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Alexanne Gagnon

JAC Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,535 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    92
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,227
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    12
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1,227
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    78
    minutes
    spent learning

Alexanne's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Attend Earth Day event at JAC

Celebrate Earth Day in the Agora on Thursday April 21 from 10am-3pm! Pick up some seedlings, learn how to make a seed bomb, learn about cycling, and much more!

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Sign the SDG Accord

Do you want to have a sustainable future? Do you want John Abbott to sign the SDG Accord? Please sign the accord as an individual, and then the college can see how many people would support the motion.

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 20 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks 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

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Improve Bus 419

Tired of overcrowded and infrequent buses? Let's improve public transit by sending your concerns to the STM. Let them know that the 419 needs to be addressed. Write to them based on your own frustrating experiences with this line.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Attend mushroom event at John Abbott

"Mushroom Madness" will take place on April 6th at 1:00pm, on the third floor of the library (room L-307). Learn how mushrooms can be a solution to plastic waste.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Borrow a book from JAC library!

Read a library book that covers either SDG #13 (Climate Action), #14 (Life Below Water), or #15 (Life on Land). Ask the librarian for help to find relevant titles.

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

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Give back

I will do a blood donation to Hema Quebec. My goal is to help the community and provide ressources to the health system.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

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

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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 30 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer to Tutor
    What do you enjoy about supporting others who are learning?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/28/2022 5:41 AM
    I work at the Writing Center and the peer tutoring center. I am happy to help people with their work.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/24/2022 2:23 PM
    My favorite go-to vegan recipe is miso soup. I cut up some tofu cubes and I put them in my air fryer until they are crispy.  In the meantime, I heat up some water and cut up some green onions. I add the miso paste to the water and then the tofu. I finish it of by putting spinach inside.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Attend Earth Day event at JAC
    What tables did you visit? What did you learn?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/24/2022 2:20 PM
    I am glad that we had an Earth day at John Abbott. I made a PowerPoint on the benefits of trees. Did anyone see it?
  • 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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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/23/2022 3:04 PM
    The biggest disaster risks in my home region which is Gatineau are floodings and heat waves.
  • 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?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/23/2022 2:07 PM
    I would regularly use cling wrap in my lunches. Now I have bought some beeswax paper and it works well.  
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/23/2022 3:46 AM
    My mom showed me how to sew. It was fun to mend my t-shirt because I liked wearing it and now I don't have to buy a new one. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/18/2022 4:13 PM
    For a society to be sustainable, there needs to be a strong sense of community. This community needs to respect itself, all of itself. It is something that everyone deserves. By respecting and treating each other with equity we become just. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/16/2022 5:13 AM
    During Easter weekend, I planned to visit the little village we live in with my family. We bought food from there to encourage local businesses. I was most excited to visit the new forest trails.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/15/2022 1:14 PM
    With my mom for Easter weekend, I planned our summer garden and we started our seedlings.

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    Alexanne Gagnon 4/12/2022 10:37 AM
    Today is such a nice day! I urge you all to go and enjoy the sun outside.