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Thomas Saad

Cleveland Clinic Sustainability

""We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." And grandchildren!"

Points Total

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  • 1,673 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,385
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    11
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2,725
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,357
    minutes
    spent learning

Thomas's 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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

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

Completed
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

Education & Livelihood

Grandkids Trash and Recycling Pick Up Day

Schedule a Grandkids Trash and Recycling Pick Up Day to clean up our neighborhood. Now that the snow has melted, trash, soda and beer cans and bottles have been discarded on the side of the road of wooded and field areas. This year we will need to bring a wagon or wheel barrel with containers to separate the trash from the recyclables. My Grandkids love to use their Reacher/Grabber tools!

Uncompleted
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

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

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 15 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 15 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

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

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

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 20 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 20 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Thomas Saad 5/02/2022 11:27 AM
    Throughout the month of April, I've become more aware of my surroundings and my impact on our planet.
    I've always been a recycler.  I reused the wine bottle below to root plant cuttings.  It's a great feeling! 
    #EME2022Story 

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    Thomas Saad 4/29/2022 10:13 AM

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    Thomas Saad 4/29/2022 5:50 AM
    I can't believe tomorrow is April 30th.  This month has flown by!  This Ecochallenge has been a fun learning experience!  I know working together, each and every one of us has and will continue to make a positive change to better tomorrow's world!
    Thank you!
  • 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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    Thomas Saad 4/28/2022 12:56 PM
    Promote Public Health and a Clean and Safe Environment.  Set an example for younger generations!

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    Thomas Saad 4/28/2022 4:39 AM
    One of my neighbors was visiting my yard yesterday evening :)

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    Thomas Saad 4/28/2022 4:35 AM
    I found the Earth Month Ecochallenge made me more aware of beauty of nature around me and the changes I can make to minimize my impact.

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    Thomas Saad 4/27/2022 5:52 AM

    And use a biodegradable cleaner ;)

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    Thomas Saad 4/26/2022 4:39 PM
    April showers bring May flowers :)  Everything is beginning to bloom.