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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Andrea Haller

SWCA Pasadena

"Love animals, Eat plants!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 225 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Andrea's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Andrea Haller 4/30/2021 4:41 PM
    We always talk a lot and encourage "always learning," by suggesting opportunities for learning, like virtual conferences, professional talks, and online courses. We recognize employees in our company that go further and excel in winning scientific awards.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Andrea Haller 4/30/2021 4:37 PM
    Meat is so bad for your body! I have been vegan for over 10 years now, due to dietary AND ethical reasons. Expensive meat dishes are socially equated with social status, bc rich people want to eat rich (expensive) food. It is a status that needs to be "squashed!"
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Andrea Haller 4/30/2021 4:35 PM
    Having smaller portions may help prevent weight gain. You can always get up and get a little more if you're still hungry. Store leftovers right away in reusable / dishwasher safe packaging.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Andrea Haller 4/30/2021 4:34 PM
    People that do not pick up their dog waste. I live across the street from a park, and there are many piles of dog waste. This is harmful to the water systems. I hope that the City installs dog waste bins and provides dog waste bags (biodegradable) to encourage more responsible dog owners.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. Name some companies you know that invest in green energy. How can you support them?

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    Andrea Haller 4/29/2021 9:15 AM
    Air BNB; we support this company a few times a year when we travel. Apple, Google, Facebook; we all use these companies daily.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Andrea Haller 4/29/2021 9:13 AM
    I would like to see composting pick up as part of trash/recycling pick up in the community. the compost could be picked up by community members for a small fee to use in their garden to offset the cost of running the community compost.