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Dann Sklarew

Actioneers of EVPP 480

"To practice what I teach."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 636 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    1
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    1
    miles
    traveled by foot

Dann's Actions

A Call to Sustainability

Learn About Local Issues

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

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A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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Visions of Sustainability

Contact Decision Makers

I will write 5 letter(s) or email(s) and/or make 0 call(s) this week to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

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Consumption and Economy

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

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Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

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Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 4.82 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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One-Time Action

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) this week.

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

I will only use muscle-powered transportation this week.

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Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 1 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 4.33 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 0.34 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Attend a Meeting

This week, I will attend one local event or meeting concerning a current issue in my community such as a planning meeting, a town hall, or a training on taking action.

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Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community this week.

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Community

Plan a Block Party

I will plan a block party to meet my neighbors, help them meet each other, and foster a sense of community.

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A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 20 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

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One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

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A Call to Sustainability

Sign a Petition

I will sign petitions in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

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One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

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One-Time Action

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    Dann Sklarew 2/07/2019 8:07 PM
    Apparently, we completed our 2018 challenge - hurray!

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    Dann Sklarew 2/21/2018 2:27 PM
    On Sunday, I am speaking to my religious community about the status and recovery of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

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    Dann Sklarew 1/30/2018 9:33 PM
    Teaching EVPP322  provides me opportunity to share why/how sustainability is important (material) to business as well as to articulate a vision for how business can help our society to be more sustainable.

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    Dann Sklarew 1/26/2018 9:10 PM
    I just signed the anti-gerrymandering petition at https://www.onevirginia2021.org/participate/petition in order to "establish a redistricting process in Virginia that is done by an impartial, independent commission based on non-partisan, objective criteria."

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    Dann Sklarew 1/21/2018 8:43 PM
    I was happily surprised to discover and watch "Story of Stuff" lead, Annie Leonard's stuff-style op-ed/documentary on "The Story of Bottled Water."

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    Dann Sklarew 1/10/2018 8:10 PM
    Fun talking with my son about what makes our footprint >1 Earth, what that implies for him when he's my age, and what we might do about it. Long-term sustainability seems so much more tangible when talking with the next generation about our current impacts in their future lives, options and world. It reminds me of Thomas Jefferson's phrase, "The earth belongs in usufruct to the living."

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      Beth Beek Blackford 1/12/2018 8:05 PM
      Okay, is that really a word?!  Had to look it up, and sure enough:  USUFRUCT-A Civil Law term referring to the right of one individual to use and enjoy the property of another, provided its substance is neither impaired nor altered.
      For example, a usufructuary right would be the right to use water from a stream in order to generate electrical power. Such a right is distinguishable from a claim of legal ownership of the water itself.

    • Thanks for sharing Dann! Our daughter is only 9 months and I think often about having these conversation with her some day.

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    Dann Sklarew 1/03/2018 5:36 PM
    Starting at over 2 Earths, family and I will have to fly less, and eat more local, fresh foods in 2018. (That doesn't sound too draconian.) 

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    Dann Sklarew 1/03/2018 4:38 PM
    I found this list of 10 sustainability documentaries that includes the excellent 
    + 9 others I have yet to see - any suggestions?

    Missing from this Netflix-limited list was the 13.5-minute "Unravel," a gorgeous and profound trip with Westerners' discarded clothes to their ultimate destination -- in India. Enjoy!

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      Dann Sklarew 1/11/2018 7:55 PM
      You're very welcome, Sue! Got any faves you'd recommend too? 

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      Sue Barns 1/11/2018 7:44 PM
      I watched the "Unravel" documentary. So interesting and lovely! thanks for the suggestion, Dann :-)