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Amy Merrill

Comerica Michigan Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 756 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    770
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    560
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    770
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Amy's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
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

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 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

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 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

Participate in Comerica's Master of Sustainability Awareness Program

I will sign up for Comerica's Master of Sustainability Awareness Program and will work on my MSA Seedling level certification (or higher certifications for existing MSA participants).

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Amy Merrill 4/25/2022 5:49 AM
    I have previously not looked into ecological landscaping practices, but it something that I will be researching further to choose plants that will allow me to conserve water.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Amy Merrill 4/14/2022 6:40 AM
    I have already replaced appliances with Energy Star ones. I easy way that I plan to further reduce my carbon footprint is to make a conscious effort to use my reusable grocery bags again.  When I do have to use plastic bags, I have been taking them back to the store to put them in the stores bag recycling program.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

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    Amy Merrill 4/12/2022 6:03 AM
    It really surprised me how much energy that I use in my household.  I look forward to learning how I can continue to reduce my energy footprint.
  • 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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    Amy Merrill 4/12/2022 5:59 AM
    One way that I reduce water use is by not pre-rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher and then running the dishwasher more frequently even though it isn't full.  Running the tap to pre-rinse uses much more water, while running the dishwater more frequently doesn't allow food particles to dry onto the dishes.

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    Amy Merrill 4/08/2022 7:08 AM
    Off to a slower start due to work being so busy, hoping next week is better.  Looks like the team is off to a great start - Go Team Green!!!