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Ben Bukowiec

Slalom Chicago 🌿

"To evaluate my own habits and learn more about how I can make a bigger positive impact in my own life"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 626 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    64
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    544
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,850
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    435
    minutes
    spent learning

Ben's Actions

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

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

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

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 30 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 27
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Ben Bukowiec's avatar
    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 3:25 PM
    We've replaced a lot of the single use cleaning items in our house with reusable, recyclable, or plastic-free options (ex. hand soap bottles to tablet-based refills, liquid laundry detergent to detergent sheets in paper, and plastic-wrapped paper towel rolls to recyclable paper-wrapped rolls).
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 3:20 PM
    Spending more time intentionally exploring new areas helped to feel like a part of the community.  There were several urban parks and natural areas that I was completely unaware of until looking.
  • 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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    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 3:15 PM
    I will try to buy more food locally and avoid foods that are "water heavy" in production.

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    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 7:29 AM
    Evaluating my usage of resources every day has helped me realize ways I can use less and focus on finding more sustainable companies and products to replace some of the ones I currently use.