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Victor Ouellet Massicotte

PCC Environmental Sociology and Social Change

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  • 507 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    560
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    91
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    319
    minutes
    spent learning

Victor's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG #8 Work & Economy

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily rest during work days to practice work-life balance.

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DAILY 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 3 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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    Victor Ouellet Massicotte 4/20/2022 7:20 PM
    I am amazed to see how I already contributed to the Earth Month Ecochallenge! Prior to learning about this challenge, I was already completing 3 of the 5 goals I currently have selected. I would say that I most impressed by the fact that I have saved 400 gallons of water by taking very short showers and remaining conscious of how much water I use when brushing my teeth or doing dishes.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

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    Victor Ouellet Massicotte 4/20/2022 7:12 PM
    I found this app called Intent which is technically meant to track calories, but I use it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas as it gives you the option of not tracking calories. I love it because it offers really good suggestions that I would not have thought of, and, most importantly, it takes into consideration the left over ingredients to find meals that incorporate them. It is very simple to use, it customizes the meals base on your preferences, and it has reduced by grocery spending by about 180$ a month!! All for free!! I hope someone else tries it!

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    Victor Ouellet Massicotte 4/12/2022 10:58 AM
    Today I purchased reusable ziplocks to limit how many single use plastic containers I throw away. I was at safeway going down the aisle and they were sitting on the bottom shelf. I encourage people to do the same!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Victor Ouellet Massicotte 4/10/2022 9:23 PM
    The way I approach it is by taking time to make conversations with my neighbors when I walk my dog. I live in an apartment complex where I know some of the tenants in my building don't go out often so I instigate conversations with them. Another way is when I bring my dog out to the park, I take the time to throw away trash that is sitting by trashcans or I pick up the poop that others did not want to pick up. These small details help everyone!
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Victor Ouellet Massicotte 4/10/2022 9:19 PM
    I used to take very warm showers which would prompt me to stay in for longer than necessary. So my trick is that I try to take mildly cold showers which incentivizes me to get out faster and to turn off the water when I am shampooing my hair or washing my body! Works quite well!