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Ryan Burgener

LGBTQ+ ARG

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 645 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    7.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    340
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    119
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    340
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    43
    minutes
    spent learning

Ryan's 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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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.

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

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 15 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
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

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 5 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 4
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 7
DAILY 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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Ryan Burgener 4/12/2022 6:23 AM
    Pollinators are near and dear to my heart. I have a top bar hive and keep Italian honeybees - it is mutually beneficial! 
  • 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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    Ryan Burgener 4/12/2022 6:20 AM
    During peak pandemic we relied heavily on grocery pickups which we quickly realized came with an enormous amount of plastic waste (does every single lemon need its own bag?).

    Since then I've tried to forego the convenience factor whenever possible and shop using my own reusable bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Ryan Burgener 4/07/2022 6:48 AM
    I'm a big fan of Indian flavors so recently we've started incorporating a lot of lentil curry dishes into rotation. Cheap, filling, and VERY tasty! 
  • 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?

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    Ryan Burgener 4/05/2022 6:44 PM
    Chinese privet runs rampant in our area and crowds out native shrubs and flowers. After seeing this daily action I found a bush in the woods behind my house: a new weekend project! 

    • Megan Scott's avatar
      Megan Scott 4/05/2022 6:59 PM
      Bradford Pear Trees are invasive. They kill off our native species as they grow quickly and greedily. They also make thorns when growing in natural forests, making forest less accessible. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Ryan Burgener 4/04/2022 12:26 PM
    This challenge inspired me to restart my worm bin - an easy way to turn these plant scraps into rich compost. 

    The other leftovers went to the chickens. Waste free! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Ryan Burgener 4/01/2022 6:31 AM
    The health benefits - both physically and mentally - of spending time outdoors are well documented. With this in mind I'm planning to build time into my day to step outside, even if it's only for a few minutes!