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Jason Brooks

Slalom Chicago 🌿

"Every action makes a difference"

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    37
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Jason's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 18
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 15 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Uncompleted
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

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

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

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 5 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 2 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG #8 Work & Economy

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily rest during work days to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 5 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

    Jason Brooks's avatar
    Jason Brooks 4/21/2022 3:22 PM
    I currently use disposable water bottles for convenience (e.g.), but will reduce my usage to that of emergencies.  I will use a reusable water bottle when going to the gym and other places where I might normally have grabbed a disposable water bottle so I can reduce my adverse impact on the planet.  Two years ago I started making my own carbonated water using filtered water from my refrigerator and a carbonator.  I have been successful with that change - reducing my carbonated water can usage and purchase and expect to be similarly successful with my reduction of plastic water bottles.

  • Jason Brooks's avatar
    Jason Brooks 4/01/2022 2:45 PM
    I'm paying more attention to companies that emphasize the reusability and/or recyclability of their products and appreciate the effort they are putting in to educate me as a consumer as to how to better use their product packaging when I'm done with the product.

    • Richu Aby's avatar
      Richu Aby 4/20/2022 8:10 AM
      Hey Jason, wanted to spread the word about TerraCycle  and Loop if you had not already read about it. Think it would be great if we could get a recycle program going at slalom. 


    • Karl Ostroski's avatar
      Karl Ostroski 4/04/2022 7:51 AM
      One of our former MDs, Jimmy Samartzis, now works for Lanzajet, a company working ton recycle fuel for the airline industry.  Home | LanzaJet

    • Kaley Kozlowski's avatar
      Kaley Kozlowski 4/03/2022 1:43 PM
      Love this, Jason! Thank you for sharing and I so agree that companies who are taking the extra step to build in circular systems are worth supporting.