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Kaitlin Geballe

Deloitte PNW (Pacific Northwest)

"Spend Earth Month learning about larger ecosystems that I am involved in that impact climate change. Learn about how my interactions with people, my community, etc., are just as important as choosing to recycle. Explore more ways to live a sustainable life!"

Points Total

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  • 921 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    705
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    705
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Kaitlin's 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

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

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 15 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 21
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 26
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kaitlin Geballe 4/30/2022 5:25 PM
    I didn’t necessarily expect this challenge to actually result in my learning a ton, but I actually did get some surprising information that I can act on (like knowing which fruits and veggies have a negative/“dirty” impact)
  • 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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    Kaitlin Geballe 4/30/2022 5:07 PM
    The impact is huge to health, and bad health drains so many resources! I personally need outside time for my own mental health! 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Kaitlin Geballe 4/27/2022 3:35 PM
    Work life balance means having more time to take care of myself, which can include making healthy meals rather than purchasing packaged meals, and eating leftovers more often when working from home, rather than buying new food at lunch in the office. This can help reduce food waste!
  • 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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    Kaitlin Geballe 4/27/2022 3:31 PM
    We have consulted with a conservation-focused arborist who is helping us maintain our  hemlock evergreen (a species declining w/climate change) and helping us choose native trees to act as screening along the north side of our yard. We are also returning the wood chips from the tree pruning back to the earth at the base of the tree and focusing on "forest"-izing a part of our yard
  • 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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    Kaitlin Geballe 4/13/2022 9:11 PM
    We're excited to spend time in our state's wine country. We'll drive in a hybrid vehicle and do lots of walking around the area when we're there!