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Patrick Murray

Go Green Or Go Home

""The power is yours" - Captain Planet "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 381 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    140
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning

Patrick's Actions

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

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

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

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    Patrick Murray's avatar
    Patrick Murray 4/05/2022 11:59 AM
    I am part of the Upper Hackensack Watershed. The river and creek drain into water supply areas and also into the Atlantic Ocean via Newark Bay
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

    Patrick Murray's avatar
    Patrick Murray 4/05/2022 11:55 AM
    I don't eat meatless meals very often, so from a very short list I'd have to go with black bean burgers.  

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    Patrick Murray 4/05/2022 6:12 AM
    Im enjoying the challenge.  It serves as a nice reminder to be accountable for the choices I make and how they effect the environment.  
  • 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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    Patrick Murray 4/04/2022 6:24 AM
    Pollinators are vital to creating and maintaining the habitats and ecosystems that many animals rely on for food and shelter. Worldwide, over half the diet of fats and oils comes from crops pollinated by animals. They facilitate the reproduction in 90% of the world's flowering plants.
    Growing a Greener World

    My favorite pollinator is the monarch butterfly.  This article has inspired me to continue building out my butterfly garden.  
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

    Patrick Murray's avatar
    Patrick Murray 4/04/2022 5:50 AM
    Planning an extended weekend at the Jersey Shore this summer 
  • 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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    Patrick Murray 4/01/2022 6:18 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

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    Patrick Murray 4/01/2022 5:51 AM
    I use plastic cutlery throughout the week.  I'll try to keep a set of metal utensils at work.  
  • 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?

    Patrick Murray's avatar
    Patrick Murray 4/01/2022 5:48 AM
    Putting a timer in the bathroom for when my kids shower 

    • Carli Jaff's avatar
      Carli Jaff 4/01/2022 6:27 AM
      Using a timer for myself or selecting certain songs that are a certain amount of time to keep track of how much water I'm using! I also want to be aware of my water conservation habits when brushing my teeth, etc.