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Kieran deRidder

2022 Nat Sci Comp

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Kieran's Actions

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 10 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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Education & Livelihood

Thank Educators

SDG #4 Education

I will write to a school, community learning center, or education leader I admire to express my thanks for their sustainability work and find out how I can get involved.

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Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

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Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 5 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.

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Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

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Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 60 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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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.

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Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 10 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Kieran deRidder's avatar
    Kieran deRidder 4/18/2022 7:39 AM
    Losing touch on real life is not ideal for someone who needs to interact with others. Video games can be fun but not for 12 hours a day. It affects health, i.e. losing sleep and prolonged bathroom breaks.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

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    Kieran deRidder 4/13/2022 10:21 AM
    Festival Foods:
    1) 70% less electricity is used by using LED lights
    2) 80% more efficient by using enclosed freezer cases
    3) Refrigerators and freezers use low ozone refrigerants
  • 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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    Kieran deRidder 4/13/2022 9:59 AM
    Garlic mustard is an invasive species in Wisconsin that grow quickly and spread quickly. Its uncontrollable and native plants are being wrecked and those native plants are food for animals.

    • Jenny Loehr's avatar
      Jenny Loehr 4/13/2022 11:44 AM
      I liked how you choose one that is outside of the presentations.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

    Kieran deRidder's avatar
    Kieran deRidder 4/11/2022 7:30 AM
    Flooding from Lake Michigan, and heat will increase across the nation. The midwest isn't by any ocean so that's not a worry but the lake is.
  • 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?

    Kieran deRidder's avatar
    Kieran deRidder 4/07/2022 9:50 AM
    Bread bags. The bags could be substituted for a bread box.

    • Jenny Loehr's avatar
      Jenny Loehr 4/07/2022 12:07 PM
      Wouldn't you still be buying the bread in a bag though? Putting it into a bread box wouldn't eliminate the bag.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    Kieran deRidder 4/05/2022 7:40 AM
    It exposes you to natural things that are in the environment giving you a feel of what that specific environment is like. As the weather changes the same place can feel different too.