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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Allison Kuhn

Deloitte NYC

"My mission is to reduce my carbon footprint as well as encourage those in my community to do the same, one task at a time. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 630 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    29
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    donations
    made
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    33
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Allison's Actions

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Purchase a Carbon Offset

Efficient Aviation

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans and nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Make School More Affordable

Health and Education

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 1 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

Small Hydropower, Micro Wind Turbines, Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Explore the Deloitte WorldClimate Hub

Spend 15 minutes browsing the new World Climate Hub website, hosted by Deloitte US Sustainability!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Get your family involved in greening the dot!

If you have kids at home, encourage them to create a logo for Deloitte NPSI using scrap paper and any crayons, markers, or materials you have in your home. Email a photo of the final product to Emma Howe (emhowe@deloitte.com) for a chance to be featured in our Earth Month recap email and potential future internal communications!

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Sign up for Plant Your Change

Sign up for Plant Your Change to round up your purchases and plant one tree for every transaction on your personal credit card. Link to sign up found below!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Explore the Deloitte World Climate Hub

Spend 15 minutes browsing the new World Climate Hub website, hosted by Deloitte US Sustainability! Link to be added soon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Donate to the NPSI Earth Month Giving Campaign

NPSI will be hosting a month-long giving campaign during April. Donate via the NPSI philanthropy cloud website linked below!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Attend the NPSI Intersections Panel on April 28th

On Wednesday, April 28th, Deloitte NPSI is hosting a panel with senior leaders at the firm to discuss the intersections between climate, health and justice. Invite to be added soon!

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:45 AM
    After the Deloitte event on 4/28, we discussed topics in relation to this question which was wonderful. Great to know Deloitte is stepping up in this space. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:42 AM
    I can try to take the amtrak or pubic transportation as much as possible :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure
    What do you like most about biking in your city? What would you like to improve?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:41 AM
    My roommate and I biked to Trader Joes this morning! GORG day :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:41 AM
    This was a topic I had not previously looked into, and it was great to learn more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:41 AM
    I have realized I use a lot of energy on the dryer, and will be hanging my clothes more in the future!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:38 AM
    What inspires me is the New York Green Team!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/30/2021 11:37 AM
    On virtual meetings all day! 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/28/2021 10:57 AM
    There is nothing better than getting outside and remembering WHY we are doing this eco-challenge. To protect the place we call home. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/27/2021 1:12 PM
    I always choose the amtrack over driving home to MD. I also chose the subway in NYC to both save money and lower my carbon footprint. I believe this easy choice really goes a long way!
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Make School More Affordable
    Why is it important that girls have equal access to education in order to reduce our global greenhouse gas emissions?

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    Allison Kuhn 4/27/2021 1:12 PM
    I actually am able to do this action monthly through a sponsorship program. I have written and sponsored a girl in haiti for almost 18 years. We have basically grown up together! The monthly donation covers the cost of school/books/uniforms.