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Michelle Harman

Susquehanna University Faculty & Staff

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 580 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,365
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,365
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    189
    minutes
    spent learning

Michelle's Actions

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Uncompleted
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 11
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 60 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 30 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 20
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

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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

    Michelle Harman's avatar
    Michelle Harman 4/20/2022 6:18 AM
    Today I used my last tea bag and have replaced with loose leaf tea.
  • 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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    Michelle Harman 4/19/2022 7:26 AM
    Just like keeping a schedule of tasks at work, I have now started doing this at home.  I have made a point to write down my daily or weekly self care items.  If I write things down they get done!  
  • 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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    Michelle Harman 4/19/2022 7:16 AM
    Now that everyone living in the household is an adult, we have a plan on what each of us will do.  This relieves some anxiety knowing that I won't need to worry about everything.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Cleaning Product Ingredients
    What was surprising about the ingredients in your cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products?

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    Michelle Harman 4/19/2022 7:14 AM
    I have slowly started replacing my cleaning supplies with more eco-friendly products.
  • 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?

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    Michelle Harman 4/19/2022 7:13 AM
    I will be more cognizant of the size of wash loads.  I will make sure that I am using less water, by completing larger loads.
  • 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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    Michelle Harman 4/18/2022 7:57 AM
    Check with your local police station.  I was able to dispose of my family's expired and not needed medications very easily and safely.