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Manda Magee

WSP USA Northeast Region

"My mission this year is to make WSP competition crazy, and really increase our engagement with a regional competition. . . . Let's go WSP, get those points and work hard at improving both ourselves and the planet. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,731 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    175
    minutes
    spent learning

Manda's Actions

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

WSP's Embodied Carbon Action Plan

WSP has signed the Structural Engineering Institute 2050 Commitment (SE 2050) to reduce embodied carbon in structural systems. Read WSP's newly published embodied carbon action plan (ECAP).

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!

Do you know what it will take to reach net-zero? Do you know which technologies and innovations are needed to keep warming below 2°C or 1.5°C? Take five minutes to see if your ideas on investments can get us to net zero!

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP custom action] Embodied Carbon Action Plan

WSP has signed the Structural Engineering Institute 2050 Commitment (SE 2050) to reduce embodied carbon in structural systems. Read WSP's newly published embodied carbon action plan (ECAP).

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs

I will watch this 30 minute free course through the UN Global Compact Academy to learn more about the SDGs and how to take action.

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 15 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 15 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.

Uncompleted
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 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

Support A Renters Bills of Rights

SDG #1 No Poverty

Of nearly 44 million U.S. renter households in 2019, more than 45% paid rent equal to 30% or more of their gross household income. I will spend 15 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

    Manda Magee's avatar
    Manda Magee 4/28/2022 10:12 AM
    Mostly flooding and hurricane. . . 

    The best part of working at WSP is that we are on the front line of resiliency efforts.  We know what's being planned and can have influence on how our communities are supported with corrective actions.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

    Manda Magee's avatar
    Manda Magee 4/26/2022 8:54 AM
    This is crazy, "a “healthy” diet cost $550 more per person per year than an “unhealthy” one."

    • Thalia Loor's avatar
      Thalia Loor 4/28/2022 3:11 PM
      I'm actually surprised it is only $550 more per person.  With today's food prices I think it is more like $550 per month!

    • Meghan Jones's avatar
      Meghan Jones 4/26/2022 8:55 AM
      Whoa! I did not know that!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems [WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!
    Can you make it to Net Zero?

    Manda Magee's avatar
    Manda Magee 4/22/2022 10:26 AM
    I lost on round 3. . . . When it got to spending more points to make real action I got scared.  It goes to show, you need to really push to make it to the end.  
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Manda Magee 4/21/2022 6:17 AM
    The linking factor is making everything available to developing countries.  

    That is exactly what the Bridges to Prosperity is about, I'm so glad that WSP supports this venture.   
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Manda Magee 4/19/2022 8:31 AM
    I just love fields of pollinator plants.  The good news is that NYC parks have gotten the hint.  They have a cluster of pollinators next to the pond they have every year.  My girls love to run by the butterflies.  
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

    Manda Magee's avatar
    Manda Magee 4/18/2022 4:03 AM
    I tried out this website.  Only thing is it didn't have options for LEDs as lights.  Their estimate of the bill was spot on.  And it showed me my savings over an average home based on the effort I've made thus far.  

    https://www.energyearth.com/energyaudit
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Manda Magee's avatar
    Manda Magee 4/18/2022 3:44 AM
    Biodiversity of EcoSystems.  Everything is so connected.  
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Manda Magee's avatar
    Manda Magee 4/13/2022 7:39 AM
    Equality was the main thing I took away as the linking factor.  There were many statistics on how divided the world is with regards to resources and access to the same goods and services for all society.  

    I also loved that they included statistics on the Pandemic in the linked pages.  And the additional publications were a plus.  
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems [WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs
    By taking actions in your daily life, which SDG do you think you can have the biggest impact on?

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    Manda Magee 4/12/2022 9:57 AM
    Please connect this with WSP's global sustainability report.  Take a look through the report and how WSP connects UN SDGs.

    https://www.wsp.com/en-GL/investors/reports-and-filings/esg-report
  • 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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    Manda Magee 4/11/2022 4:41 PM
    Wow, Feral Cats are on their top 7 list. . . . Poor kitties, that's probably why the keep trying to fix cats. 

    The Starling story was pretty amazing, I see these all over in NYC.  They are the most prominent bird. 

    " Eugene Schieffelin was such a fan of William Shakespeare that he decided to introduce a bird mentioned in his play Henry IV into the U.S. In 1890 and 1891, Schieffelin unleashed approximately 100 imported Europeans starlings into New York City’s Central Park. "