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Nerise Melarkey

PCC Environmental Sociology and Social Change

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 216 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    4.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    94
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Nerise'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.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Uncompleted
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 1
DAILY ACTION

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 3
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Nerise Melarkey 4/22/2022 5:17 PM
    I have stopped shopping with amazon and researching more sustainable grocery stores to shop from. I have been attempting to repurpose old items in my home to save them from the landfill
  • 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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    Nerise Melarkey 4/22/2022 5:08 PM
    It causes me to slow down and think about what i can do in my free time to live more sustainably
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Nerise Melarkey 4/15/2022 2:36 PM
    Definitely only using the amount of water that I will actually use for coffee and tea. I usually make too much coffee and end up tossing it out so being more mindful of that could help my water waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Nerise Melarkey 4/15/2022 2:35 PM
    After I made my stir fry (with bulk rice that I found in a health store, no packaging) I took the vegetable rinds and put them into a compost for my patio garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Nerise Melarkey 4/13/2022 4:49 PM
    I think when people spend more time inside we appreciate nature less and become more disconnected from the outside world 
  • 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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    Nerise Melarkey 4/13/2022 4:48 PM
    I will take shorter showers and turn the water off when i wash my face and brush my teeth