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Tieler Brown

PCC Environmental Sociology and Social Change

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 529 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    380
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered

Tieler's 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

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time 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 3 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY 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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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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?

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    Tieler Brown 4/26/2022 4:50 PM
    When I calculated it, my water usage per day is 1,200 gallons. The website explained that 1,802 gallons of water per day was average for people in the US. I will reduce my water consumption by reducing my shower time. Eating vegan is a practice I already use to save water.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

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    Tieler Brown 4/25/2022 4:58 PM
    I enjoy active listening. It definitely takes more effort than a regular conversation, but it allows me to be able to fully process what someone is saying to me. It also makes the other person feel really heard.
  • 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?

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    Tieler Brown 4/25/2022 4:52 PM
    I was really surprised that so many products I buy consistently are part of the clean 15, so I don't have to worry about buying organic always. Things like avocados, onions, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms are all clean. I was not surprised to see that the dirty dozen was mostly fruit and berries. I will definitely alter what I buy organic based on this list. I have not read them before but I am glad to know about them now.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Tieler Brown 4/20/2022 9:45 PM
    I have limited almost all of my showers down to 5-minutes or less and it has helped me realize what I usually am wasting my water or time on. I sometimes spend up to ten minutes or more just getting warm and taking a break from my busy day. I have decided to give myself breaks during the day when I need them instead of wasting the water.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    Tieler Brown's avatar
    Tieler Brown 4/20/2022 9:45 PM
    I have limited almost all of my showers down to 5-minutes or less and it has helped me realize what I usually am wasting my water or time on. I sometimes spend up to ten minutes or more just getting warm and taking a break from my busy day. I have decided to give myself breaks during the day when I need them instead of wasting the water.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    Tieler Brown's avatar
    Tieler Brown 4/20/2022 9:45 PM
    I have limited almost all of my showers down to 5-minutes or less and it has helped me realize what I usually am wasting my water or time on. I sometimes spend up to ten minutes or more just getting warm and taking a break from my busy day. I have decided to give myself breaks during the day when I need them instead of wasting the water.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    Tieler Brown 4/20/2022 9:39 PM
    I have been taking lots of classes discussing natural disasters and climate change recently. Creating a readiness plan has been on my mind a lot recently and I finally found the time to commit to creating one this past weekend. I have even started sifting through my bag of donation items to find things that will work well in emergency preparedness bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

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    Tieler Brown 4/20/2022 9:36 PM
    I use the most single-use plastic in the kitchen. I decided to look into eco-bricks for the plastic that I can't avoid, and also actively look for items with less or no plastic packaging.