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Donna LaSala

TBLi Earth Month Challenge

"To be better today than I was yesterday....every day. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 986 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    74
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    16
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1,185
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,725
    minutes
    spent learning

Donna's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 1 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 120 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 120 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Uncompleted
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

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.

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 180 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Connect With A Nonprofit

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

Each day, I will spend 15 minutes learning about nonprofit organizations that focuses on sustainable consumption and production patterns so that I could participate in their activities.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

Each day, I will spend 10 minutes learning about sustainable fashion so that I can engage in this practice.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 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

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

    Donna LaSala's avatar
    Donna LaSala 4/13/2022 7:33 AM
    wandering down baech street for a very long walk that ends withthe daytona food truck park.

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    Donna LaSala 4/13/2022 5:08 AM
    I've been meaning to learn more about supporting habitat for humanity for a while, but for some reason never find time. Spent 30 minutes this morning finding out about my local chapter, reading about the mission/charter and activities, and registering for email updates. www.habitatgvc.org

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    Donna LaSala 4/12/2022 4:59 AM
    www.icleiusa.org I didn't realize these folks do work in educational institutions, too: "Universities, school districts, and cultural institutions join ICLEI as Education Affiliates to access our services to advance campus sustainability, collaborate with home cities, and bring ICLEI expertise and internship opportunities to their students. "
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Donna LaSala 4/12/2022 4:51 AM
    SDG 7, 9, and 12 all highlight the need to include traditionally marginalized communities

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    Donna LaSala 4/11/2022 2:48 PM
    what's better: getting rid of all my sythetic clothing and replacing with new and/or used sustainable cotton clothing ....OR....contnuing to shop only at thrift stores, come what may, but no virgin material of any kind?

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    Donna LaSala 4/11/2022 2:46 PM
    https://www.floridavind.org/

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    Donna LaSala 4/10/2022 9:48 AM
    just learned about this nonprofit very close to me; i wonder if there are opportunities to work together: https://perrymanfoundation.org/

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    Donna LaSala 4/10/2022 9:00 AM
    This was an interesting read, if you know any young people planning to study fashion:
    https://www.tun.com/blog/top-10-sustainable-fashion-schools-in-the-world/

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    Donna LaSala 4/09/2022 9:08 AM
    Jut got back from the https://www.fnps.org/ annual plant sale and education fair; very inspiring to meet so many folks who really care about restoring native plants and insects. 

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    Donna LaSala 4/08/2022 5:28 PM
    Also worth reading regarding polyester: https://fashionunited.com/news/fashion/how-sustainable-is-recycled-polyester/2018111524577