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Bridgid Hein

It's So Easy Being Green

"This eco challenge is important to me because I want to learn more about how I can make the Sustainable Development Goals part of my life. I also want to help my team do well in this challenge!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,116 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    200
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    560
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    218
    minutes
    spent learning

Bridgid's Actions

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

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

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

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/30/2022 9:27 AM
    The statistics around hunger in the world are unsettling. This is leading me to think more about ways to help in my own local  and larger communities.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/29/2022 6:04 AM
    I was surprised that my indoor water footprint is low but my virtual water footprint is high. So in order to reduce my water use I have to address this by eating less meat and shopping less.
  • 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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    Bridgid Hein 4/29/2022 5:56 AM
    Since my children always put holes in the knees of their pants, I got a bunch of patches to fix them easily. Mended one pair so far an it was very easy. Since it's just the knees that need to be fixed, by fixing them they don't need to be replaced and it cuts down on our waste.
  • 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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    Bridgid Hein 4/10/2022 4:43 PM
    One way I will reduce my carbon footprint is by eating more plant based meals. I need to look into ways to make this possible for our family.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/10/2022 8:35 AM
    It was interesting to learn about the difference between using the term "food desert" and "food apartheid". The article in the resources included links for a different area. It was easy to find more local organizations by searching for "food sovereignty organizations in NY".
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/01/2022 5:32 PM
    Looking at SDGs #3, 5, 10, & 16, more than the others I’ve learned about so far, drove home the interconnectedness of the whole world as one global community. I think it was because of the statistics related to children.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/01/2022 5:18 PM
    One link between SDGs #4, 8, 11, and 17 seems to be the major impact on the achievement of these goals. Even though progress was slow or had slowed before the pandemic, Covid-19 has made everything much worse.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/01/2022 4:53 PM
    One link between SDGs #13, 14, & 15 seems to be the urgent need for action. Despite this, the laws and actions that have been taken seem like just a drop in the bucket. More needs to be done.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Bridgid Hein 4/01/2022 4:39 PM
    A linking factor across SDGs 7, 9, and 12 was a need for innovation and reduction of waste.

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    Bridgid Hein 4/01/2022 4:14 PM
    Day One Daily Actions Completed! I'm excited to practice being more mindful about waste. The mindfulness and outside time were just nice today.