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Jack O'Connor

Deloitte Boston

"To become carbon negative!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 903 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    4.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    375
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    34
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    720
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    195
    minutes
    spent learning

Jack's 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

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

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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Uncompleted
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

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 25 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 60 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 60 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 60 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 45 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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
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

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 30 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 5
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

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/19/2022 8:51 AM
    It was an interesting experience to mend my own shoes. Normally, I would donate the old pair or have them relegated to my "yard work" shoes. After finding that the manufacturer sells new laces and insoles, I was able to clean, re-glue, and repair my own shoes. Saved money and material!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/13/2022 12:37 PM
    What surprised me the most in my energy audit was the amount of incandescent and CFL bulbs that I still have in my home. I am hoping to upgrade them (and the legacy stovetop) in the next year.
  • 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?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/13/2022 12:11 PM
    One invasive plant in the New England area is the berberis thunbergii, or Japanese Barberry. Dense areas of these plants crowd out other species, limiting habitat for native species to grow.
  • 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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    Jack O'Connor 4/12/2022 9:16 AM
    Protecting pollinators is imperative to healthy plant life. My personal favorite pollinators are butterflies.
  • 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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    Jack O'Connor 4/11/2022 1:49 PM
    Most of the energy in my region comes from natural gas. While I prefer this resource over coal, it is often extracted through fracking, a harmful process. Interestingly enough, biomass accounts for a large portion of the energy mix in my area. Again, this gives me mixed feelings. While I like that biomass is technically a renewable resource, it still involves combustion and emission. 
  • 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?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/11/2022 12:56 PM
    I have used an induction surface before. The speed at which it heats up and cools down are impressive. I can only think about the energy saved from traditional electric stovetops that take 3-4 minutes to heat up to cooking temperatures.  
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/11/2022 12:54 PM
    I found it interesting that leafy greens were treated more commonly with pesticides. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/11/2022 12:52 PM
    I can imagine that groupthink and hyper-connectivity would be implications of a screen-based society. The idea that we must have access to all of the most up-to-date information, immediately, and then be able to share our opinions with others is one that I see being developed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/06/2022 7:54 AM
    The best motivation for me to create sustainable habits is to look at the impact of said change. For example, I stated using bar shampoo to reduce plastic waste and haven't been purchasing as many bottles. This is a very tangible impact for me and reinforces my commitment. 
  • 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?

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    Jack O'Connor 4/06/2022 6:21 AM
    One way that I reduce water usage is by taking shorter showers and recycling as much of my waste as possible.