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Janet Russell

SFUU

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 398 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    26
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Janet's Actions

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 25 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

Support a Just Transition to Climate-Friendly Agriculture

The deadline for this UUMFE- and UUSJ-sponsored letter writing campaign has been extended to May 10th. Our faith calls us to promote bold action in response to the worsening climate crisis and the glaring racial and socioeconomic inequities revealed by the pandemic. There is growing recognition that changes in our food systems can contribute to progress in fighting climate change. These changes, if done right, can also rectify injustices in our current agricultural systems. As UUs, we insist that the transition to more climate-friendly agriculture also responds to pressing social problems like land loss, racism, unemployment, and hunger. We are urging Senators to support legislation that would make progress on both climate change and social ills, such as the Justice for Black Farmers Act (recently introduced as S. 300) and the Climate Stewardship Act (just re-introduced as S.1072). Take 5 minutes and send your letter now!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Watch kiss the ground webinar

To learn more after watching Kiss the Ground

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Regenerative Gardening

After viewing the films, Kiss the Ground and 2040, I wondered if I could apply regenerative agriculture to my small backyard garden. I found a couple books to peruse but found I couldn't get myself to sit down and read them. Hence, this daily action. If you have a garden, lawn, or pots on the porch, maybe you would be interested in this action as well. DAILY ACTION: read a chapter from a book on regenerative gardening and/or tend your garden using these practices. Some links to books are provided, if you find others, your action is to post that in our team feed.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Use solar clothes drying...a clothesline!

Use my clothesline whenever weather allows. 2-3x per week

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

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

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Purchase and drive an electric vehicle

Reduce gas emissions

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

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

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

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    Janet Russell 5/23/2021 8:38 PM
    Things have been crazy, so while I am thinking and working on actions, I don't always get to the computer to log things.  I'm going to try to do more this week!

    • Barb Munn's avatar
      Barb Munn 5/24/2021 9:17 AM
      You can backlog daily actions up to 4 days in the past!

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    Janet Russell 4/30/2021 11:08 PM
    I am currently on a trip, and am finding it a lot harder to stick with my goals away from home! I’ve managed to use my own reusable bottles rather than the myriad of tiny plastic tubes at the hotels. Tonight we are at an older hotel  that relies on fans and breezes rather than AC.  We are making a concerted effort to buy local, both to support the local economy hit hard by the pandemic and to reduce our carbon footprint a bit.  On the morning we are off to the local farmers market!

    • Barb Munn's avatar
      Barb Munn 5/01/2021 6:53 PM
      When we were in Costa Rica (pre-Covid) all of the hotels we stayed at had pump bottles attached to the shower stall for shampoo and conditioner and same for soap near to the bathroom sink.  It makes so much more sense than those little plastic bottles.