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Elizabeth Ellman

Green Bexley

"Green Bexley is the joint outreach branch of the City of Bexley’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) and Sustainability Department. The Department of Sustainability directs and coordinates all sustainability-related functions of the City, and the ESAC is charged with meeting the mission and goals established in the adopted Bexley Zero Waste Plan, recommending to the City the implementation of programs and strategies as prioritized, and providing advice to the City on other green policies, environmental, sustainability and energy issues. Green Bexley works to achieve these goals by educating, engaging, advocating, advising, and liaising."

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    43
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    7.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    61
    minutes
    spent learning

Elizabeth's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

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

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

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 5 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 5 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

COMPLETED 5
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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 The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:46 PM
    Flooding, heat, and mosquitos are definite risks. 
  • 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?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:45 PM
    It definitely doesn't come from renewables... yet. Fingers crossed for aggregation, soon!
  • 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?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:36 PM
    I'd definitely consider it. 
  • 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?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:28 PM
    I don't know if they're technically invasive, but I do know that stink bugs have appeared recently... I never saw them as a child. They make the region stinky.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:24 PM
    Much of our food is a result of pollinators! I don't have a favorite.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by water insecurity in your region? How are they affected? How are you impacted by water insecurity?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:15 PM
    I know that there are some residents in my City who struggle to pay their water bills on time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 8:05 PM
    I think money is the linking factor; if systems are in place and you have the funds, you can get food and water. 

  • Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/30/2022 7:56 PM
    We did it! I'm so proud of the team!

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    Elizabeth Ellman 4/26/2022 5:59 PM
    I went on a tour of the Rumpke Material Recovery Facility today; it was fascinating! If you're interested in seeing pictures, visit greenbexley.org/blog. 

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 4/26/2022 8:49 PM
      Thanks for this!  Copies the link and will check on it.  Textiles are much bigger impact than we want to realize!!  Hope this is discarded clothing recycling facility and not just normal recycling.  Either way - thanks for sharing!
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

    Elizabeth Ellman's avatar
    Elizabeth Ellman 4/25/2022 7:44 PM
    I wasn't too surprised by the lists, as I've use them before.