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Laurel Klein

Addison Orange Blossoms

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 556 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0.2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8.5
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    67
    minutes
    spent learning

Laurel 's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Using products mindful of health and the environment

There are so many products that may not consider personal health and the planet together. I am seeking alternatives to certain products to reduce my impact on the world around me while minimizing toxins that could enter it.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 2 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 20 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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

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

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

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    Laurel Klein 4/29/2022 10:43 AM
    I chose this action because I am aware of a few but thought I should learn more about combatting their existence in the area. The 'rabbit holes' I have fallen down have not provided much information however I intend to keep looking and plant some native plants in a small area of my yard. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn More and Talk to My Friends
    What was something you learned from your friends during Earth Month?

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    Laurel Klein 4/27/2022 8:18 AM
    I make an effort to speak with 2 people outside of my household daily. Typically one is family and one friend. I am happy to share "wins" with them and get them at least thinking of how they can make small decisions that will lead to big impacts. 
  • 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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    Laurel Klein 4/22/2022 9:04 AM
    I have heard of the clean fifteen and dirty dozen foods. I decided to check in on my knowledge and found that an item I thought was clean is actually dirty. I try to purchase organic on many items and this one- spinach- will be organic moving forward. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

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    Laurel Klein 4/21/2022 8:05 AM
    I am working to improve my active listening skills to ensure I am a better co-worker, partner, friend and family member. 
  • 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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    Laurel Klein 4/04/2022 11:36 AM
    I try to start off each day with yoga. The amount of time I have to practice varies but this challenge is a great opportunity to remind myself to incorporate mindfulness everyday. 

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    Laurel Klein 4/01/2022 11:34 AM
    I am excited to learn through the new ideas and actions mentioned in the Ecochallenge 2022