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Sarah Irwin

World Centric

"I want to become a better partner for the planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 430 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    355
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    355
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent learning

Sarah's 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 5 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 10 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy 1 sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 4
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

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
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Sarah Irwin 4/29/2022 1:34 PM
    I love the hummingbirds and bats!
  • 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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    Sarah Irwin 4/29/2022 1:29 PM
    I was glad to see that I had a low water footprint. I would like to set up a gray water system as well as rain barrel catchment
  • 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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    Sarah Irwin 4/27/2022 1:32 PM
    I worry about the mental health of people who spend all day inside and/or on screens. You need fresh air, sunshine and connections to people/pets to improve your mood and health
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Sarah Irwin 4/26/2022 3:52 PM
    I need to take a break to rest my eyes and brain - trying to do a quick yoga at lunch or just sit in the backyard and pet my dogs!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

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    Sarah Irwin 4/21/2022 1:27 PM
    I love emergen-C but hate that they come in single use packets. I have written to them to see if they would create bulk powder. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options
    What was the tastiest sustainable seafood meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Sarah Irwin 4/21/2022 1:18 PM
    We made a shrimp stir fry with cabbage and red peppers using garlic black bean sauce. yum
  • 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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    Sarah Irwin 4/18/2022 3:32 PM
    I have seen these lists before and try to remember that most produce with thick skin is on the Clean list and thin skin is on the Dirty list. Did not know about celery

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    Sarah Irwin 4/18/2022 3:18 PM
    I have had a busy work month so far and am only just starting the challenge. So many inspiring actions to take!

    • Samantha Smith's avatar
      Samantha Smith 4/19/2022 8:07 AM
      Yes, I'm enjoying the challenge too :) but unfortunately the reminder emails are getting stuck in our spam filter!