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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Deaglan McManus

Allegheny County Employees

"Reduce my environmental impact."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 216 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    17
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    98
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Deaglan's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 2 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 42 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Purchase Food from a Sustainable Pittsburgh Designated Restaurant

I will purchase food from a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant. Establishments that have earned a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation have demonstrated a commitment to take economic, environmental, and social actions that benefit the region. See the link provided for more information and a list of designated restaurants.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore an Allegheny County Parks Trail

Get connected with nature in one of our own Allegheny County Parks. Explore one or more of the many well-marked hiking trails throughout the parks. The link outlines different options for finding and navigating each trail, including a smart phone app.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn About Hydro-Electric Power

Learn about the new hydro-electric plant that will provide clean energy to county facilities!

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

    Deaglan McManus's avatar
    Deaglan McManus 4/08/2021 5:28 AM
    Allows time for exploration and both inner and external reflection.

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    Deaglan McManus 4/07/2021 6:11 AM
    The Allegheny County Trails Mobile App and Web Tool make exploring our 12,057 acres of park land much easier!