April 1 - April 30, 2020

James Riddle

HP Inc.

"Try to do some good while working from home during a pandemic."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,621 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    29
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    348
    gallons of water
    have been saved

James's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators, including monarch butterflies, to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Oceans

Support Organic Growing Methods

I will buy organic cotton and foods grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Completed
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

Forests

Plant Trees

I will plant 1 native tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

I will contact 3 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support A Sharing Economy

To reduce my consumption and waste and support my community, I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • James Riddle 4/30/2020 12:23 PM
    taking the ebike today with my kiddo to meet my mom for a socially distanced walk. might pick up some recently thinned out bamboo from my mom's neighbor to make a teepee back at our house.

  • James Riddle 4/29/2020 12:43 PM
    taking a bike ride with my daughter today to meet my mother for a socially distanced walk; will bring a bag to collect plastic garbage while we walk and chat.
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

    James Riddle 4/29/2020 12:42 PM
    The impacts of supply chains for products we buy are depend on raw materials and factories far from our homes. That these impacts are so distant from us makes it easier to discount them and harder to identify them. Example: Without reliable eco-labels like FSC-certification, it's very difficult to know if paper packaging we buy contributes to deforestation (end even then, there are less-reliable eco-labels and sustainability claims that might be confusing to well-meaning consumers).

  • James Riddle 4/28/2020 1:05 PM
    got a new hop rhizome from my neighbor. if the crop is good, i'll pass the hops onto to someone who can brew with them.

  • James Riddle 4/27/2020 12:41 PM
    got and planted native pollinator-friendly flowers yesterday.  today to plan out when to get a native tree to plant.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    James Riddle 4/27/2020 12:40 PM
    REad up on native pollinator-friendly plasts, hit the local co-op nursery, and then planted 9 new little babies in my yard.. types are: some douglas aster, starflower, brodacaea elegans, and another one i can't remember.

  • James Riddle 4/25/2020 9:16 PM
    Hit the Portland Farmers Marke today (social isolation style). Also hit our local nursery co-op to buy native pollinator-friendly plant.   

  • James Riddle 4/24/2020 10:59 AM
    yesterday we bought reclaimed trim (probably ~100 years old) for building window and door casements in our basement project.

  • James Riddle 4/23/2020 11:32 AM
    no big events today... still need to get to the nursery for native and pollinator-friendly plants/trees.

  • James Riddle 4/22/2020 10:30 AM
    For Earth Day, took a morning walk in the Oregon rain, and picked up plastic trash listening to an NPR story about Earth Day... Learned that the organizer of the first Earth Day grew up in Camas, Washington right next to my HP work site :)