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Katie Chinn

Team Arch Group

"Enhance existing actions and integrate new ones so I am doing my part in working toward achieving sustainable development."

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    100
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    425
    minutes
    spent learning

Katie's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 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 15 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Support A Renters Bills of Rights

SDG #1 No Poverty

Of nearly 44 million U.S. renter households in 2019, more than 45% paid rent equal to 30% or more of their gross household income. I will spend 30 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 30 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

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

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

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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 5
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

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 20 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 10
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

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities
    Why is it important to honor native and indigenous peoples and cultures? What have you learned that is important to you? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous group, how does your community practice sustainability?

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    Katie Chinn 4/30/2022 6:45 AM
    It is very important to honor and recognize native and indigenous people due to their impact, history, culture and contributions to the worlds history, present time and future. They are truly an example for all!

    The world has to do a much better job of recognizing all their contributions and give them equal access in all areas of society.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Katie Chinn 4/29/2022 8:27 PM
    These SDGs are interactive in that you need them to obtain sustainability. Education, economic growth and employment, safe cities and settlements and global partnership means better futures for all and the ability to have life-changing opportunities.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Katie Chinn 4/29/2022 2:59 PM
    These are all areas that have a big impact on eco systems across all countries of the world. They are universal issues that need to get solved.

    It was interesting to read and learn more about e waste and what is being done to help promote better options. Happy to report my county has a free drop off for electronic items which is huge!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Katie Chinn 4/29/2022 2:24 PM
    Xcel energy provides our energy. It was interesting to read about solar power communities and how those work. There are many more being built which is a huge benefit to the environment and the consumer.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Katie Chinn 4/29/2022 11:42 AM
    These SDGs are vital for living and they are all in danger due to a variety of reasons. That being said we can all make a difference in reversing these dangers by the choices we make and the things we do. Nations and people taking a stand together can make a real difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

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    Katie Chinn 4/29/2022 4:41 AM
    I used the tools provided for research and found a small portion of my city could be prone to flooding but my neighborhood was listed as extremely rare. Tornados can also be a concern. It does make sense to be aware of potential issues and have plans in place to address them if needed or to take preventive actions.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women and girl's equitable participation or representation in your community? Do you experience these barriers?

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    Katie Chinn 4/28/2022 9:12 PM
    I believe even in an amazing nation like the US we could do much better in this area. There is still gender inequalities in the work force, marriage, domestic chores at home, pay, advancement opportunities, schools and political aspirations. 

    It will be interesting to see at this time next year if we have closed the gap in this disparity. I truly hope we have.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Katie Chinn 4/28/2022 2:52 PM
    There is no way to have a sustainable future without food equity and access. There number of people without access to food is staggering! Inadequate access to healthy food that can reduce health issues and other things is even more scarce.

    It was encouraging to read about programs at Farmers Markets, Community Outreach, and companies providing access and availability to food, healthy food. It truly does make a difference but we have a ways to still go.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

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    Katie Chinn 4/28/2022 2:16 PM
    I knew affordable housing was difficult to obtain but didn’t understand the full magnitude of how difficult until I did some research. There is hope when you read about Community Land Trusts, rent stabilization in some cities and other outside the box options. We definitely though have a ways to go and need to do better as a nation in this area!
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

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    Katie Chinn 4/28/2022 10:16 AM
    The amazing and mighty Mississippi River! Fun fact - waterskiing was invented on it. Mr Samuelson used boards for skis and clothesline for tow rope in 1922. That is something!!