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Barb Munn

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 230 This Week
  • 587 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Barb's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

SFUU Earth Day Forum

Join Tom Piette and the Mission Earth crew to learn about a few new technological solutions to the climate crisis. This Earth Day Forum will occur in the SFUU zoom room at 11 am on Sunday, Apr. 25th after church services. It will be recorded - so if you are not available on the 25th, you can still watch it later.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Kiss the Ground Film

View the new film, Kiss the Ground, and learn about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 180 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Offset for climate justice

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Compost Eggshells

I have a compost, but have not been adding egg shells, because they take so long to break down and we are wary about salmonella. I will research composting egg shells and then begin doing it!

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change

Watch the film 2040, a documentary that follows filmmaker, Damon Gameau as he travels the world seeking new approaches and innovations to combat the climate crisis. Concerned with his own daughter’s future, the film is a positive take at what the world could be like if we embrace more regenerative solutions to address the planet’s most pressing environmental issue.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Donate to Population Connection

Population Connection is an organization that works to empower girls and women to make reproductive choices. They address unmet needs for family planning around the world. According to their website: "Until everyone, everywhere, has access to affordable and appropriate contraceptives, comprehensive reproductive health care, and equal opportunity in education and employment, global environmental crises, food and water shortages, and entrenched poverty will continue unabated. We must dedicate every available resource to advocating in Washington, DC, for dramatic increases in family planning aid and to educating tomorrow’s leaders about the troubling realities of rapid population growth." I usually give a one time donation at the end of the year, but my action on learning about the need for family planning during this challenge called me to donate mid year as well.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Exploring Carbon Offsets

I will spend an hour exploring the efficacy of carbon offsets - their pros and cons.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 84 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Barb Munn 4/17/2021 7:06 PM
    Welcome Carol!  Three more vegetarian meals for me today, plus working in our garden and sharing our surplus arugula and lettuce with neighbors.

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    Barb Munn 4/16/2021 5:15 PM
    Today I ate 3 vegetarian meals, and took a hike (where I saw many birds, including a Bullock's oriole, flowers, bees and butterflies).
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Barb Munn 4/15/2021 4:55 PM
    Richer countries consume more meat than others because they can - the problem is that they consume more than their fair share.  In addition, the industrialization of the cattle business increases the release of carbon to the atmosphere.  According to Drawdown, a 2016 study suggested emissions could be reduced by 63% by adopting a vegetarian diet.

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    Barb Munn 4/15/2021 9:54 AM
    Welcome Tom, so glad you are on the team!

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    Barb Munn 4/14/2021 11:40 AM
    After learning about regenerative agriculture action (under bulidling resilience), I looked into regenerative gardening (since I am not a farmer, but do have a backyard garden). Iound this post interesting: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/build-regenerative-garden/.  I also bought a couple of books:  Growing Good Food: A citizen's guide to climate victory gardening (citizen gardening) and The Regenerative Grwer's Guide to Garden Amendments: ...
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Barb Munn 4/14/2021 11:33 AM
    Beyond producing healthy food, sequestering carbon, and stopping the input of pesticides into our ground water systems, regenerative agriculture benefits the whole ecosystem by providing habitat for creatures.  Also, the stories I read indicated that productivity increases so that farmers see an economic benefit and there is less reliance on government subsidies, which means those tax dollars can be used for other causes.

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    Barb Munn 4/13/2021 10:02 AM
    I created another team action for you under Resilience - you can watch the film, Kiss the Ground, for free between now and April 26th - I watched it last night and it was worth the time.  It is also available on netflix.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Kiss the Ground Film
    How do you feel about what you saw in this film? What are you already doing, or plan to do to support healthy soil and food justice?

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    Barb Munn 4/13/2021 10:00 AM
    I felt ignorant about the connection between the microbes in the soil, the plants,  the animals, and the health of the soil!  And I was amazed at the prospect of storing so much carbon simply through good agricultural practices.  I have my own garden and will explore NOT tilling!  I belong to a CSA, and if I get a chance, I will ask if they practice regenerative farming.

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    Barb Munn 4/12/2021 3:45 PM
    I got lazy over the winter about hanging my clothes out to dry; it is so easy to fall into routines of convenience!  But, the ecochallenge has inspired me to get back to hanging clothes again - the act of standing in my yard hanging up clothes is actually relaxing, I pay attention to the surrounding sounds of my neighborhood and the clothes smell so fresh afterwards!

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    Barb Munn 4/12/2021 3:40 PM
    Welcome to team SFUU, Janet!!