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Julie Sinistore

WSP USA West Region

"My mission with the Ecochallenge is to inspire and support others by sharing knowledge and experience and yummy vegan recipes"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    90
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    32
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,348
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    765
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,348
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,047
    minutes
    spent learning

Julie's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Plant a rain garden

I will plant a rain garden in my front yard

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 15 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 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

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs

I will watch this 30 minute free course through the UN Global Compact Academy to learn more about the SDGs and how to take action.

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

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

[WSP Custom Action] Participate in a Vedge Pledge

I will pledge to go vegetarian or vegan for a week with support from Julie Sinistore for this week with resources. The goal of this action is to reduce the environmental and social impacts of food choices and gain awareness about these impacts. If you would like to participate, please email julie.sinistore@wsp.com The pledge will run the week of April 25th and will feature a presentation by Julie about the environmental and social impacts of food on April 27th, at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Participate in a Vedge Pledge

Pledge to eat plant based meals for a week

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

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

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

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.

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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

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 10 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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

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

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 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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    Julie Sinistore 4/30/2022 5:11 PM
    Congratulations everyone on an amazing challenge!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/30/2022 5:11 PM

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    Julie Sinistore 4/29/2022 6:54 AM
    Today is the second to last day of the vedge pledge. We had 36 participants and over 100 tuned in to my presentation on the environmental, social and health impacts of food choices. Drawdown still lists food based choices are food waste and choosing plant-based foods as the top methods for reducing GHG emissions. These are choices people can make every day that make a difference. 

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    Julie Sinistore 4/28/2022 9:31 AM
    I'm really proud of WSP for all of the participation in this year's challenge. Go team!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/28/2022 6:56 AM
    So far the challenge has been really good. Every year it's a good reminder to set up time to plant tress or take a tour of a local sustainable place or give a talk

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    Julie Sinistore 4/28/2022 6:53 AM
    Yesterday, for the vedge pledge, I gave a presentation on the environmental, health and social impact of food choices and it was really invigorating! I got some very positive feedback about the presentation and the pledge!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/27/2022 6:57 AM
    Getting outside early in the morning for a run to appreciate the fallen petals that look like pink snow!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/27/2022 6:56 AM
    Getting outside early in the morning for a run to appreciate the fallen petals that look like pink snow!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/26/2022 6:54 AM
    Yesterday was day 1 of the vegde pledge where I talked about the environmental sustainability of veg eating from reducing you carbon, water and land impact to the lessening of environmental racism. Chec out The Food Empoerment Project!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/26/2022 6:53 AM
    Day  2 of the vedge  pledge and I'm talking about dining out and carry out today. So many restaurants have vegan options now from tofu to vegan fried chicken! Happycow.net can help yoy find veg options wherever you are!