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Cindi Rittenhouse

Lilac goes Green

"I want to win this challenge if I'm honest. I'm Harley's mom, I feel it's my duty to go the distance ;-)"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,192 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Cindi's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Action Track: Social Justice

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 1 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

Food

Support Organic Growing Methods

Nutrient Management

I will buy organic cotton and foods grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

Electric Bicycles

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 5 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant one vegetable

Plant at least one vegetable to grow at home. This could be a single plant grown in a pot, like an basil, parsley or cherry tomatoes. I chose it because it seems a simple way to increase local food consumption and planting only one thing is something that many of us can do.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

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

Materials

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/29/2020 8:29 PM
    I am glad I did this, but would like to do more
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/23/2020 4:44 PM
    I have participated in CSAs.  Other than that, I grew up with lots of farms and apple orchards around.  Bring in farmland makes me feel at peace and connected to the earth and human families history.

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/22/2020 12:07 PM
    I wish I could do more!  

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/17/2020 8:28 PM
    I joined to help my son - let's win this team!!  - and because I always strive to do things that reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/17/2020 8:27 PM
    Biking is my favorite. I can move along quickly, I don't have to carry items on my back because my bike has a rack.  I like that I can really look around, I can easily stop to say hello if I see someone I know.  Walking is my second favorite; I really like when I can take care of needs within walking distance.  Driving is my least favorite.  Though I do enjoy listening to books on CD when I do.

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/14/2020 4:39 PM
    I want to do more.  The number I’m able to do is being limited by the software.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/04/2020 1:34 PM
    The main thing that influences my choice of transportation is driving others.  I often am transporting my and other children to something.  Other things are distance to location and transporting items (e.g. groceries).  I would ride my bike more if it were just me and not giving a ride to people and/or bulky items.

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 4/30/2020 4:25 PM
    I love being an Eco-activist.  Of course, this is my son's project, so obviously...I'm doing this!  I chose alot of food actions, some materials ones.  The others will take a bit longer to do.

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 4/30/2020 4:16 PM
    I would like to do more!!  I am learning quite a bit from the research.  Some thing we already did, so that's good.  
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 4/28/2020 12:31 PM
    I'm really curious about biomass.  I read about homes using wood for heat.  I thought that was a pollutant.  I need to read more.  I'm inspired to look for alternate solutions for heat/electricity for our home/community.