Duncan Stevenson

Leahurst

"My cat likes nature. So do I. It be nice if it stuck around a little while."

Points Total

  • 25 Today
  • 125 This Week
  • 393 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    8
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 8 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

#8 Solar Farms

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Duncan Stevenson 12/02/2019 3:41 PM
    Making a community sustainable is one of the most difficult things to truly quantify, since so much of the pollution associated with any community often happens on a much larger scale, or in earlier processes like the production of food consumed by a community. Likely one of the things that will be required for increased sustainability will be a greater reliance on electricity, as it will be easier to transition large electrical grids into sustainable ones than it will be to convert more dispersed energy uses into sustainable ones. There are also companies that are willing to sell related products to consumers, and the world is going that way anyway. It would be relatively simple to convert current generation in this way, without the impedance  of a certain ford based government, but another thing to consider is dealing with the waste that there already is, and that which would be produced by converting. There needs to be more conversion happening in the waste management space than there is currently, as what we are working with now are just glorified middens. One possibility is methane digesters, at least for organic, non-tree waste, that can produce nutrient rich soil and the flammable gas Methane, which can be used as a fuel source while polluting less than traditional fossil fuels, and puts to use the heat that would normally be produced in the alternatives of composting.
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Duncan Stevenson 11/12/2019 10:24 AM
    Often the use of regenerative agriculture is not only beneficial to the environment, but is also beneficial to the land owner, as the combination of crop uses and other techniques of regenerative agriculture often increase the productivity of the farm itself, and use the space better. A more diverse use of land, silvopasture for example, doubles the streams of income and harvest periods for the farmer, and provides a better natural habitat for the both wild and domesticated plants and animals involved. agriculture is one of the few if not the only human endeavor that can become a carbon sink, and working to implement that can only be positive for the community, economy and individual.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Duncan Stevenson 11/12/2019 10:15 AM
    Even Planting a few trees can help improve the quality of the land that you have, whether being your own back yard or a volunteering opportunity. even just the presence of trees is known to help reduce stress and combat pollution from nearby roads, removing up to 2 kg per year of CO2 from the atmosphere. make it a fruit tree and there you have easy access to seasonal fruit right in your own backyard, often with flowers in the springtime

  • Duncan Stevenson 11/08/2019 7:18 AM
    yay orchard in year wooooo