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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Charles Neidenbach

Office Depot Sustainability

"Building relationships for a more sustainable future. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,054 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    75
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    265
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Charles's Actions

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

ODP Sustainability Report

This goal is to encourage associates to learn more about what ODP is doing in the sustainability space by reviewing our Corporate Sustainability Report.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 20 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

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

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Charles Neidenbach 4/12/2021 8:45 AM
    Hi Team!  We are now being challenged by the Women in Leadership - Mother Earth team at Office Depot!  Let's see if we can give them a good run through the rest of the challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Charles Neidenbach 4/03/2021 6:29 AM
    We are now purchasing RECs to source our home electricity from 100% renewables!  Cost is 1cent per kWh or only about $5 per month!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. Name some companies you know that invest in green energy. How can you support them?

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    Charles Neidenbach 4/01/2021 1:57 PM
    I invest with Earth Equity Advisors Align Digital platform!  Veritas wind systems is a great wind company to support.

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    Charles Neidenbach 4/01/2021 11:51 AM
    Have you heard about Ecosia?  The search engine equivalent of Google but they plant trees for every search!  Check them out!  https://www.ecosia.org/

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    Charles Neidenbach 3/31/2021 2:11 PM
    Let's do this team!!  Thank you all so much for signing up to join!! I can't wait to see all of the exciting collaboration, impact, and action that comes from this team!