Pat McKenna

Comox Valley Drawdown

"If we all work together And collaborate we can change the world #DoThisForGreta"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 578 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    700
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    9
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    9
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 35 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 60 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 1.7 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Pat McKenna 11/25/2019 4:42 PM
    Walking in Tofino I noticed how focused they are on reducing the need for cars. Bicycles to borrow or rent, walking paths clear of debris, multiple skate
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    and even event buses to keep the cars off the road.  It is truly a community that is trying to achieve goals in sustainability. 

    • Helen Boyd 11/25/2019 7:17 PM
      I totally agree the walking/bike path that goes all the way into town is being expanded. Really neat to see a community that has embraced muscle transportation. Thanks for posting Pat!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Pat McKenna 11/11/2019 6:44 PM
    I am still learning so much about sustainability and I’m hoping through this drawdown eco challenge to learn more. I just watched a really cool video on how manure is converted into electricity at a methane digester firm

    • Helen Boyd 11/11/2019 7:18 PM
      Nice to have you participate Pat. There is a wealth of knowledge to be acquired throughout this Ecochallenge.