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Nancy Hoban

US Sourcing

Points Total

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  • 1,235 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    389
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    220
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    511
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    415
    minutes
    spent learning

Nancy's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 8 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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 11
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

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 5 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 9
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

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 10 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

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

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    Nancy Hoban 4/27/2022 2:32 PM
    Everyday I make an effort to reduce the amount of waste that goes into a landfill. Over the past 8 months, I've had a lot of success posting items on Freecycle.org. You can communicate directly within the platform and not give out your personal email. This month alone, I have given away 5 items using this platform! Here is the link for those interested: Freecycle: Front Door
  • 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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    Nancy Hoban 4/27/2022 2:21 PM
    I downloaded the Red Cross Emergency Contact Card and provided a copy to my mom and dad so they can post it on their fridge (and keep one in their wallet/car). I will also post one on my fridge in my new home. If anyone wants the file, please send me an email! It's also attached here - hopefully you can access it.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Nancy Hoban 4/23/2022 6:54 PM
    I was surprised to learn that the pandemic has caused a drop in reading proficiency in children. I thought with more people staying home, they were more likely to read as a means of entertainment (and/or to help pass time).
  • 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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    Nancy Hoban 4/20/2022 7:20 PM
    I now turn off the water while I condition my hair. That saves 3 minutes of running water!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    Nancy Hoban 4/19/2022 7:39 PM
    As I search for a new home, I am exploring new neighborhoods and learning about different areas that originally were not on my radar. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Nancy Hoban 4/19/2022 7:35 PM
    I was surprised that of the 12 fruits & veggies on the dirty dozen list, I regularly eat 11 of them! I am looking forward to having my own fresh garden to avoid all the pesticides.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

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    Nancy Hoban 4/17/2022 6:32 PM
    I was very surprised that Feral Cats are considered an invasive species and have contributed to the extinction of more than 60 species of birds.

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      Nancy Hoban 4/27/2022 2:04 PM
      UPDATE: As a result of this finding, I talked my friends into catching the Siamese mix that has been living under their porch. I made arrangements for them to drop him off at the Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights where I volunteer. He was not microchipped and was not neutered, but was living outside for at least 4 months. He doesn't seem feral since he is very friendly with all the volunteers and will likely get adopted quickly. Glad to give him shelter and save some birds in the process!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Nancy Hoban 4/17/2022 3:43 PM
    Getting outside helps refresh my mind and my eyes. Staying inside watching TV and/or on the computer all day makes me feel lazy and unproductive.
  • 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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    Nancy Hoban 4/16/2022 3:01 PM
    I currently place buckets outside to collect rain and then use it to water my indoor plants. :) I definitely print less now that I know it takes 793 gallons of water to make 2lbs of paper.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Nancy Hoban 4/16/2022 2:45 PM
    I asked my local library if they can add a Composting 101 session to their upcoming events calendar. Their virtual events are very popular and engaging, so the hope is to show people how easy it is to compost.