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Gary Cheung

MuleSoft Product Team

"I am fully committed to maintain a sustainable lifestyle"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 972 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    32
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    29
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    246
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    371
    minutes
    spent learning

Gary's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 5 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

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

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 5 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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

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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 5 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 5 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 5 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 5 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 29
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

Education & Livelihood

GET INVOLVE IN SUSTAINABILITY GOALS WITHIN YOUR COMPANY

Get involved within a team in my company to help establish the foundations for building an environmental sustainability strategy

COMPLETED 29
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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Gary Cheung's avatar
    Gary Cheung 4/29/2022 10:08 AM
    We make hot pots (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_pot) so it is easy to put the entire vegetable inside the soup to cook the food, and then eat the veggies (usually very melted) at the end.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

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    Gary Cheung 4/27/2022 10:57 AM
    I would consider using an induction cooking surface. It seems easy enough to use, looks good/modern, and environmental friendly.
  • 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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    Gary Cheung 4/22/2022 9:02 AM
    Aedes mosquitoes are not native to my region and are known to carry diseases like yellow fever (they are sometimes known as Yellow Fever mosquitos), dengue fever, chokingunya and zika virus. Not sure if they have a big impact on the region's ecosystem, but they bite people.

    ref: https://www.avpress.com/news/new-invasive-species-of-mosquito-found-in-av/article_493df6a6-ec25-11eb-9913-ab253f95d48d.html
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Gary Cheung 4/21/2022 9:24 AM
    Recently when I travel, I start to use more public transportation if they are available. Although they are usually slower to get to my destinations, they are much cheaper than, say, uber, and I don't have to drive or ride in an extra vehicle.

    I tend not to use the air conditioner unless it is unbearably hot in the summer, and even when I use it, I turn it to a reasonably high temperature.
  • 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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    Gary Cheung 4/20/2022 9:55 AM
    Garlic noodles are delicious, cheap, and easy to make! It is not meatless and not vegan. I followed this recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK9OHVxB_Z8
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Gary Cheung 4/15/2022 8:28 AM
    I will be attending a Cherry Blossom festival in West Covina, a city that is an hour drive away from where I live. I am excited to see the pink flowers!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer to Tutor
    What do you enjoy about supporting others who are learning?

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    Gary Cheung 4/15/2022 8:27 AM
    I am part of a personal Slack channel with more than 40 members who want to learn about technology/coding. As a more experienced programmer, I share my knowledge and experience to help others, and create systems to keep people accountable. It is a great feeling to see others progressing and being proud of their own work.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Gary Cheung 4/15/2022 8:21 AM
    I follow a mini version of the "Miracle Morning" routine, which has a meditation component where I sit or stand, and let my body wake up in the early morning. I discovered this routine because 2 months ago, I started getting into a habit of reading and came across the "Miracle Morning" book from Hal Elrod, and have been doing it for about 2 months and it feels great!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Gary Cheung 4/15/2022 8:18 AM
    I started walking during some of the all-hands meetings. This allows me to get some light exercises on, while getting more focused on the meeting content, since I am not staring at the screen which tends to distract me from listening to meetings.

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    Gary Cheung 4/13/2022 10:10 AM
    I have been making overnight oatmeals for breakfast. Meatless (maybe vegan too?), easy and quick to prepare, healthy, does not need to heat it up (thus saving energy), and delicious with berries + granola!