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Dawn Riziti

Women of Color ARG - Office Depot Inc.

"I'm here to be kind to Mother Earth and all that it inhabits!"

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  • up to
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Dawn's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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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

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

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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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.

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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.

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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

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 20 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 30 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

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One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Support A Renters Bills of Rights

SDG #1 No Poverty

Of nearly 44 million U.S. renter households in 2019, more than 45% paid rent equal to 30% or more of their gross household income. I will spend 30 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 10 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 5 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Share My Positive Actions With My Community

SDG #4 Education

Each day, I will make my sustainable actions visible through a lawn sign, bumper sticker, pin, t-shirt, social media or other ways.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 29
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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

    Dawn Riziti's avatar
    Dawn Riziti 4/12/2022 7:35 AM
    I learned at least seven eco-friendly landscaping techniques, including: 
    Leaving grass clippings on the lawn
    Harvesting rainwater to irrigate plants
    Recycling yard waste
    Selecting native plants
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

    Dawn Riziti's avatar
    Dawn Riziti 4/11/2022 11:46 AM
    Use this site to find out where you can safely dispose of your pharmaceuticals: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/disposal-unused-medicines-what-you-should-know/drug-disposal-drug-take-back-locations
  • 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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    Dawn Riziti 4/11/2022 11:44 AM
    There are several ways to do it with the goal of maintaining work-life balance: Make a list of what you need to accomplish each day. Prioritize your tasks. Decide how much time needs to be spent on each task to do it well, and try to stick within the time limit.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn More and Talk to My Friends
    What was something you learned from your friends during Earth Month?

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    Dawn Riziti 4/11/2022 11:39 AM
    I learned about recycling options in my local area.
  • 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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    Dawn Riziti 4/11/2022 11:38 AM
    Dying your black clothing is an easy fix to avoid needing to replace them. It makes them look brand new and you can use eco-friendly dyes. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Dawn Riziti 4/11/2022 11:36 AM
    I purchased energy-saving light bulbs and chose appliances with a high energy star rating, making my home more eco-friendly.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Share My Positive Actions With My Community
    What was the most fun or joyful way you have seen others share their positive sustainability actions and habits?

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    Dawn Riziti 4/07/2022 1:20 PM
    I like everyone's updates on healthy habits.

  • 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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    Dawn Riziti 4/07/2022 8:52 AM
    I did some research on Ready-dot-Gov.

    Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family, friends or household to start your emergency plan.

    https://www.ready.gov/plan
  • 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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    Dawn Riziti 4/05/2022 9:18 AM
    Absolutely! 

    When you cook, you are not only requiring energy from the appliance you are using – such as the cooktop – but you are also using additional energy from others, such as your air conditioner. If you often find yourself in the kitchen cooking, you will notice that your kitchen seems to get a bit hot and steamy. This can happen despite the range hood or another ventilation system. By cooking in a manner that doesn’t cause extra heat, you are reducing the amount of energy required to cool the kitchen back down.

    That’s not all.

    Induction cooktops are more energy efficient than other stove top choices for another reason. They simply require less time to cook because you are heating the pan directly, rather than heating a burner and then the pot. And, of course, the less time you spend using your appliance, the less energy you will be using. So, it’s a win-win.

  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

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    Dawn Riziti 4/05/2022 9:15 AM
    Growing my own organic herbs so I can stop wasting produce that I buy from the supermarket.