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Samantha Meyer

Comerica Michigan Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,039 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    310
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    312
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    459
    minutes
    spent learning

Samantha's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 20 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 15 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 11 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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 30 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 20 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

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

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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 30 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/29/2022 9:42 AM
    This is a subject I will take the time and learn more about. Affordable housing is a real struggle and there are many different approaches communities are taking. Generational and traditional dwellings that also heat and cool a house more sustainably are both interesting have multiple positives outcomes.
  • 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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    Samantha Meyer 4/29/2022 8:50 AM
    Pollinators pollinate the majority of flowering plants, making many things we eat come to harvest. They play a crucial role. I love bees and butterflies. Even ants that get peonies to open are amazing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/26/2022 6:19 AM
    Food equity and access is so important for healthy, sustainable communities. Reducing waste, affording people a choice of fresh and affordable food helps provide healthier eating options and in turn can reduce health issues and foster cooking and healthy meal planning.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/26/2022 6:13 AM
    Treating others fairly, with the same respect anyone would want for themselves is an important step in creating a just and sustainable society. We are all humans having experiences in life and being treated as other does not promote a sustainable society. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/20/2022 12:48 PM
    Outside of a quick internet search, contacting your local city offices. They usually can direct you in the right direction. Read that Walgreens was the first national chain to have drop boxes for expired or unwanted medications at there locations, regardless of where the medications were purchased. Convenient.
  • 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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    Samantha Meyer 4/18/2022 6:35 AM
    I have reduced my purchase habits even though I naturally do not purchase a lot of things. Which is why I do not check in on this action daily, only when I purchase something. Having a goal of paying off a loan does also help one to want to reduce purchases and put that money towards paying off the loan. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/14/2022 9:26 AM
    Volunteering at the food bank helps to get food to people (and pets) who need it before its expiration date. There are so many local organizations one can get involved with. We have one called Companion Cats, which helps to spay and neuter the stray cat population and find as many homes as possible.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/14/2022 9:22 AM
    Mindfulness is something I have tried to cultivate in life prior to this challenge. Being really present can be a challenge. When I spend time with my grandmother I have always noticed how observant she is of so many things that most people miss. Naturally curious, appreciative and thankful. She is a great example of living mindfully.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/09/2022 8:33 AM
    They energy used at my home is from Consumer's Energy (electric) and Semco Energy (gas). Consumer's Energy has a lot of information available on their website. They have a Clean Energy Plan and they moved their goal to be coal free up to 2025. Currently about 11% is from renewable energy, 12% from customer efficiency programs, 11 % in energy storage, and most from natural gas and coal. There is so much more interesting information on the Consumer's website. Semco did not have as much information readily available and I will spend some more time to search further.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

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    Samantha Meyer 4/06/2022 7:26 AM
    I live within the Battle Creek watershed. It seems like a good size watershed, at 196,750 acres in southwest Michigan. 68% of the watershed is in agricultural use, 13 % forested, 10% wetlands and 9 % is urban/rural. Most of the aquifers are composed of Marshall Sandstone and there are 5 dams along the Battle Creek River. I am going to read more on this subject and see how I can get involved further.