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Alex Pieschel

2022 Nat Sci Comp

"My goal is to become as sustainable as I can. The future depends on what we choose to do now, instead of Climate Change, let's make it "CLIMATE CHANCE!""

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Alex's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

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

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Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 3 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 100 minutes learning about gender diversity.

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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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 200 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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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

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

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    Alex Pieschel 4/18/2022 7:32 AM
    Often during a debate, instead of saying "you're wrong" or "that can't be true", I ask people to back up their claims with viable evidence. It is important to get all angles of the argument before rendering judgment. (unless you're arguing with a Flat-Earth person, there is *no* hope for that.)
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

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    Alex Pieschel 4/18/2022 7:24 AM
    I was conversing with my grandparents about a story in which, a 17-year-old girl was ejected from HER Prom night because a grown man was getting thirsty over her, and claimed: "she was arousing impure thoughts." This, for obvious reasons, was not fair and presented an opportunity to openly discuss feminism and sexual assault.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Alex Pieschel 4/18/2022 7:17 AM
    I already knew about the Gender Spectrum. But it is an incredible pleasure to be aware and active with accepting people who are just trying to be the person they are meant to be. I still have a lot to learn, but I hope to continue to present myself as friendly and supportive.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

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    Alex Pieschel 4/13/2022 10:19 AM
    SUBWAY:
    I only go once in a while, and I savor it enough to eat my sandwich and anything else I buy without any of it going to waste.
  • 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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    Alex Pieschel 4/13/2022 10:02 AM
    The Purple Loosestrife takes over wetlands and blocks other plants' access to sunlight and water because it grows so incredibly thick. The only way to permanently get rid of them is by uprooting them and burning the seeds.

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    Alex Pieschel 4/11/2022 7:22 AM
    I met with the Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers over the weekend. He answered my questions regarding what the state government is currently doing, and plans on doing to slow climate change here. He regarded everyone there, including myself, and praised me for my activism. He wished to see my Climate Change report once it has been graded and handed back. It was one of the most progressive moments in my life, and I hope to work with him again in the future and continue to advocate for Climate Activism.
  • 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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    Alex Pieschel 4/07/2022 10:07 AM
    I will do my best to eliminate plastics from my life and begin to reuse what I can. Instead of Tupperware, I will store my herbs and spices inside glass jars. I will also buy products as biodegradables if I can.

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      Jenny Loehr 4/07/2022 12:02 PM
      Tupperware is a good option too. That is not a single use plastic as it can be washed and reused many times.