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  • Devon Golem's avatar
    Devon Golem 6/26/2021 3:42 AM
    Hi all! I love Drawdown Ecosystems because I am learning so much including new actions to take. I do wish I were able to access this as an app because I find that I sometimes forget to find the email that provides a link to log in. I think an app would provide easy access and I would see it regularly which would lead to better record keeping. Thoughts?

  • Thomas  Fletcher's avatar
    Thomas Fletcher 6/14/2021 11:25 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS TEAM!!!!!  We did it!  6000 points.

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    Thomas Fletcher 6/12/2021 10:43 AM
    We are within 200 points of 6000.  Take an action to help push us over the top.  Reflect or comment on an action taken to contribute too.  Cheers!

  • Denise Frizzell's avatar
    Denise Frizzell 6/09/2021 6:08 PM
    Our new windows were installed this week so I am eager to see if they translate into a reduction in our energy use and bill. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

    Denise Frizzell's avatar
    Denise Frizzell 6/09/2021 6:06 PM
    The most exciting solution I explored is actually more the array of renewable solutions available to replace oil and gas. Solar, wind, biomass, hydro coupled by battery storage are all here now. The barriers are primarily political which are very real but crazy-making given that our collective fate hangs in the balance.

  • Thomas  Fletcher's avatar
    Thomas Fletcher 6/04/2021 8:34 AM
    Looks like we have had a big points haul the last couple of days, but (unfortunately) lost a teammate.

    Can we reach 6000 points by June 15?  Let's give it a try.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but its carbon footprint may not be obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

    Denise Frizzell's avatar
    Denise Frizzell 6/03/2021 5:59 PM
    Concrete is a good example of a material most of us encounter every day with minimal awareness of its carbon footprint. Other such everyday materials with high carbon footprints might include any that require high inputs of petroleum at any point along the production process. For example, plastics, furniture, building materials come to mind as possibilities. I can and will check this by searching the Internet for "high petroleum-based materials and products" to see what I find. 

  • Denise Frizzell's avatar
    Denise Frizzell 5/25/2021 6:16 PM
    I distributed woodchips to garden beds in our townhouse community on Monday as part of an ongoing effort to help restore the soil and slow down erosion. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Learn About Drawdown Solutions
    What drawdown solutions do you now want to put into action individually and collectively in our congregation?

    Denise Frizzell's avatar
    Denise Frizzell 5/25/2021 6:07 PM
    While always room for improvement, I have adopted several of the individual drawdown solutions as part of my lifestyle. Collectively, our congregation, Eno River UU Fellowship in Durham, NC, is in year 4 of a formal UUA greening initiative, Green Sanctuary (GS). Our GS accreditation plan includes 12 projects in four areas of congregational life. Some of the projects are drawdown solutions. For example, the projects range from education (youth & adults) to solar panels to waste reduction. We hope to complete the certification process by the end of 2021. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation 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?

    Beverly Wedda's avatar
    Beverly Wedda 5/23/2021 7:21 PM
    This week was great for biking rather than driving places.  My first bikeride into work for the season mid week, and a couple nice treks to our community garden.  Gotta love these days with more daylight, as makes biking to work a great option!