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Geno Persico

WSP USA West Region

"My mission is to learn more about how I can live a more sustainable life and also act on it. Another goal is take what I learn and do and teach friends and family to do the same. "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.""

Points Total

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  • 1,384 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2,960
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    8.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2,960
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    spent learning

Geno's Actions

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

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

[WSP Custom Action] Create an Electrification and Clean Energy Plan

I will sign up with YellowTin to develop a personal electrification and clean energy roadmap.

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

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 The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 60 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 130 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

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

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs

I will watch this 30 minute free course through the UN Global Compact Academy to learn more about the SDGs and how to take action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

[WSP Custom Action] Learn about Water Conservation and Equity

I will read the article "Improving Water Conservation Through an Equity Lens" on WSP Insights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Clean Up Trash

I pledge to get out once a week and clean up trash around my residence. The goal is to encourage others to follow suit, but also to promote a healthier and cleaner environment free of waste. Also, to recycle material picked up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Riding a bike or walking to and from work/school

To help reduce carbon emissions, I will set a goal of riding my bike to work 2-4 times a week. I choose this to help the environment, reduce greenhouse emissions, and get a nice workout in riding to work:)

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 30 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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.

Completed
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

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Geno Persico's avatar
    Geno Persico 4/30/2022 11:28 AM
    I plan to continue on with my daily actions throughout the year, and take the knowledge I've learned from "one-time actions" and teach others about them!

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    Geno Persico 4/28/2022 5:52 PM
    Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying earth month!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities [WSP Custom Action] Create an Electrification and Clean Energy Plan
    How can you incorporate electricity-based solutions in your daily life?

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    Geno Persico 4/25/2022 7:40 AM
    By using less gas-based appliances and more electricity-based. Although I live in an apartment, my goal is to install solar panels on my roof when I own a home.

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    Geno Persico 4/25/2022 7:39 AM
    A month ecochallenge should be extended to be every month of the year! Just like everyday should be Earth day - we as a society need to strive to work on having more sustainable lifestyles for the environment and our well-being.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Geno Persico 4/21/2022 10:13 AM
    By getting people to go out and clean up trash. From there, you can start to grow and provide much needed sustainability lessons to people who are unsure of it and the benefits it provides. Cleaning up trash will educate those the issue with litter and the growing micro-plastics issue as well as give them the ability to see nature and why it's important to keep it clean!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Geno Persico 4/21/2022 10:10 AM
    Education - providing education to all is crucial in order for our society to prosper. But adding to that, providing education on sustainability and introducing young learners to these concepts will plant a seed in their young and creative brains to create answers to future questions.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Geno Persico 4/21/2022 10:08 AM
    Sustainability and reliable energy. It's important to have ubiquitous energy to ensure all systems are running, but promoting and switching to clean and renewable energy can ensure the former but also reduce the carbon footprint.
  • 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?

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    Geno Persico 4/21/2022 10:06 AM
    It eye-opening to think about the finer details of preparing and be ready for an event to happen. It's important to cover the basics and know what your moving parts should be if you need to set your plan into motion.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Geno Persico 4/21/2022 10:03 AM
    A linking factor between this group is water. It is important that we manage and protect our hydrologic cycle. The hydrologic cycle is referred to as the bloodstream of the Earth. Rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans are connected through it. Within these and other bodies of water are vast and unique ecosystems that promote motion and sustainability.

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    Geno Persico 4/21/2022 8:39 AM
    Earth Day is tomorrow - who has big plans?? :)