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Andrea Foster

Women of Color ARG - Office Depot Inc.

"My mission on this Earth is to foster collaboration building strong, trusting, and inclusive relationship where we all thrive. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 871 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    28
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,362
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    238
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,362
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,345
    minutes
    spent learning

Andrea 's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 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

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

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

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 20 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 15 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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

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

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

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 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.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Andrea Foster 4/07/2022 4:36 AM
    Mindful this morning was like a recalibration. I sat and looked into the ocean and breathed. 
  • 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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    Andrea Foster 4/06/2022 5:13 AM
    I am in Panama City beach and there are Tornado Watches. I learned the difference between a watch and warning and apparently my teenagers found my confusion hilarious. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Andrea Foster 4/06/2022 5:10 AM
    Staying inside on a screen, in my opinion, desensitizes your senses. I’m here in Panama City Beach and  as I sit still I notice my senses are so much more heightened. I could smell the rain and the sound of the ocean was like in high def! (And I have a slight hearing deficit). I felt like I could taste the salt of the ocean and my eyes seemed better focused as I looked into the horizon. The believe I’d taken for granted how wet sand feels as you build a sand castle. Priceless! 

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    Andrea Foster 4/02/2022 9:08 AM
    My goals are going well. It really helped that I started while I’m on PTO in Orlando. I’m enjoying family time and have time to spend some time alone in my thoughts and mindfulness. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

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    Andrea Foster 4/02/2022 9:06 AM
    It is easy for me to actively listen. The challenge is to not respond when the feedback is inaccurate. I’m working on just responding with, “thank you”. 

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    Andrea Foster 4/01/2022 12:37 PM
    I am joining to make ab impact with sustainability! I’m excited to take this journey with Women of Color ARG! 

    • Pam McCormick's avatar
      Pam McCormick 4/01/2022 2:34 PM
      High✋🏻✋🏽 fives and fist 🤜🏽🤛🏻 bumps to you my friend!