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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Julie Milinovich

Cleveland Clinic Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 940 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    284
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,285
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    72
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    395
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    410
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted

Julie's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Tour a Green Roof

Green and Cool Roofs

I will set up a visit or a virtual tour of a green roof in my city, and ask about the codes and process for installing a green roof.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Julie Milinovich's avatar
    Julie Milinovich 4/28/2021 5:32 AM
    We have been planting both flowers as well as getting our veggies started from seed.  It is so rewarding to know you have grown something from seed.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/28/2021 5:30 AM
    There are health benefits to starting with smaller portions.  This also allows the opportunity to eat more mindfully.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/28/2021 5:29 AM
    There are several smaller women owned businesses in my area.  I particularly like to buy the products, share them on social media and tag the business page.  I think people are more likely to try something that someone they know has used and liked.  The local cake lady is not a hardship to support:)
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/28/2021 5:27 AM
    I think the exercise, knowledge of the environmental impacts and being able to enjoy nature while getting a little dirty is good for the soul.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Julie Milinovich 4/28/2021 5:24 AM
    In general, being in nature is calming for me
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/27/2021 8:27 AM
    I am motivated to have the fertilizer and reduce waste in general
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/23/2021 5:58 AM
    Monitor behaviors of those in attendance.  Encourage people to turn on cameras.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/07/2021 7:28 AM
    All of these are an inspiration.  I would add the health benefits that most local food provides.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/07/2021 7:27 AM
    Fertilizing your yard. only use natural and green fertilizers on my yard
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Julie Milinovich 4/05/2021 7:25 AM
    I enjoy the flavors of my meal more, am more aware when I have had enough and how to prepare it differently