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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Susan Hindmarsh

Deloitte Pacific North West

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 379 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    115
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    160
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Susan's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Explore the Deloitte WorldClimate Hub

Spend 15 minutes browsing the new World Climate Hub website, hosted by Deloitte US Sustainability!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Local Perennial Biomass

Perennial Biomass Production

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 5 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Uncompleted
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).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Get your family involved in greening the dot!

If you have kids at home, encourage them to create a logo for Deloitte NPSI using scrap paper and any crayons, markers, or materials you have in your home. Email a photo of the final product to Emma Howe (emhowe@deloitte.com) for a chance to be featured in our Earth Month recap email and potential future internal communications!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Sign up for Plant Your Change

Sign up for Plant Your Change to round up your purchases and plant one tree for every transaction on your personal credit card. Link to sign up found below!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Explore the Deloitte World Climate Hub

Spend 15 minutes browsing the new World Climate Hub website, hosted by Deloitte US Sustainability! Link to be added soon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Donate to the NPSI Earth Month Giving Campaign

NPSI will be hosting a month-long giving campaign during April. Donate via the NPSI philanthropy cloud website linked below!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Attend the NPSI Intersections Panel on April 28th

On Wednesday, April 28th, Deloitte NPSI is hosting a panel with senior leaders at the firm to discuss the intersections between climate, health and justice. Invite to be added soon!

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 6:46 PM
    No, first time hearing the term. In the PNW I think of it as growing crops or grazing chickens in your yard between your trees. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 6:15 PM
    Everyone: Watch Kiss The Ground on Netflix!! Narrated by Woody Harrelson, I was reluctant to watch thinking it’d bum me out but instead learned so much and it was fascinating! 

    Response to q: Carbon drawdown is a benefit to regen ag because the result of minimal tilling sequesters enough carbon per acre to create a massive benefit when practiced widely. Better water retention in soil is another. 

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 5:59 PM
    It’s ok, I’m behind actions taken and eating zero waste is just as hard as I imagined, since even veggies come packaged or stickered
  • 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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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 5:01 PM
    Maybe it’s an unconscious affiliation with abundance? Not sure. When visiting Seoul in 2019 I noticed how expensive beef is (maybe $20-25 for a smallish steak) and fish somewhat less. Chicken was not as ubiquitous as in the US and there’s more tofu and veggies in cuisine. So meat is a luxury. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 4:55 PM
    Make soup stock! Use the trimmed ends from chopped veggies like scallions, mushrooms, anything. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for maybe 30min. The longer the better but I’m usually in a hurry. The use for soup right away or freeze for later use. 

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/02/2021 9:27 AM
    I joined the challenge partly to see how large my drawdown could be if I'm consistent about the sustainable habits I believe in. The actions I chose reflect my belief that sustainable habits should be do-able for anyone, that you don't need to be 100% green to have an impact. Go PNW team! Let's really reflect on how we're doing this month! <3 

    • Paul Sheldon's avatar
      Paul Sheldon 4/08/2021 9:13 AM
      Excited to use this platform to quantify our sustainable efforts. Go team!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/02/2021 9:23 AM
    Reflection question: I wondered yesterday while planting salad bowls just how much uneaten lettuce I've thrown out over the years, and how much methane is released from a half head of lettuce while it decomposes.