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Anita Thurmond

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Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,017 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    63
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Anita's 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

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

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

Uncompleted
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

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.

Uncompleted
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 21
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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Anita Thurmond's avatar
    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
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Anita Thurmond 10/24/2021 2:18 PM
    people: family, church. friends

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    Anita Thurmond 6/22/2021 6:55 PM
    Better today.  More meatless meals!

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    Anita Thurmond 6/19/2021 10:05 PM
    Got in on the 19th just before midnight!



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    Anita Thurmond 5/20/2021 7:17 PM
    Gettin' better.  Today I took 2 loads to the compost pile, reused a bread bag for the plasticware I'm taking to Metrocrest and took a well sprouted sweet potato and onion to my super gardener neighbors.  I think they may be able to grow several sweet potato plants and more sweet potatoes from that one.


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    Anita Thurmond 5/04/2021 8:35 PM
    slowly.  I need to make time for some of the research.

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    Anita Thurmond 4/29/2021 10:44 AM
    I wrote to my senator last night during the Zoom event about supporting S300 (the Black Farmers Bill) and S1072 (Climate Stewardship).  I had thought it was too late to write that letter but is wasn't.  There have been 5 letters from Texas (mine would make 6).  The UUSJ office is trying to make appointments with senate staffers to further encourage support for these bills but don't have one with Sen. Cornyn yet. 

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    Anita Thurmond 4/29/2021 10:37 AM
    Slowly, but I learned last night in the Zoom meeting that I can access the research materials from this Website, so I should be able to do some of the research activities.