Skip to main content
Sarah Aiello's avatar

Sarah Aiello

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

"We are ALL in this together...every action, no matter how small, makes a difference in the BIG picture. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 943 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9.0
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    235
    minutes
    spent learning

Sarah's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Practice A Sharing Economy

SDG #1 No Poverty

Each day, I will engage in a sharing economy among my family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 15 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Practice A Sharing Economy
    What benefits does the sharing economy offer to you and others? If you are a little shy to try, what could be a first step for you?

    Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/28/2022 4:20 PM
    I am a part of a Buy Nothing Vancouver group that is really a great thing.  I highly recommend joining one.  The people in the neighborhood puts it out there if they need something...if someone can give it to them, then they don't have to go buy something unnecessarily.  I gave a vaccuum to someone who needed one and this was an extra one I had just sitting around.  

    • Marci Rau's avatar
      Marci Rau 4/28/2022 6:37 PM
      Wow, Sarah, I love this idea!  I will have to check it out in North Portland.

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/28/2022 4:17 PM
    I can't believe we are coming up to the end of this challenge already.  It went by quick! 

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/20/2022 4:23 PM
    Although I miss having lots of plastic water bottles at my fingertips and able to grab quickly on the go, I know that by me refilling my glass bottles with water instead, I am helping the environment.  Takes longer but I know its well worth it.

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/18/2022 4:29 PM
    Changed over to Cauliflower crust pizzas and I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying it!  Also have tried cauliflower rice and cauliflower mashed potatoes.

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/18/2022 4:29 PM
    Changed over to Cauliflower crust pizzas and I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying it!  Also have tried cauliflower rice and cauliflower mashed potatoes.

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/14/2022 4:26 PM
    How many people out there put bags in their cars and then get in the grocery store and get to the checkstand only to have forgotten all your bags in the car? Ugh!  I am doing this way too much....I need to figure out a better system.
    Any thoughts?

    • Sarah Aiello's avatar
      Sarah Aiello 4/15/2022 11:49 AM
      Ok, Brian....I'm going to try to do that! :)


    • Brian Nelson's avatar
      Brian Nelson 4/14/2022 8:26 PM
      Yup, definitely have that t-shirt.  When I'm going to the grocery store, I take them from the back of my car (the easy-to-forget zone) and literally put them in between the two front seats so that it's impossible to forget them.  :)
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

    Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/12/2022 3:47 PM
    Wow! Well just like the water source SDG, this one was just as extensive and there's so much to learn.  What comes to mind is...."you don't know what you don't know" while reading through this stuff.  So interesting!

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/11/2022 8:15 AM
    Over the weekend, I stopped using small plastic bottled waters and filled up glass bottles instead.  It is more work trying to keep the glass bottles filled with my filtered water, but I know I am saving a lot of plastic and saving it from the landfills as well.

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/08/2022 3:34 PM
    For those who've asked about Forbidden Rice...it's a wonderful rice that is mild, nutty flavor, with a chewy texture.  It has tons of nutritional benefits too like protein, fiber, and iron!  It is better for you than regular white rice or even brown rice and is full of antioxidants!  It is my go-to for my rice in my household now!  Buy it in bulk at New Seasons to save money!

  • Sarah Aiello's avatar
    Sarah Aiello 4/08/2022 3:20 PM
    I'm having fun cooking up different seafood dishes.  Last night I made Dover Sole and tonight I will have it for leftovers.
    Fred Meyers seafood counter and QFC's seafood counters have a nice variety to choose from....and you can get wild caught or farm raised.  I'm trying to stick with the "sustainable" seafoods.  :)