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

Pat's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Improve a Bus Stop

Public 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 Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

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 Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

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 ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

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 ACTIONS

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

Efficient Aviation

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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's avatar
    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
    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's avatar
      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's avatar
    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's avatar
      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.