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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Jean Lawlor

TEAM SOUTHCOAST

"Work toward greater local awareness of the important actions WE ALL can take for the planet as part of Climate Reality Southcoast Massachusetts, whose mission is to help catalyze a solution to the climate crisis by raising awareness of the URGENT need for action at all levels of society."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 444 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,744
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    400
    minutes
    spent learning

Jean's Actions

Wildlife

Foxes

I will learn more about the growing the number of foxes I regularly see.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

People

The Human Element

I will host a virtual watch party of the film, The Human Element.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

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

Climate

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Choose Better Wood Products

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Plastic packaging can clog our water ways and the stomachs of sea creatures. I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Oceans

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a trash pickup at a local river or beach that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

bird watching

I will learn more about native local birds, including owls, osprey and piping plovers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about a wild animal I find interesting, including their life cycle, habitat, ecosystem functions, and interactions with humans (if any!).

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Research Local Climate Issues

I will spend at least 20 minute(s) a day researching climate issues or climate solutions in my local area and share with others through my team feed, social media, or conversations with my peers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Jean Lawlor 4/30/2020 3:23 PM
    Today I checked off the final three challenges left incomplete. Tonight I'll watch The Human Element and a documentary on food sovereignnty.

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    Jean Lawlor 4/22/2020 2:26 PM
    Happy bEARTHday, Southcoast, MA! 
    It would have been a more chilly on Pier 3 today, where we would be gathering right about now to start our March of 2020 stops for the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Jean Lawlor 4/19/2020 1:22 PM
    Been looking into why this process locally is so opaque. Will be suggesting future public info sessions.

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    Jean Lawlor 4/15/2020 6:12 AM
    Yesterday there were three adult osprey in one next. Never saw that before. Returning juvenile joins mom & pop?

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    Jean Lawlor 4/13/2020 5:41 PM
    We now appear to have two pairs of nesting Great Egrets on Winsegansett Marsh.

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    Jean Lawlor 4/07/2020 3:09 PM
    Went for a long walk on the Fairhaven town beach to check out the fenced piping plover nesting areas. Nothing but blue sky today!

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    Jean Lawlor 4/06/2020 3:17 PM
    The osprey in the marsh seems to have found a mate. You don't often see two adult osprey calmly sharing one platform.
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Research a Wild Animal
    What interesting facts did you learn about the animal you researched? What are some of your favorite things about this animal?

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    Jean Lawlor 4/04/2020 6:58 PM
    I'm learning more about Osprey, and saw my first of 2020 today at the nearby saltmarsh. A true sign of Spring.