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Andi Abel

WSP East

POINTS TOTAL

  • 35 TODAY
  • 139 THIS WEEK
  • 657 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    19
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1.0
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    83
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    33
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    40
    single-use bags
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    tree
    planted

Andi's actions

Land + Forests

Plant Trees

Trees capture carbon and produce oxygen that is essential to life on earth. I will support this important piece of nature by organizing or joining a community group to plant 1 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Reduce Animal Products

One kilogram of beef and cheese emits 71kg and 24kg of greenhouse gasses, while 1kg of rice, grains, and legumes emits between 2-4kg. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts emit less than 1kg per 1kg. I will reduce my climate impact by enjoying 3 meatless meals and/or 1 vegan meals each day this week.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Go Plastic-Free

Millions of tons of plastic is produced each year worldwide. Each day, I will conduct a plastics audit of what I buy and use throughout the challenge (kitchen, bathroom, personal care products, etc.), to see how single-use plastic shows up in my life. I will find plastic-free alternatives to these products and advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, product manufacturers, at work, or on campus.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Understand My Water Footprint

Each of us has a water footprint, directly linked to our daily activities as well as the water required in the production of things we use each day. Understanding our water use is important for a healthy planet. I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste, then share what I learned on the feed.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Borrow Before I Buy

Why buy something I will only use once or a few times if someone nearby has it for me to borrow, and why not share something I have that someone may only need a few times a year? To reduce my consumption and waste, I will create or support the sharing economy with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Use Reusable Bags

Plastic bags can be mistaken for food by many wild animals and can end up in habitats that harm wildlife. I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace whenever I am outside.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Calculate My Carbon Impact

Carbon emissions can show up in many surprising ways in our life. I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Choose Renewable Energy

Renewable energy options are becoming more widespread and accessible. Not only are they good for the planet, they can help save money as well. I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will contact them to advocate for this option in the future.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

No More Plastic Forks

Clean your house out of mismatched dinner cutlery. Bring in reusable metal/ stainless steel dinner cutlery (forks, spoons, knives) to donate to the WSP café in your office. Use the new cutlery to achieve the daily action of reducing plastic use during lunch.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Take the Veg Pledge!

Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most impactful (and delicious) ways to reduce your environmental footprint. Follow the link below to join WSP's week-long Veg Pledge and eat vegetarian or vegan from 22-28 April. Take it one step further and host a plant-based pot-luck in your office during April!

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Andi Abel 4/18/2024 8:23 AM
    It's Bring Your Kid to Work Day in the NYC Office and I am amazed at how much these kids already know about sustainability!

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    Andi Abel 4/15/2024 7:02 AM
    We're halfway through Earth Month and this year's EcoChallenge! It's spring in NYC and I got out and enjoyed it this weekend - I hope you are able to get out and spend time in nature this week. Don't forget to check in daily and complete those big ticket one-time action items!

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    Andi Abel 4/12/2024 9:17 AM
    Great job in week 2 of Earth Month - Keep it up!


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    Andi Abel 4/09/2024 6:24 AM
    Hi WSP East! Great job with recruitment over the past week - now let's dig in and check some of our actions off our lists! Don't forget to log in every day (or at least every three days) to check in on your daily actions!

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    Andi Abel 4/04/2024 8:14 AM
    We are off to a great start WSP East! Let's keep the momentum going!
    • Remember to be checking in to your daily EcoChallenge actions to earn points
    • Recruit at least one person to join the team!
    • Check out this great quiz on plastic recycling: Ridwell Earth Month Quiz (typeform.com)

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    Andi Abel 4/03/2024 12:50 PM
    So excited for my first EcoChallenge event! This week I am focusing on recruiting additional members to join our team. Help me out by inviting at least one person today! We are still ahead of the West but not by much!