Skip to main content
Steven Hook's avatar

Steven Hook

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

"Making our earth sustainable and to rescue sea turtles from harmful plastics"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,016 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,177
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    121
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,177
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    760
    minutes
    spent learning

Steven's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 1 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 20 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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Feed


  • Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/26/2022 11:48 AM
    I had a meatless meal for breakfast which was a banana and protein shake. 

  • Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/26/2022 11:47 AM
    I bought an elliptical over the weekend. I decided to put it towards the garage door so I can open it, look out at the trees and reflect. It actually has been quite nice, especially to watch the birds chirp while I move.
  • 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?

    Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/18/2022 8:49 AM
    This was harder than I had anticipated. While I am typically ready, or so I thought, the reality is that we are not. You need more than just astronaut food in a tub. I felt the communication plan was essential and something that I need to work on more with my kids. While I remember phone numbers, they do not. This was a great exercise and think my family should review it yearly if not every six months.

    • Sally Wright's avatar
      Sally Wright 4/26/2022 3:21 PM
      I watched a thing about readiness planning and was amazed at how much we either don't think about (i.e., what's your toilet-use plan after a major catastrophe like an earthquake? You need a scat bucket and a lid at the very basic level) or how UNDER prepared we tend to be (none of us store up enough water to last each person under one roof 3 - 5 days. We invested in a military-grade water filter system so we could get water from pretty much any source, like our rain barrels or a freeking puddle if need be). I haven't even communicated to my kids about this stuff - thank you for your comment, because it reminded me that they need to be included in such things too! 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

    Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/14/2022 2:55 PM
    I will look for companies that are investing in things that I care about such as free trade, are utilizing clean energy and actively take an interest in saving the planet, and then I will invest with them.

  • Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/14/2022 2:44 PM
    It's been amazing to just see some of the climate change this week. How often do we get snow in April? Most likely this is brought upon us due to our harming the earth through pollution. I was reflecting on this as I was looking at summer forecasts. We are definitely seeing trends that are unusual. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

    Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/12/2022 4:26 PM
    I currently have one. I wanted to move to gas. I think I will stay away from the gas. I would love to find an induction stovetop that doesn't stay hot when you take the pan off. My kids are always touching the stove or placing things on it. I'm constantly worried about a burn or a fire.

    • Brian Nelson's avatar
      Brian Nelson 4/12/2022 7:59 PM
      Are you sure it's an induction or is it an electric glass-top?  I've seen ads where one guy was cooking something really greasy and he put a layer of paper towels down on the glass top, then cooked right through it because the surface doesn't get hot.  I know they say that it never gets hot, but I'd think there'd be some sort of conduction occurring from the hot pan bottom...not hot enough to burn things, though, evidently.  https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-an-induction-cooktop-995485

  • Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/08/2022 9:24 AM
    I am loving the focus on our environment and the extra resources and tools provided to help my family and I make a positive impact on the world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

    Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/08/2022 9:23 AM
    Planted native shrubs. Replaced my grass and started my own small garden. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join A Climate Action Orginization
    What area of climate action are you most passionate about and why?

    Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/08/2022 9:21 AM
    I am most passionate about the ocean. It is a key area to our ecosystem and the wildlife is fantastic. Our coral is so important and must be restored. 
  • 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?

    Steven Hook's avatar
    Steven Hook 4/08/2022 9:17 AM
    First time user. I was surprised that things I thought were okay are not. I have decided to create my own small garden to grow my own organic vegetables. 

    • Marci Rau's avatar
      Marci Rau 4/08/2022 10:48 AM
      I love this!  It also gets you outside and digging in the dirt can be therapeutic!