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Quirrel Brown

ADL - Northern Europe

"Passion for being part of a GREAT team! ;-) "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,308 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    65
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    51
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,034
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    70
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,130
    minutes
    spent learning

Quirrel's Actions

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 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 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 60 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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

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

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 60 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 90 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 60 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Quirrel Brown's avatar
    Quirrel Brown 4/30/2022 11:40 AM
    Last day in this competition, but it's not the last day of our sustainability journey! It's only with joint efforts that we achieve something great. :-) 

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    Quirrel Brown 4/12/2022 1:10 PM
    Every choice you make leaves a footprint on the planet. Make it valuable ;-)
  • 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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    Quirrel Brown 4/12/2022 11:22 AM
    Every year I plant flowers that pollinators like, because I also think it's important to take care of them. My favorite polarizers are the bees. 

  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Quirrel Brown 4/09/2022 9:51 AM
    I aim to wash my hair twice a week ;-)
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Quirrel Brown 4/09/2022 9:44 AM
    Restful, but it takes a while before you go down in turns, so many thoughts rush past.... 
  • 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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    Quirrel Brown 4/06/2022 8:47 AM
    I recommend a dish called "Meze de luxe vego" at Pascha deli (an oriental foodstop) - lots of good taste. It includes hummus, vine leaf rolls, spinach and cheese rolls, grilled halloumi, falafel and more. It's fresh, filling and wonderfully exotic. ;-)

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    Quirrel Brown 4/03/2022 11:43 PM
    Hi all, I wish you all a productive month of learning, sharing and finding new ways to good habits. :-) 

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    Quirrel Brown 3/31/2022 11:34 PM
    The challenge has begun. Good luck with your actions!

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    Quirrel Brown 3/31/2022 1:07 AM
    One more day before we start  ,-)

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    Quirrel Brown 3/29/2022 11:34 PM
    Two days to go, today and tomorrow. It will soon begin ;-)