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Kim Nelson

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,473 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    121
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2,040
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,040
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,115
    minutes
    spent learning

Kim's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

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

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

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

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY 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

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 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG #8 Work & Economy

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily rest during work days to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/28/2022 9:14 AM
    We didn't know that blackberries are such an invasive (though tasty) species until we moved here!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/28/2022 9:13 AM
    We were able to keep our crocosmias alive over the winter and can't wait until it begins to flower and the hummingbirds return!  :)


    • Marci Rau's avatar
      Marci Rau 4/29/2022 2:18 PM
      How in the world did you keep it alive over the winter?!  Hummingbirds are also a favorite of mine.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/26/2022 2:22 PM
    Talking through a plan and starting to put supplies, etc. together is actually pretty comforting!
  • 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?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/21/2022 8:30 PM
    We're installing a rain barrel.  :)
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/18/2022 6:56 PM
    I hemmed my own dress for an upcoming wedding (not mine!).  :)
  • 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?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/18/2022 6:55 PM
    Interesting that most of our energy comes from hydro...though many would say that it's greenwash given that rivers have to be dammed and it ruins ecosystems along the route.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/08/2022 3:59 PM
    Covid silver lining: I have bad allergies and no one bats an eye now as I walk around outside with a mask on.  :)
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/07/2022 2:10 PM
    We're considering not only getting rid of our gas and moving to induction, but also in using an electric countertop oven that's not only greener (no gas), but also way more efficient than our gas stove.  They're smaller and smarter than our gas stove, basically.  
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the clean energy shift?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/07/2022 2:08 PM
    For the price of a cup of coffee/month, we can "offset" our energy through Clark PUD's Green Lights program that supports green energy education programs.  :)
  • 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?

    Kim Nelson's avatar
    Kim Nelson 4/02/2022 2:39 PM
    Brian and I compete to take the fastest shower - he's got me beat...but he used to have to take 1-minute showers when he had to in the Army during training!