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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jenny Li

Deloitte NYC

"Happy Earth Month!! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,588 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    468
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    78
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    108
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Jenny's Actions

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 5 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

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

Buildings

Tour a Green Roof

Green and Cool Roofs

I will set up a visit or a virtual tour of a green roof in my city, and ask about the codes and process for installing a green roof.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

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

Transportation

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 4 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 5 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 1 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 1 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

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

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 10 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 10 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 5 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Local Perennial Biomass

Perennial Biomass Production

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 2 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 2 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Choose Better Wood Products

Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health and Education

Help Students Overcome Health Barriers

Health and Education

I will donate 5 Femme Kit(s) to help people who menstruate overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers in person or by posting to social media.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Advocate for Wetland Protection

Coastal Wetland Protection

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or representative to advocate for policies that protect wetlands.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 2 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Uncompleted
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!

Uncompleted
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

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).

Uncompleted
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

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!

Uncompleted
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!

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 6:06 PM
    That paying attention to my daily actions and how they impact the environment cannot just be a one-time thing or part of a challenge. It must be something that I -- and we -- continuously work towards every day! It feels overwhelming that there are so many places to start, but it gives me hope that because there are so many actions we can take, there's bound to be something for everyone. Also, seeing everyone's participation in this challenge brings me hope!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 12:40 PM
    I love this question! Climate change has increased flooding in DC -- sea levels in the DC region rises 2x as fast than the global average. If the sea level continues to rise, it could impact federal buildings and the National Mall area. Also, climate change has caused temperatures in DC to increase -- it's not uncommon for our mayor to issue "heat emergency" warnings in the summer. All of these factors could affect DC's tourism industry.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 12:35 PM
    This was interesting to learn about since it's a relatively new topic to me! I learned that HFCs have up to 9,000x greater capacity to warm the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Also, I learned that effective disposal of refrigerants is key -- they can be purified for reuse or transformed into other chemicals that do not cause warming. So, managing the disposal of these chemicals can reduce emissions!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 12:32 PM
    Since moving home, I've tried to encourage my parents to turn off the TV when no one is really watching it vs. keeping it on as "background noise" and also telling my mom to place online orders from one store all at once vs. separate orders (so the store can combine/reduce boxes). But I try to control what I can, like walking/running to places and bringing reusable bags to the farmers market!
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Connect With A Nonprofit
    What are the most pressing issues for women, girls, and trans/nonbinary people in your community?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 12:29 PM
    So many... including lack of access to reproductive health care, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and homelessness -- particularly for BIPOC individuals. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 10:26 AM
    Because I care about animals like turtles and polar bears! And want to make sure they are able to have sustainable habitats. We still have time limit the worst impact by looking critically at our daily activities and changing them -- I want to build a sustainable world not just for our generation, but future ones too :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 10:13 AM
    Next steps for saving energy @ home include unplugging devices once they are fully charged / not being used (like my TV?) and also turning off lights when I am not in the room!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 10:11 AM
    Though redlining (aka racial discrimination in mortgage lending) was banned 50+ years ago, the polices have had long-last effects on cities' residential patterns and economic conditions in various neighborhoods. For example, a recent study found that formerly redlined neighborhoods are today 5 degrees hotter in summer and these neighborhoods also remain lower-income, and have fewer trees/parks to help cool the air and more paved surfaces that absorb and radiate heat. Would definitely recommend reading how historic housing policies have impacted the urban landscape to this day!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 9:49 AM
    Growing up in DC, peaceful protests were very common to communicate positions on issues! Recently, I've also witnessed the power of social media in engaging audiences near and far :)
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Jenny Li 4/30/2021 9:43 AM
    I'm all about efficiency and trying to kill two birds with one stone! Solar panels seem like a no-brainer when it comes to the environment, but can also be more expensive. By advocating for rooftop solar panels, I'm not only reducing greenhouse gas pollution, but also possibly saving money on electric bills. Also, as more people who adopt solar panels, the more the price drops (apparently the cost of solar has plummeted 73% since 2006). I could definitely bring this up to my close family and friends to incentivize them to shift to clean energy.