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Rita Poon

WSP USA West Region

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,330 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,055
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1,580
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent learning

Rita's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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

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

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!

Do you know what it will take to reach net-zero? Do you know which technologies and innovations are needed to keep warming below 2°C or 1.5°C? Take five minutes to see if your ideas on investments can get us to net zero!

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP custom action] Embodied Carbon Action Plan

WSP has signed the Structural Engineering Institute 2050 Commitment (SE 2050) to reduce embodied carbon in structural systems. Read WSP's newly published embodied carbon action plan (ECAP).

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 30 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

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

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 15 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 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

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    Rita Poon 4/29/2022 9:31 PM
    Go Team WSP!  We've got one more day to go!  It's been so much fun being part of this team!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Rita Poon 4/29/2022 9:27 PM
    It's been years since I've been to Muir Woods.  I can't wait to see the redwood trees and hike some of the trails.

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    Rita Poon 4/29/2022 9:19 PM
    Before heading home the other day, I decided to walk around the garden at Salesforce Tower and so glad I took some time out for me!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Rita Poon 4/29/2022 9:12 PM
    Since I've been working from home, I find my work days are longer.  After I log off now, I leave the house to take a walk.  It's my mental break before I have to start dinner and do other things.  It's important for all of us to take care of ourselves.
  • 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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    Rita Poon 4/27/2022 5:03 PM
    It's important because they help many flowering plants produce their seeds.  My favorite are butterflies. 
  • 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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    Rita Poon 4/27/2022 4:52 PM
    When purchasing produce at the grocery store, we would use the store provided plastic bags.  Now we bring our reusable mesh produce bags and use those instead. 
  • 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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    Rita Poon 4/25/2022 10:37 AM
    The nonnative plants that thrive in the parks, such as Monterey Pine and English Ivy can directly threaten habitat for the federally endangered mission blue and San Bruno elfin butterflies.  Appreciate all the volunteers and staff that keep these invasive plant populations under control!

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    Rita Poon 4/23/2022 10:18 PM
    We also saw these beautiful flowers.

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    Rita Poon 4/23/2022 10:12 PM
    Our family took a walk along the Burlingame public shore and watched the airplanes landing at SFO.

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    Rita Poon 4/20/2022 5:16 PM
    So glad I was able to attend the Bridges to Prosperity: Kagarama Trailbridge (Rwanda) presentation today.  It was a great presentation and appreciate all those who volunteered for this project.  Kudos to presenter Patrick Rizk who did a great job!  :)