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Lucia Garabo

Susquehanna University Faculty & Staff

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 401 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    35
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    100
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning

Lucia's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 10 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 3
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 6
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

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Uncompleted
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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 60 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 20 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 60 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 60 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 60 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Uncompleted
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

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 Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

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    Lucia Garabo 4/12/2022 1:30 PM
    I already use an induction cooker! I like that it is faster and typically safer than gas to use.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Lucia Garabo 4/11/2022 1:05 PM
    My favorite pollinator is the bumble bee! I was happy to see that my wild violets that grow naturally in my backyard attract a number of local pollinators and I am currently growing wild bergamot too.
  • 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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    Lucia Garabo 4/06/2022 12:43 PM
    I recently found that my backyard naturally grows violets! I also took out old invasive roots in one of my flower beds. There, I plan on planting evening primrose and sunflowers which are native plants.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Lucia Garabo 4/06/2022 12:36 PM
    In addition to this, I have set up rain collection buckets in my backyard for watering my plants.
  • 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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    Lucia Garabo 4/01/2022 12:38 PM
    The most I use plastics is when I go out to eat or grab a drink somewhere during lunch or before work--I can always have my reusable cups on me so I can avoid that plastic.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Lucia Garabo 4/01/2022 6:19 AM
    I will look into energy efficient options for my home to save electricity and travel to the grocery store by foot or bike instead of drive when I can.
  • 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?

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    Lucia Garabo 4/01/2022 6:13 AM
    I was surprised at all the fruit on the Dirty Dozen list. I'll switch to going to local farmers markets to get fruit.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Lucia Garabo 4/01/2022 6:09 AM
    The most water consumption of mine comes from my shopping habits. By reducing how much I shop and shopping secondhand, I can greatly reduce how much water I consume in a day.