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Laura Burgess

WSP USA Central Region

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 702 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    610
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    610
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Laura's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!

Do you know what it will take to reach net-zero? Do you know which technologies and innovations are needed to keep warming below 2°C or 1.5°C? Take five minutes to see if your ideas on investments can get us to net zero!

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP custom action] Embodied Carbon Action Plan

WSP has signed the Structural Engineering Institute 2050 Commitment (SE 2050) to reduce embodied carbon in structural systems. Read WSP's newly published embodied carbon action plan (ECAP).

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

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 12
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

[WSP Custom Action] Learn about Water Conservation and Equity

I will read the article "Improving Water Conservation Through an Equity Lens" on WSP Insights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs

I will watch this 30 minute free course through the UN Global Compact Academy to learn more about the SDGs and how to take action.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

[WSP Custom Action] Create an Electrification and Clean Energy Plan

I will sign up with YellowTin to develop a personal electrification and clean energy roadmap.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems [WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!
    Can you make it to Net Zero?

    Laura Burgess's avatar
    Laura Burgess 4/25/2022 8:16 AM
    I played the Climate Game and did not make it Net Zero.  But I did still reduce change by 13.3
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Laura Burgess's avatar
    Laura Burgess 4/15/2022 11:07 AM
    Our children see us on the phone ALL the time. Spending time with them outside is important. They need to see their parents taking time away from the screen. 
  • 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?

    Laura Burgess's avatar
    Laura Burgess 4/13/2022 10:30 AM
    I looked up to see if a couple of plastic items I normally would throw away could instead be recycled.  And they could!