Lynne Nittler

Resilient Davis

"To continue to reduce my carbon footprint as I explore ways to live more sustainably and plan for resiience, too."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 162 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    8
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    -10
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Ecological Principles

Advocate for Sustainability

I will contact local officials and city leaders this week to challenge them to support sustainability policies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 8 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to -10.83 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Lynne Nittler 5/05/2018 2:17 PM
    I picked some new challenges today for the next two weeks.  I plan to work on a gardening project in my community with the Horticulture committee:  thinning the peaches, which we love to do together each year.  So I'll be able to complete that one soon.  I also marked watching a sustainability video because there's a NOVA video that recently came out on climate change that I've been wanting to watch and this will make me find the time!  I also marked a choice to visit a local rep. about a sustainability issue, and I have an appointment with my state Senator on May 16 on a piece of legislation, SB964 by Fossil Free CA which will require our two largest pension plans (largest in the US really CalPERS and CalSTRS_) to consider risk of investments in fossil fuels.  So these choices all helped me to focus on some actions I've been wanting to take and see them in the light of climate actions!  I'll be able soon to mark the completed.  Plus...I still have mulching my trees and beds on the list as incomplete....but it's a yearly endeavor I must complete before the June heat!  So much to do!

  • Lynne Nittler 5/02/2018 3:28 PM
    I'm feeling guilty.  I just had to work on getting my winter garden out and my summer garden in and mulched with rice straw, so the mulcing all around my yard will not happen until next week!  it's very important before the really hot weather hits!  I think I must use the drip lines this week as temperatures move up toward 90 degrees.  Mulch will help keep that moisture in.

  • Lynne Nittler 5/02/2018 3:26 PM
    I just watched The Story of Bottled Water.  I love Annie Leonard (now CEO of Greenpeace) and how she teaches in her videos!  I never thought for one minute that bottled water made sense.  I read a terrific article in Mother Jones on how bottling water in Fiji was hurting the water aquifer on Fiji, took it in to the Davis Food Coop that was selling it at the time, and they discontinued the product based on that piece of journalism!  Yeah!

  • Lynne Nittler 4/24/2018 12:51 AM
    I road the bus from Davis to Sacramento and back for a meeting with Senator Dodd to ask him to sign a pledge to not accept oil money in his campaigns.  He accepted the pledge!  I enjoyed the easy ride.  I even rode my bicycle to the bus stop.  This was 40 miles round trip. I do almost all my lobbying and political marches on Yolobus!  It's so easy and fun!  I take others with me, too.  For instance, the Raging Grannies!