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Gary Piazzon

Whidbey UUs For CJ

"We are committed to bringing awareness and encouraging actions that are people and biosphere restorative. "

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    251
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    49
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Gary's Actions

Land Sinks

Lobby Elected Officials

Get decision makers to make enviro/people friendly just sustainable solutions.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Building Resilience

Ally with Frontline Efforts to stop fossil fuel projects like pipelines and refineries

My goal is to support those opposing fossil fuel infrastructure projects like pipelines, refineries, etc.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 50 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 50 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 45 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn about the impact of old refrigerants

I will spend 45 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links provided

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 10 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Organic Gardening Veggies

Goal to growing veggies for consumption at Coupeville Community Garden.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 90 minute(s) researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers or post to social media.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Bringing Biochar Technology to Whidbey & Beyond

We are working to spread the word about the benefits of and offer demonstrations of making biochar. Our goal is to get farmers, forestry folks and gardeners educated about the hows and whys of making biochar. Why? For food security, atmospheric decarbonization and to promote healthy living.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Saying yes! to Solutionary Rail

I advocate for Solutionary Rail a sytem for electrification of commercial rail using renewable energy. Goal: to Solutionary Rail adopted and implemented. Why? Because it is an elegant 21st century solution to many of our current problems including: GHG emissions, road and rail congestion, assisting Ag and providing green jobs to areas now mining dirty energy.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Advocating for healthy Homes and Buildings

Advocate for legislation and personal actions which reduce energy use and shift from dirty energy to renewables. Goal: To get people and government to realize the benefits and act accordingly. Why? to reduce emissions and promote healthy indoor living environment

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 3 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

In Love of Staycations

Promote staycations. Goal: get more people to travel recreationally less, especially by plane. Why? to develop a commitment to place and reduce or carbon and other impacts or selfish travel.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Saving the Snake river

I collaborate with those working on restoring the Snake River through education and advocacy. Goal: The breaching of the four lower Snake River dams. Why? To support the tribes dependent on the salmon and steelhead of the Snake River which are on the verge of extinction as are the Southern Resident orca who rely on them during the winter.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 25 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Gary Piazzon 6/30/2021 9:26 PM
    I have lobbied WA state's Governor, Senators and federal reps to support the Simpson Plan to Save the Snake.  I have lobbied the President to shutdown Line 3, include Solutionary Rail and other climate solutions in the infrastructure bill.  I have urged others to do so as well via my social media tools: FB, Enews, UUMFE, and CO2C listserve.   

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    Gary Piazzon 6/30/2021 8:53 PM
    Rode Ebike to PRI and worked on Biochar display as well as discussing plans with Gabe for storage.  Volunteered at IC museum and spoke to director and others about benefits of heat pumps. Delivered greens to Dr Vracin.  Included article about soaps free of plastic containers for laundry and hygiene and described low CO2 aspects in Enews.  

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    Gary Piazzon 6/30/2021 8:36 PM
    Took 5 gallons of Biochar to Ryan's House for homeless youth with instructions, for there veggie garden also provide organic veggies to them.  

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    Gary Piazzon 6/25/2021 8:03 AM
    got sign up on hwy 525 Welcher road location.  Scampi continues to promote dam removal from Coupeville wharf.  Where baby seal is getting much attention.   Benn attending GA sessions: BIPOC/EJ yesterday.  Sent Line 3 and TM advocacy items to Co2C group, etc on Monday.  
    :)

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    Gary Piazzon 6/25/2021 7:57 AM
    Biochar burn #7 PRI went very well.  Getting a lot of interest.  Updated biochar HO.  Responded to inquiries at dock re: Snake crisis.  

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    Gary Piazzon 6/25/2021 7:55 AM
    Saving the Snake River: Reestablished Hetler's sign, sent out email regarding thwarting sign thieves.  Took Biochar to Community garden with new HO's also to PB per his request.  Left 5 gallons at our CSA with instructions for us.   

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    Gary Piazzon 6/25/2021 7:51 AM
    enews submission included what we are doing at PRI with trainee.  Biochar burn at PRI. We are making about 60 gallons per. Also advocating for support of indigenous friend fighting Line 3 and Trans Mountain.   Watered and collected greens at Community Garden.  Talked to member about Biochar and invited him to PRI

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    Gary Piazzon 6/15/2021 8:04 PM
    Biochar burn training/demo #1 with Gabe PRI intern for summer.  I/s about 35 people in the process.  Reported event on FB sites with fotos. 

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    Gary Piazzon 6/15/2021 8:03 PM
    Brought Snake Rivers signs to USL honesty in Ed demonstration and gave to UU Sierra Club lead Nancy Johnson for distribution on Mainland.  Biochar burn training with Gabe at PRI.  Will get Hazelnut bags from WEAN for distribution. 

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    Gary Piazzon 6/15/2021 7:24 PM
    Upgraded Biochar HO.  Reestablished stolen Snake Sign at Rosen's with cable to their mailbox. :)  Weeded, watered and gathered lettuce. kale  and radishes from Community Garden.