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Michael Schurr

Don't Be Trashy

"To do my part as a steward for our planet!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,049 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    63
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    221
    minutes
    spent learning

Michael's Actions

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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 30
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 10 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 10 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/12/2022 8:12 AM
    Ensure healthy lives while reducing inequalities within cities 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/06/2022 8:07 AM
    It aims to provide the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to address sustainable development challenges.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/04/2022 9:00 AM
    To reduce inequalities and provide quality education
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/02/2022 7:37 PM
    Ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/02/2022 7:31 PM
    SDG Basic needs are provision of nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, health services, education services, and human security services. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/02/2022 7:29 PM
    Upper Bronx River Watershed, there are multiple reservoirs in our watershed.
  • 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?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/01/2022 2:07 PM
    I am ordering less from Amazon and purchasing more local.
  • 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?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/01/2022 2:06 PM
    Ziplock bags, reusable plastic container.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Michael Schurr 4/01/2022 2:05 PM
    I made a roasted cauliflower curry over basmati rice, fantastic!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

    Michael Schurr's avatar
    Michael Schurr 4/01/2022 7:58 AM
    We compost and mix with our soil, mulch, and have spread wildflower seeds over a portion of our yard.