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Christen Geiler

Deloitte DC/GWA

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 976 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7.3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    -11.0
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    43
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    366
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    331
    minutes
    spent learning

Christen'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

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 6 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

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

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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

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

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 12
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

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy 1 sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

    Christen Geiler's avatar
    Christen Geiler 4/29/2022 6:21 AM
    Bee's are my favorite pollinator.
    Here are some facts that I have learned about the important jobs they do.
    Some crops, including blueberries and cherries, are 90 percent dependent on honey bee pollination.
    • Honey bees visit five million flowers to make one pint of honey.
    • To produce 150 pounds of honey, bees cover a distance equal to 13 trips to the moon and back.
    • 90 percent of the nation's apple crop is pollinated by bees.

  • 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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    Christen Geiler 4/29/2022 6:17 AM
    We have incorporated a rock scape in our gardens to minimize areas that need watering.  Additionally, we make an effort to use plants that conserve water, such as succulents.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Christen Geiler 4/29/2022 6:12 AM
    The linking factor across this group is the need for financial support.  Education programs need to be prioritized and funding provided to help make a change.
  • 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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    Christen Geiler 4/29/2022 6:08 AM
    One way I will reduce my carbon footprint is to change my thermostat when I am not home.

    After reading, "When you leave your home, think about upping the temperature in your home during the summer months and lowering it in the winter. This will have a great impact on your energy savings, both personally and for the planet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat back seven to 10 degrees Fahrenheit for eight hours a day from its normal setting", I have made it a goal for my family.  

    Simple change with a big impact.
  • 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?

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    Christen Geiler 4/26/2022 1:01 PM
    We don't have many options where I live for different energy sources.  We are dependent on the utility company.  It is frustrating to see so much building in my area and so little solar power capabilities/technologies being incorporated.
  • 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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    Christen Geiler 4/26/2022 12:58 PM
    I have used an induction cooking surface recently while on vacation.  It was different than cookie with gas.  Something worth considering a new stove.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options
    What was the tastiest sustainable seafood meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Christen Geiler 4/26/2022 12:55 PM
    One of the new recipes that I have is Easy Lemon Pepper Salmon.  It is great and a big hit with my family and best of all it is a sustainable seafood meal. The recipe can be found here: Easy lemon pepper salmon | Marine Stewardship Council (msc.org) 


  • 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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    Christen Geiler 4/25/2022 5:55 AM
    I sewed a button on to my daughters blouse was actually fun.  It had been a long time since I had sewn.  Basic sewing skills should be something that everyone learns.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the clean energy shift?

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    Christen Geiler 4/25/2022 5:53 AM
    Finding local groups that promote clean energy and learning how you can  get involved to support their efforts of to increase awareness of these options.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    Christen Geiler 4/22/2022 9:00 AM
    Ready.gov was a great resource for building my family's readiness plan.
    Make A Plan | Ready.gov