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Anna Jestin

Deloitte New York

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    documentaries
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    520
    gallons of water
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    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    952
    minutes
    spent learning

Anna's actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Watch a Documentary About Climate Change or Nature

SDG 13, 14, 15

I will watch 10 documentaries about climate change.

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Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG 2

One kilogram of beef and cheese emits 71kg and 24kg of greenhouse gasses, while 1kg of rice, grains, and legumes emits between 2-4kg. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts emit less than 1kg per 1kg. I will reduce my climate impact by enjoying 1 meatless meals and/or 1 vegan meals each day this week.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG 10

Each day, I will track my purchases to identify my spending habits. This will allow me to see what purchases can be reduced.

COMPLETED 15
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Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG 11

Through my Earth Month Ecochallenge feed, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 26
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Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG 8

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

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Basic Needs & Security

Practice A Sharing Economy

SDG 1

Each day, I will engage in a sharing economy among my family, friends, and neighbors. A sharing economy is when goods and services are shared between individuals though peer and community networks.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG 6

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Anna Jestin 4/27/2023 1:44 PM
    Bought a bunch of second hand items on ThredUp this week, which makes it easy to track your Co2 and water savings through purchases !

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    Anna Jestin 4/19/2023 11:34 AM
    Nearly earth day!! (which should be every day in my opinion haha)
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

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    Anna Jestin 4/19/2023 11:34 AM
    Tracked the origin of my purchases today, as I'm planning an event with wine imported from around the world. I'm opted for the wines that tasted the best, but when hesitating between 2 (one international and one from the US), I opted for the US origin one, hopping the carbon emissions from transportation were smaller.
    I also chose all the organic wines I could select, as they not only have less sulfites (which give you that headache hangover), but also don't use pesticides, insecticides etc. reducing harm for the planet!

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    Anna Jestin 4/18/2023 11:53 AM
    Being mindfull of my waste, I brough my own cutlery and cups to work today (+ tea filter and loose leaf tea).
    It's quite easy, just have to keep it in your work bag and wash everything in the office
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

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    Anna Jestin 4/17/2023 7:56 AM
    I've significantly reduced single use plastic by using reusable silicon tops and fruit protectors. Although it takes energy to manufacture those too, I've already seen a major reduction in film plastic in my trash. I've also found major success in composting, now that it's fully back in all 5 boroughs of NYC!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Anna Jestin 4/17/2023 7:53 AM
    Easiest meal to make vegan is definitely breakfast for me!

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    Anna Jestin 4/17/2023 7:53 AM
    I'm realizing that I actually eat way more meat than I thought, esp. when traveling for work (since I don't really cook meat at home)

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    Anna Jestin 4/12/2023 5:44 AM
    Avoiding daily cleaning in hotels, while traveling is a huge water, electricity and cleaning supply saver (less harsh cleaning chemicals used). A lot of articles on this. For example: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/travel/skipping-hotel-housekeeping-perks.html

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    Anna Jestin 4/10/2023 7:27 AM
    Traveling for work this week and trying to be more conscious of my waste while away from home (with takeout, food to go, non-so-reusable cutlery, plastic bottles), holding on to certain items until I see a recycling bin or appropriate waste bin for them etc. It definitely requires extra effort!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Anna Jestin 4/10/2023 7:24 AM
    Spoke to a business school student who was at Wharton for their annual impact investing competition - a 3 day long event. It was very eye opening, as I feel like less people speak about impact investing outside of academic circles, or when no longer in school. Then did some research on cool European companies to invest in. It's so interesting and uplifting to see the positive impact some VCs and startups are making.