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Amber Schmick

PCC Environmental Sociology and Social Change

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 881 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    910
    minutes
    spent learning

Amber's Actions

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 60 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 45 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

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

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

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 45 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 45 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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 60 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks 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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Amber Schmick's avatar
    Amber Schmick 4/24/2022 7:49 PM
    A couple of items I use that are in a plastic bottle are my shampoo and conditioner. I've replaced both with shampoo and conditioner bars. There is zero plastic used in its packaging. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

    Amber Schmick's avatar
    Amber Schmick 4/08/2022 4:19 PM
    I didn't find any of the produce surprising on the list; just a little sad to see some of my favorites. I plan to use this list to shop smarter and help inspire what to plant in my garden. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    Amber Schmick's avatar
    Amber Schmick 4/08/2022 4:08 PM
    The following things I plan to add to my water conservation habits are installing a water-saving showerhead in my shower and turning off the water when I shave.