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Keisha Armstrong

Women of Color ARG - Office Depot Inc.

"To live a healthy, whole and very aware life so that I as well as my community and environment that surround me is better 💖"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,966 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    31
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    592
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    864
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    8.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    592
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    800
    minutes
    spent learning

Keisha's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Support A Renters Bills of Rights

SDG #1 No Poverty

Of nearly 44 million U.S. renter households in 2019, more than 45% paid rent equal to 30% or more of their gross household income. I will spend 10 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 15 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 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 15 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

    Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/28/2022 5:04 PM
    Renters have the right to arrange for a walk-through of the premises to identify any problems that should be fixed BEFORE signing a rental agreement. Also, renters can make notes of any questionable conditions and include provisions for repairs in the rental agreement or in a separate written document signed by both parties.

    I most like ... "If you DON'T understand, DON'T sign the agreement." 


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    Keisha Armstrong 4/28/2022 4:53 PM
    Today's Earth Month playlist tune for me is "Sun is Shining" by Bob Marley.
    Originally recorded in the 60s and re-recorded multiple times in multiple versions and remixes ❤️.

  • Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/27/2022 5:19 PM
    Another song for my Earth month playlist 🎶  Queen: Is This The World We Created…? (1984)


    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 4/27/2022 8:43 PM
      Thank you!  Love music and look forward to adding this to playlists!!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/27/2022 5:18 PM
    I can plant trees or use a service/shop with a business that plants trees when I shop with them.

    Some brands that do this - 
    tentree - clothing
    WeWOOD - watches
    Barenaturals - candles


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    Keisha Armstrong 4/26/2022 9:14 AM
    Two new songs for Earth Month in my recent discoveries - 
    Bo Diddley: Pollution (1971)
    Miley Cyrus: Wake up America (2008)

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    Keisha Armstrong 4/24/2022 9:53 AM
    Today's "earth month" song is brought to us by Louis Armstrong.
    🎶 "What a Wonderful World" 🎶 #HappySunday
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

    Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/24/2022 9:49 AM
    Coming from a Caribbean family we are taught that all food that comes from the ground / on trees / from the bush potentially needs to be washed and prepped before consumption. Living in the US unfortunately I still keep in the back of my mind that I need to be mindful of my food not only because of pesticides but also because of processing and harmful ingredients. Looking at the "pesticides in produce" list is not surprising to me. I've not used the list before but will continue to reference going forward for changes, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

    Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/23/2022 12:58 PM
    I’ve seen the RAINBOW AGAMA several times on our neighbor’s home. It’s a male as it’s colorful. As long as he stays over there all will be well :)

    FACTS
    • May reach 12 inches • Native to Africa
    • Often seen in urban • areas on rocks, walls,
    sidewalks, and trees
    • Out-competes native green anoles
    • Eats insects, flowers and vegetation
    • Males are colorful; females shaded brown

    NEGATIVE IMPACTS
    • Out-competing native wildlife species and preying on native flora & fauna
    • Consuming valuable landscape plants, shrubs, trees and flowers, as well as fruits including
    berries, figs, mangoes, tomatoes, bananas, etc.
    • Burrowing under sidewalks, seawalls, and foundations.


  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

    Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/22/2022 3:10 PM
    Changing all the bulbs from standard to LED. Curious to see how the light bill will be impacted once everything is swapped out.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

    Keisha Armstrong's avatar
    Keisha Armstrong 4/21/2022 3:02 PM
    Port Saint Lucie has the highest risk apparently for heat and lowest risk for storms.

    Visiting this site was pretty interesting in learning about their progress in building climate resiliency 
    https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-and-services/oxbow-eco-center/adult-education/st-lucie-water-champions-initiative/climate-resiliency-in-st-lucie-county