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Kevin Kelly

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

"Supporting healthcare improvements that positively impact our environmental impact!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 762 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    7.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    260
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Kevin's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Kevin Kelly 4/21/2022 2:15 PM
    It is interesting to see the various sources of energy across the United States. Looks like the NW has less environmental impact than the rest of the country, but I was surprised we don't have more solar and wind. If you drive east, you will see lots of wind turbines everywhere.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Kevin Kelly 4/20/2022 11:09 AM
    Having chickens, there are many things such as my radish greens, lettuce, or other vegetable scraps that can be fed to them rather than throw them out. They appreciate the treat and it doesn't go to waste!
  • 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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    Kevin Kelly 4/20/2022 11:06 AM
    I will be moving soon and one thing I want to do as soon as possible is put in a drip water system for my garden space to ensure my watering is effective and reduced versus a larger-scale sprinkler. I am also interested in ways to reduce the one-acre of grass to prevent watering and chemical use by replacing with more sustainable options.
  • 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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    Kevin Kelly 4/15/2022 8:35 AM
    I installed a drip water system to ensure just the plants get water versus the sidewalk, weeds, and gravel.

    • Brian Nelson's avatar
      Brian Nelson 4/15/2022 9:21 AM
      Extra points if you can collect rainwater for a gravity-fed system!  :)
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Kevin Kelly 4/11/2022 8:27 AM
    I will be moving in about 3 weeks and I am excited to explore the new neighborhood including walks in the (now closed) golf course and nearby trails. I am excited to build a new chicken coop and eventually a greenhouse at the new place to grow more of my own food without pesticide use. Staycation will be a productive at-home time for me!

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    Kevin Kelly 4/07/2022 8:59 AM
    Looking into solar options for my next home. Anyone have experience with any Vancouver-area installers?
  • 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?

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    Kevin Kelly 4/05/2022 8:30 AM
    One of our previous PeaceHealth caregivers started a emergency preparedness company and I plan to check in with him. Jerry Parkman.
  • 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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    Kevin Kelly 4/05/2022 8:24 AM
    Hard to see some of your favorites on the bad list! As I am getting closer to planting my garden this year, I will use this opportunity to plant my own items from organic seeds and freeze ahead for the off-season.

    • Brian Nelson's avatar
      Brian Nelson 4/05/2022 8:28 AM
      It just means you should be a bit more discerning about your source - no need to give them up!  :)
  • 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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    Kevin Kelly 4/05/2022 8:18 AM
    Too much focus on technology and not enough interpersonal activity causes you to lose touch with humanity. Getting back to in-person activity is important to feel connected.
  • 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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    Kevin Kelly 4/05/2022 8:16 AM
    Renewing and refreshing your mind and body during the workday helps keep you fresh and ready for the next challenge.