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Anita Thurmond

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Points Total

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  • 1,507 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    49
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    12
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    91
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3.0
    trees
    planted

Anita's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

UU UNO Spring Conference - All In for Climate Justice

The theme for the 2021 Virtual Intergenerational Seminar is All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability. This dynamic event will take place all online Friday, April 9, 2021 - Sunday, April 11, 2021. Programs will ground, connect, and equip participants to take action toward achieving climate justice through more equitable and sustainable food systems.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 35
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Replace Manual Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

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

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

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.

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

Transportation

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

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Anita Thurmond 6/07/2022 12:06 PM
    I'm looking into home and building energy assessments.

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    Anita Thurmond 5/17/2022 10:51 AM
    I did not plant trees myself.  I contributed to he Arborday Foundation and paid to have trees planted in a national forest.  I could not backtrack or find a place to note this in the app.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

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    Anita Thurmond 5/17/2022 10:47 AM
    No.  I keep a highly irregular schedule, plus I have heard that smart thermostats may allow a power company to control the power to my house.  This is not a feasible solution for me.

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    Anita Thurmond 4/16/2022 2:00 PM
    I'm not checking in often enough but will try to improve.

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    Anita Thurmond 3/22/2022 8:18 PM
    Slowly!  I need to sped more time reading.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Anita Thurmond 1/16/2022 6:15 PM
    Since I do it remotely by contributing to the Arbor Day Society, I feel good for having paid to plant trees in our forest fire ridden national forests.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Anita Thurmond 1/16/2022 6:12 PM
    Meat can be addictive.  All that sat fat isn't good for the circulatory system and all that cow flatulence contributes to greenhouse gasses.

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    Anita Thurmond 11/17/2021 4:10 PM
    Been off the grid, but trying to get back on now.

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    Anita Thurmond 11/17/2021 4:10 PM
    Been off the grid, but trying to get back on now.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Anita Thurmond 10/24/2021 2:20 PM
    Sometimes DAISO has bamboo utensils, but they sell out quickly.  One eatery near here provides bamboo with takeout