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Meghan Jones

WSP USA Central Region

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,107 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    440
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

Meghan's Actions

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 60 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!

Do you know what it will take to reach net-zero? Do you know which technologies and innovations are needed to keep warming below 2°C or 1.5°C? Take five minutes to see if your ideas on investments can get us to net zero!

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP custom action] Embodied Carbon Action Plan

WSP has signed the Structural Engineering Institute 2050 Commitment (SE 2050) to reduce embodied carbon in structural systems. Read WSP's newly published embodied carbon action plan (ECAP).

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

[WSP Custom Action] Learn about Water Conservation and Equity

I will read the article "Improving Water Conservation Through an Equity Lens" on WSP Insights.

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

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 5 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 15 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 22
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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Meghan Jones 4/30/2022 2:49 PM
    If we can get equitable access to healthy food, we can reduce the need for lots of cheap, processed food that is produced using harmful agricultural practices and results in health issues that also have harmful environmental impacts.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Meghan Jones 4/30/2022 2:48 PM
    The health of children linked all these SDGs, since they are a vulnerable population with little agency and the most at stake in our future.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Meghan Jones 4/30/2022 2:44 PM
    The importance of freshwater resources appeared in each SDG. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Meghan Jones 4/30/2022 2:43 PM
    We use a push mower, remove invasive species, leave the leaves in some areas in the fall, and avoid using pesticides and fertilizers. I haven't noticed many changes. I still need to get some mulch but that did not get checked off the list this month!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Meghan Jones 4/30/2022 2:41 PM
    Yikes, lots of coal in the Midwest! I believe our local power is from wind energy, but we recently had some changes and I have been unable to verify. 
  • 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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    Meghan Jones 4/30/2022 2:26 PM
    I learned that one in three bites of food that humans eat each day is the result of pollinators’ interactions with plants! My favorite is the bumblebee. Did you know they sometimes fall asleep on flowers? It's so cute!
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Meghan Jones 4/22/2022 12:56 PM
    The COVID-19 pandemic was a linking factor. COVID-19 exacerbated issues of poverty and hunger, and water access is essential to overcoming the setbacks imposed by the pandemic.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Meghan Jones 4/22/2022 12:53 PM
    Inclusion was a linking factor. To create sustainable communities and partnerships, we need to provide equitable opportunities from the start.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems [WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!
    Can you make it to Net Zero?

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    Meghan Jones 4/22/2022 12:52 PM
    I failed but had a lot of fun trying! I may try again a few times to see if I can tweak some decisions to win. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Meghan Jones's avatar
    Meghan Jones 4/22/2022 12:50 PM
    Each of these SDGs contributes to a reduction in material footprint at various stages of the production cycle.