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Stephen Bodie

Wise's Earth Warriors

"I am doing this challenge to learn how I can impact the environment in a more positive way."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,506 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,785
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,785
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,945
    minutes
    spent learning

Stephen's Actions

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 25 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

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 25 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

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 25 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 25 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 25 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 25 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

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

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 25 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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

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

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 30 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
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

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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

Carry My Trash

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Stephen Bodie 4/28/2022 5:18 AM
    Some of the biggest takeaways from the challenge is the 5-minute showers limits, sustainable truck/camp builds and learning about Lake George and the effects of runoff and its water. I dont know how some people take short showers but then I just imagine that I'm at camp and there is a time limit. ( If you're in Acadia NP and camping at Blackwoods campground [the closes campground to the park] there are no showers just restrooms. So you have to drive out to the showers down the road from the entrance and pay $3 for 4 or 6 minutes I believe) Something else that I had some time to think about was my impact while on the trails. As someone who is just starting to get into the off-road scene, there are a lot of moving parts ( no pun intended) to it. Thinking about the sustainability of parts for your truck, where they are coming from, does the company have green shipping, is this part going to be useful; all of these questions are justified by the budget of a truck build/ camping set up. Lake George is interesting in how its ecosystem is derived and where the water comes from. I'm glad there are enforced rules so that the life of the lake is extended for people to see and enjoy it.

    • REBURTA MOFFITT's avatar
      REBURTA MOFFITT 4/28/2022 6:33 AM
      That five minute shower is a CHALLENGE!  At first, I had to set my timer.  Now, it's just become pretty routine.  It also gives me more time in the mornings now.  I use that time for mindful meditation.  LIFE CHANGING in such a wonderful way!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Stephen Bodie 4/27/2022 12:51 PM
    If we were to change how we grow and sell food that alone could make a more sustainable future. Today, we utilize the common system of growing food in a crop miles away and then its process and shipped across the U.S. If we changed to rooftop farming, hydroponic farms, and other sustainable grow farms and made them local; not only would individuals receive fresh food, it would be close to their home( no need to burn extra fossil fuels via trucks) and you can reduce the price of it because its right there in the neighborhood.   
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities
    Why is it important to honor native and indigenous peoples and cultures? What have you learned that is important to you? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous group, how does your community practice sustainability?

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    Stephen Bodie 4/27/2022 12:48 PM
    I believe it is important to honor the native and indigenous peoples and their cultures because they were on this land before us. It is important to respect all cultures and land. Something that I learned is that no matter where you are from the land that you live on was once traveled by native and indigenous peoples. I try not to litter and I am conscious of my actions outside. I do not identify or am a member of an indigenous group.

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    Stephen Bodie 4/27/2022 11:53 AM
    If you're looking for a good staycation idea, look at the DEC campsite website through reserve America. Sites are going pretty fast. Liz and I booked a few campsites for this summer. Also on a whim, we booked a Saturday morning for Cadillac Mountain Sunrise in Acadia NP in July. We wanted to do that last summer but it was sold out the whole time we were there in August.    

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      Stephen Bodie 4/27/2022 12:44 PM
      I want to check out the Saranac Lake island campgrounds this summer and go kayak camping. I'm excited about the sunrise.  Hopefully it's a good day for it.

    • Colleen Wise's avatar
      Colleen Wise 4/27/2022 12:32 PM
      You're going to LOVE the Cadillac Mt sunrise - it's spectacular! We made reservations through ReserveAmerica this winter for LG island camping, we do it every year & really enjoy it. 

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    Stephen Bodie 4/25/2022 5:51 AM
    It's the last weekend of April. Let's try and make some good impacts. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Stephen Bodie 4/25/2022 5:49 AM
    The linking factor across this group of sustainable development goals was the pandemic over the past two and half years. This pandemic has put a lot of people in a pinch. It has affected families and individuals more than we know. Everyone had to make crucial decisions. 

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    Stephen Bodie 4/22/2022 5:06 AM
    HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! everyone!

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    Stephen Bodie 4/21/2022 1:00 PM
    So one of the things that I did with my first car was doing a cold air intake. If you google it is the part that is a black box in your engine bay (under the hood). There have been studies that less restriction to the engine improves MPG. MY first car was a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 turbo. It had a small little turbo and it was a small 4-cylinder engine. It did pretty good on gas. I was ranging about 430 miles. I ended up running the CTS Turbo CAI. The most popular brand that won't break the bank is K&N Filter. They have CAI's for all makes and models (except EVs). This will most likely be my first and only mod on the engine in the 4runner.

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    Stephen Bodie 4/21/2022 8:21 AM
    It's almost earth week. Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I had some changes to my weekend so I'm now available to do a trail clean-up and possibly do another clean-up in Green Field Center.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

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    Stephen Bodie 4/19/2022 10:34 AM
    Out of my energy audit, I wanted to look at how much power I was consuming. In the office, I thought I was using more but using natural light and reducing phantom power via my laptop being plugged in I was able to reduce my watts. I usually keep my air on a temp controlled setting so its not constantly running the fan. 

    I would say I use less energy at the office than I do at home. At home We have a few things plugged in usually. Spending time outside has reduced the time that our TV is on which is a good thing. When we take our dog out we know that the TV is off for a good 15 minutes during that time so that's an extra 45 minutes during the 1+ hours it is not on and drawing power.