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Michelle Gisby

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

"I will achieve great things through small steps."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 641 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning

Michelle's Actions

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 5 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Uncompleted
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 5 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 5 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 5 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

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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 5 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 5 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 5 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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 8
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

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Cleaning Product Ingredients
    What was surprising about the ingredients in your cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products?

    Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 4/01/2022 4:08 PM
    I was pleased to confirm that Mrs. Meyer's (my favorite cleaning brand) is indeed cruelty-free, 100% vegan, uses plant-based ingredients and recyclable packaging, and offers refills so products aren't single-use only. Unfortunately, Mrs. Meyer's parent company SC Johnson is not cruelty-free. That is very disappointing and leaves me feeling conflicted.

    • James Howard's avatar
      James Howard 4/02/2022 7:43 PM
      hi Michelle. i am having trouble putting the app on my phone, any suggestions?
  • 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?

    Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 4/01/2022 2:48 PM
    My husband's meatless meatloaf was one of the best meatloafs I've ever had. I'll have to see if he can remember how he did it so we can share the recipe! (I'm pretty sure he substituted with lots of mushrooms and oats)
  • 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?

    Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 4/01/2022 2:43 PM
    Today, it reminded me that a good, brisk walk helps to refresh my mind. I could use the exercise, too. If I chose to walk to and from work, no car/walk instead = good for me/good for the environment.
  • 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?

    Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 4/01/2022 7:33 AM
    I’m going to get timers for our bathrooms. I think that will help - for my son especially 

    • Kaci Caldwell's avatar
      Kaci Caldwell 4/03/2022 10:59 AM
      So funny, I actually put a kitchen timer in my kids bathroom yesterday.  My son was shocked at how long his shower was.  Now we have a healthy competition going on.  :-) 

    • Brian Nelson's avatar
      Brian Nelson 4/01/2022 8:20 AM
      What's his incentive for beating the clock?  :)

  • Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 3/31/2022 1:37 PM
    Hey friends, I found instructions to add the EcoChallenge site as an app to your smartphone or tablet homescreen. I'm hoping this will make it easier for me to check in every day!

    Under the Resources tab, choose "Resources" in the drop down menu. Scroll down until you see the link for instructions to add it to your phone or tablet. 

    • Pam McCormick's avatar
      Pam McCormick 3/31/2022 5:28 PM
      Awesome intel. I was happy I could open to the url on my 📱. I probably could have last year too, but didn’t think to ask or do. Luckily one of my colleagues did at our Kick-Off event.

  • Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 3/24/2022 4:38 PM
    As your Team Captains, Brian Nelson and I are excited to sweeten the deal…

    In addition to all the warm and fuzzy feelings you’ll get from participating in the EcoChallenge, we’re offering up some truly awesome “zero waste kits” to the top three (3) team members with the highest total points at the end of the contest.

    These kits include some very useful and eco-friendly items for any home:

    ·         A 30-sheet roll of reusable Bamboo Towels (equal to 7-month supply of regular paper towels)
    ·         4-piece Beeswax Food Wraps (replaces plastic wrap to keep your food fresh)
    ·         3-piece reusable Produce Bags (use them while shopping to replace plastic produce bags)
    ·         4-piece premium zip-locking Storage Bags (finally ditch those single-use sandwich bags)
    ·         6-piece food-grade Stainless Steel Straws (enough to keep at home and in your purse/car for on-the-go drinks)

    “How do I earn points to win these fabulous prizes”, you ask? It’s pretty darn easy, actually.

    You can raise your individual score and also improve our overall team ranking by simply:

    1.    Uploading a profile pic
    2.    Uploading a banner pic
    3.    Selecting one action (or more) that you pledge to complete in April
    4.    Submitting post to our team feed to let us know you’ve completed 1 - 3

    If you’re having trouble navigating the EcoChallenge site, just reach out to Brian or myself – we’re happy to help! And stay tuned…we’re scheduling a touch base meeting through Teams next week to take a tour of the site and answer any questions.


    • Barbara Kropp's avatar
      Barbara Kropp 3/25/2022 10:03 AM
      This is very kind of you guys!

    • Rachel Beed's avatar
      Rachel Beed 3/25/2022 8:56 AM
      I did steps 1-3 and ready to complete my challenges! Lets go Peacehealth!!!

    • Amy Jansen's avatar
      Amy Jansen 3/25/2022 8:29 AM
      I'm in! Items 1-3 complete and challenges accepted. Go Team PeaceHealth! 

  • Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 3/23/2022 12:52 PM
    I'm so happy and excited to see our team growing every day. Thanks to all of you for coming along on this journey! Please feel free to ask family or friends to join us. Imagine the collective good we could do if each of us added one more person. Let's give it a try!

  • Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 3/14/2022 2:03 PM
    I'm excited to see our team numbers grow! Welcome everyone! And please reach out if you have any questions.

  • Michelle Gisby's avatar
    Michelle Gisby 3/14/2022 12:17 PM
    Hello Team PeaceHealth Southwest! Be sure to upload a profile pic when you register. We get team points for that!