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Pieter de Bod

WSP USA Central Region

"Mankind needs to adopt a new way of thinking about our fragile planet in order to survive. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,257 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    12
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    65
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    552
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    29
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    38
    minutes
    spent learning

Pieter'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

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

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 2 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

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

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

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 2 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 2 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 Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 1 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 1 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 1 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 1 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Read about converting hot water (that is generated freely by solar energy) directly into cooling, and thereby saving electricity.

Learning about alternative and innovative ways to reduce a building's carbon footprint.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 3 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 1 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 27
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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy 1 sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

    Pieter de Bod's avatar
    Pieter de Bod 4/28/2022 8:29 AM
    I saw this on Google this morning
  • 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?

    Pieter de Bod's avatar
    Pieter de Bod 4/28/2022 8:27 AM
    Getting close to make it to net zero, but not here yet.

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    Pieter de Bod 4/28/2022 8:24 AM
    External shading devises like fixed louvers in front of windows reduce the solar influx on your windows, and reduce the air-conditioning needs big time!

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    Pieter de Bod 4/28/2022 8:23 AM
    Use solar panels to generate hot water for your house in lieu of gas or electricity. Many European and African countries have switched over to this, and they save on monthly utility bills, and reduce carbon. 

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    Pieter de Bod 4/28/2022 8:20 AM
    Replace all incandescent lights in your house with LED lights, and put outside lights on timers or day night sensors - save energy and reduce carbons


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    Pieter de Bod 4/28/2022 8:18 AM
    It is so good to see all the impacts that has been made by this ecochallenge over the last couple of weeks. 

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    Pieter de Bod 4/27/2022 9:11 AM
    This is so exciting -especially that this announcement was made during the Eco challenge.
    SA = South Africa, my home country. They are progressively pushing green buildings the last 10 years.  
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems [WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs
    By taking actions in your daily life, which SDG do you think you can have the biggest impact on?

    Pieter de Bod's avatar
    Pieter de Bod 4/22/2022 9:24 AM
    The SDG is 13, Climate Action
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security [WSP Custom Action] Learn about Water Conservation and Equity
    In your community, what are the best ways to engage the public? How would you spread the word about water conservation programs?

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    Pieter de Bod 4/22/2022 9:20 AM
    Set an example. Talk to people in your neighborhood, talk to the parents of the kids that goes to the same school as your kids, or in the same sport team as your kids. One on one engagement. 
  • 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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    Pieter de Bod 4/22/2022 9:18 AM
    I have learned that every state in the US has their own renters rights. The rights include :  

    WHILE YOU’RE RENTING

    Disasters

    Domestic violence and harassment

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Late fees

    Lease changes

    Lockouts

    Locks and security

    Mobile homes

    Paying rent

    Personal property

    Privacy rights

    Repairs

    Retaliation

    Smoke detectors

    Subleasing

    Towed car

    Utilities