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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sprout Hochberg

Support and Engagement

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 558 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    18
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    58
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Sprout's Actions

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time 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

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/28/2021 8:04 AM
    I telecommute two days a week - which is even better than carpooling as the car stays in the garage.

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      Kylie Ruch 4/28/2021 6:33 PM
      I wish I could commute to work! But, my wife and I always make sure to try and do all errands together (even if it's places one of us would rather not go to), so we only take one car and hopefully minimize the impact! 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/08/2021 5:54 AM
    I spent many hours researching electric vehicles before I purchased mine. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/08/2021 5:51 AM
    Electric car - check
    Efficient lightbulbs- check
    eating less meat - check
    I utilize paper products like tissues & toilet paper --- buying more sustainable products is a step I can take.

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/06/2021 5:09 AM
    I cooked two big vegan dishes this weekend to eat throughout the week - so it is easy to meet that goal. I find doing my food prep on the weekend helps me tremendously in eating healthy throughout the week.

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/05/2021 7:01 AM
    Thank you for getting our team organized, Kylie. :) 
  • 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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    Sprout Hochberg 4/05/2021 6:59 AM
    Virtual meetings have become a part of our company's culture in the last year (as it has the rest of the world) -- and this change is here to stay. So many of us will be continuing to work remotely from now on.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For Greener Vehicles
    How does advocating for green vehicles in your community connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to fuel-efficient vehicles?

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/05/2021 6:57 AM
    I drive an electric car (but I do not drive much at all -- much less than an average car owner) and educate others about my choices and how I can make it work for my lifestyle. I also live in a very walkable neighborhood and I run many errands on an extremely local basis.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Sprout Hochberg 4/05/2021 6:56 AM
    I support my son's Native youth group - Clear Sky from the Urban Native Education Alliance - they do amazing work.