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Dave Ghosh

Seattle Market

"Reduce my personal carbon, water and plastic footprint."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    70
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    345
    minutes
    spent learning

Dave's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 10 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 10 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

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
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 10 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 15 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 10 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 10 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 2 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 20
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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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    Dave Ghosh 4/30/2022 11:52 PM
    I started this month's challenge hoping to connect with like-minded teammates as well as work on concrete steps to reduce my carbon, water and energy footprint. I feel like I have made progress on all these fronts this month, but this is just the beginning, and I will need to keep the momentum and learning going!

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    Dave Ghosh 4/30/2022 11:52 PM
    I started this month's challenge hoping to connect with like-minded teammates as well as work on concrete steps to reduce my carbon, water and energy footprint. I feel like I have made progress on all these fronts this month, but this is just the beginning, and I will need to keep the momentum and learning going!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Dave Ghosh 4/30/2022 11:48 PM
    Food equity and access is directly dependent on the ability to increase and improve food security, and improving food security cannot be done solely by increasing agricultural output. Rather a systematic approach is needed - a core concept of such a systematic approach would be that food systems be democratically controlled and community stakeholders invest in and support a community food system. A community food system by definition is sustainable because it involves working within the context of a soil-to-soil system that enables the end-to-end production, distribution, processing, access, food consumption, and food waste management. 

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    Dave Ghosh 4/29/2022 2:57 PM
    Haha, no issues with that, Liam! I see we are back on 'equal' terms with Chicago now. 

    Nicely done, Team!

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    Dave Ghosh 4/29/2022 2:17 PM
    Team - Slalom Chicago appear to have done a massive end-of-week and end-of-month push today to surge ahead in the rankings and are sitting quite a bit ahead at Number 1.

    If all of us can do our daily check-ins and daily actions for today, we should still be able to catch up with them, I think. Let's give it that final push!!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Dave Ghosh 4/28/2022 10:35 PM
    A linking factor is that it is various forms of inequality and lack of parity that is hampering the progress on these goals - the combination of lack of gender parity, income inequality is strongly correlated with  trafficking, child labor, violence against and exploitation of women and children,  and a corresponding shortened life expectancy.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

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    Dave Ghosh 4/27/2022 9:52 PM
    This link should be bookmarked by anyone in the US for finding the nearest set of permanent sites/locations that will accept products for safe disposal:

    https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s1

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    Dave Ghosh 4/26/2022 11:02 PM
    4 more days to go - Slalom Seattle still leads all the other Slalom teams, but nothing should be taken for granted, especially in this last stretch. Keep learning and checking in!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Dave Ghosh 4/26/2022 11:00 PM
    My understanding may be oversimplified here, but the main linking factor I found across this group of SDGs (education, jobs, investment in sustainable development, slum dweller living conditions change) is that the pandemic not only adversely impacted the progress on these goals but also significantly turned the clock back on previous progress made on each of these goals in the past decades. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities
    Why is it important to honor native and indigenous peoples and cultures? What have you learned that is important to you? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous group, how does your community practice sustainability?

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    Dave Ghosh 4/25/2022 8:35 PM
    One important takeaway I have from reading about indigenous culture and rights is to remember that there is a fine line between appropriation and appreciation. I feel that this should be a constant grounding factor for all of us when engaging with any culture/heritage/background, and especially more so if the culture/people have historically faced injustice. 

    I liked that the author of this article (linked below), provided 4 concrete ways to honor and appreciate each of the 566 unique and federally recognized tribes in the US:

    1. Support Native American Artists
    2. Learn About (and Consider Backing) Native-Led Movements
    3. Call Out Appropriation Because It's Offensive (and not just/simply because you know that a native person would not like it)
    4. Support Non-Native Companies or Organizations that Actively Honor Native Culture and/or Creations

    (This article from where I quoted the above is a pretty quick read: 
    https://everydayfeminism.com/2014/08/honor-native-americans-without-appropriating/)