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Norah Pauley-DeLapp

ChangemakersCT

"Yes, I love Marvel, but I love the earth more. "

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 150 This Week
  • 4,468 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    341
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    7,564
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    611
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1.0
    trees
    planted

Norah's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 163
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 95
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 5 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 10 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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?

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 7/19/2022 6:50 PM
    I enjoy seeing different people doing things, such as yard work, playing with a sibling or friend, or sitting in a peaceful spot. A lot of times when I walk out of my neighborhood I see trash and wish people didn't litter.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 6/21/2022 7:18 PM
    Every night I eat dinner with my family with no distractions, and I'm really glad. We learn about each other's day, and all sorts of subjects come and we learn things about each other we didn't know. Dinner is a lot of times the highlight of the day not because of the food but because I get to see and talk with my family, and if we ate with phones out it wouldn't be the same.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 5/21/2022 4:49 AM
    It helps the earth and I want to help the earth. I can help to get others involved by explaining the importance of solar energy and how everyone should have access even if they can't install them on their roof. Now, we have a law passed for shared solar.

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 5/20/2022 6:37 PM
    It's nice to know that we are helping to make a difference in the world.

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 5/15/2022 12:38 PM
    How do we know what place we're in for the challenge?

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 4/27/2022 5:28 PM
    Who's ready for Take the Bus Thursday?

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    Norah Pauley-DeLapp 4/14/2022 3:42 AM
    I don't know who's here right now, but I hope everybody is ready for the presentation! :)