Our goal for participating in the Festival for the Eno was to raise awareness of Climate Cooperators’ mission and to tap into this community’s needs, issues, and great ideas pertaining to climate change
We collected ideas with our Great Ideas contest
Here are the Great Ideas submitted by our booth visitors…
|Q1. Participate in roadside cleanups and Don’t Litter||2.8|
|Q2. Find and/or develop Rammed Earth building technique applicable to our |
|Q3. Solar-powered bicycle||3.2|
|Q4. Pick up trash when you see it.||2.25|
|Q5. Encourage NCSU to push no-till farming.||3.6|
|Q6. Stop voting for people who don’t believe in <climate change>|
Stop having more than two children
|Q7. Promote EVs for municipal workers – many city workers use |
fossil fuel-burning vehicles (meter reading, utilities, … .
Avoids parking issues, reduces maintenance costs, reduces CO2.
|Q8. Work to determine best renewable energy source for different climates |
and then implement best energy sources for the area.
|Q9. Connect cities in the Triangle with light rail; provide |
electric carts and bikes at stations.
|Q10. You could try to power something without gas or batteries.||2.8|
|Q11. Be mindful about the products you purchase. Are they sustainable? |
How long do you plan on keeping them?
|Q12. Use solar energy for airplanes to conserve energy.||3.2|
|Q13. Using Mycelium to imitate Styrofoam. 100% biodegradable, |
grown from scraps and organic waste.
|Q14. I have an electric car, and I want to promote installing more charging stations |
all over NC to encourage more people to make the leap of buying EVs.
|Q15. Stop mowing so much lawn space. Instead, provide incentives for people to |
turn lawns into growing space so folks can share locally grown fruits and veggies
with neighbors, food pantries, schools, prisons, … 🙂
|Q16. Roof-top gardening on all buildings -> use to feed restaurants below. |
Call it “Roof to Table” or “Roof to Floor”.
|Q17. Stop using one-time-use plastics! They are literally everywhere.||4.6|
|Q18. Electric plug-in hybrid- energy efficiency||3.2|
|Q19. – Transit options- Plant-based diet- Walkable neighborhoods- Bike highways||3.8|
|Q20. – People can stop littering- When you are done using the faucet, turn it off.||2.8|
|Q21. One car per household instead of multiple||3|
|Q22. No more single-use plastics (takeout containers, bags, straws, etc.)||4|
|Q23. Plant trees. Lots of them.||3.2|
|Q24. Work with farmers near towns to improve urban/rural cooperation and |
determine locations for solar and wind farms and dedicated urban <demand?>
|Q25. Plant-based eating 🙂||3.6|
|Q26. Rein in Power of Big Corporations!||3.4|
|Q27. 1. Market human as “learning animals”.|
2. Glamorize “challenge” as the drive of humans and “making things better”.
3. Honor “adding value” rather than money! Measure it! Use technology
to provide alternative approaches!
4. Celebrate relations
5. Being uncomfortable is good. Keep pushing the edge, keep learning,
|Q28. – Cooking: Use solar oven. In climate like NC, it can be used for |
cooking 5-6 months out of the year.-
Just say no to those free ballpoint pens. Buy refills instead.
|Q29. Let’s drop leaflets on the White House so they know this is a real concern!||2.4|
|Q30. Install EV stations at RDU airport||4.2|
|Q31. Girl/Boy Scouts-like achievement badges for adults to |
experiment & experience bunches of different ways of doing
|Q32. Pass laws that would allow groups of individuals to purchase shares |
in rural solar installations and then share the power through net metering.
|Q33. Use EVs on guideways as an alternative to light rail.||3.8|
|Q34. – Wash clothes by hand and line dry.|
– Keep a minimum number of lights on
– Eat vegetables raw when possible
|Q35. Reduce A/C at night.||2.4|
|Q36. Pass a carbon tax on the Federal level. Support Citizens’ Climate Lobby.||4|
The winners of our Great Ideas Contest are…
Marilyn Grubbs: I have an electric car, and I want to promote installing more charging stations all over NC to encourage more people to make the leap of buying EVs.
April Hamblin: Stop using one-time-use plastics! They are literally everywhere.
David Brown: Promote EVs for municipal workers – many city workers use fossil fuel-burning vehicles (meter reading, utilities, …). Avoids parking issues, reduces maintenance costs, reduces CO2.
Brianna Underhill: Be mindful about the products you purchase. Are they sustainable? How long do you plan on keeping them?
Ben Johnston-Krase: Stop mowing so much lawn space. Instead, provide incentives for people to turn lawns into growing space so folks can share locally grown fruits and veggies with neighbors, food pantries, schools, prisons, … 🙂
Brian Sharp: Install EV stations at RDU airport
Cayla Kitts: No more single-use plastics (takeout containers, bags, straws, etc.)
Mike Pototta: Pass a carbon tax on the Federal level. Support Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Durham Earth Day Festival – April 2018
Climate Cooperators was represented on April 22 by Mike Rychener, our Founder. Joining him was Joe Durham, of Driver’s Network Auto
NC Climate Summit, November 17-19, 2017, Haw River State Park, Brown Summit, NC
With youth and adults from across NC, dive deep into multi-racial and intergenerational learning. Together, explore grassroots solutions that make our communities more resilient, equitable, and powerful, as we work to avert climate chaos. Register Now!
Reuse! A Documentary Screening Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet, November 17, Durham Central Park, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Earth Care Witness Forum, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 pm, Sunday, November 5
Sponsored by the Durham Friends Meeting
Come join us as Rebecca Dodder leads us in the energy options game, GENERATE!
The game, developed by Rebecca and her colleagues at EPA, engages players ages 12 and older in planning for their own energy system, while balancing economic realities with the environmental consequences of their decisions. While it doesn’t ignore the difficult and complex choices, it breaks them down in an interesting and fun way that encourages dialogue around our energy choices. How we, as a community, state, and a nation, build our energy system over the next several decades will have profound implications for the health of our air, water, land, and climate.
The Durham Friends meetinghouse is the large building found at the back of the property at:
404 Alexander Avenue Durham, NC 27705
- author of North Carolina Clean Path 2025: Achieving an Economical Clean Energy Future
- The Friday Center at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
- Join the Durham Launch the Future Team … or form your own and compete!
- Choose your own daily or one-time challenges to get points for the team
- See how many things you are already doing that make a difference
- Challenge yourself to try something new!
- Invite friends and family and challenge them!
Bike Durham Fall Social : October 7, 2017
Visit our table at the Durty Bull Brewing Company, 206 Broadway, Durham.
This is a fabulous place to hang out, hear live music, enjoy local brew, food & friends! Bring your bike! Or your dog!