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Megan Slagel

Comerica Michigan Green Team

"I am working to create a sustainable world by advocacy!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 592 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    14
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    253
    minutes
    spent learning

Megan's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 15 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 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
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 20 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

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

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 25 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share it with others on my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 1 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 10 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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

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

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 20 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Participate in Comerica's Master of Sustainability Awareness Program

I will sign up for Comerica's Master of Sustainability Awareness Program and will work on my MSA Seedling level certification (or higher certifications for existing MSA participants).

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by water insecurity in your region? How are they affected? How are you impacted by water insecurity?

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    Megan Slagel 4/27/2022 7:36 AM
    The individuals most affected by water insecurity in my region are those the live in poverty. These individuals face the difficulty in affording to keep their water on, otherwise they may face a shut-off from the city. I am very grateful to have had the privilege in my life to always have running water. However, I worked with children in low-income households for many years, and witnessed what water inequity can do to their mental health. All people deserve the right to access clean water, as many in Flint did not have the right to for many years. Each of these instances contribute to the water justice movement, and I encourage everyone to continue learning about the movement.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities
    Why is it important to honor native and indigenous peoples and cultures? What have you learned that is important to you? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous group, how does your community practice sustainability?

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    Megan Slagel 4/27/2022 7:32 AM
    The mass genocide of indigenous tribes in the U.S., the erasure of indigenous history in U.S. public schools, and the continuing pillage and harm done to indigenous individuals and reservations should be the motivator to honor, respect, and learn about indigenous peoples in the U.S.. The most I have learned regarding indigenous communities has been outside of education (where I learned virtually nothing). One of my close friends is an indigenous person, and I have learned so much from their family about indigenous peoples. I also volunteered for a non-profit in Colorado, inputting data from a survey taken by indigenous individuals on a reservation in Colorado. Learning about the culture of indigenous peoples has further motivated me into advocacy for underrepresented communities.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    Megan Slagel 4/27/2022 7:22 AM
    Food equity is at the head of the food waste justice movement. There is an abundance of food waste every day from wealthy communities, whether it is residential, or through waste from restaurants. Meanwhile, there are millions of individuals living in poverty in the U.S. that, at times, have to choose between keeping their lights on at home, or eating. A portion of those living in poverty also experience homelessness, and may not often have a warm meal. Balancing the accessibility to food, a basic human need, can prevent the expiration and disposal of food. Overall, this would reduce waste in landfills and decrease the demand for certain foods, resulting in a more sustainable future.

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    Megan Slagel 4/27/2022 4:42 AM
    This past Saturday, April 23rd, I had to opportunity to participate in a climate justice rally in Royal Oak! It was organized by multiple organizations in Oakland County, most notable Turn Oakland County Green. It was thrilling to see so many people march together and advocate for a cleaner, more sustainable planet. 

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    Megan Slagel 4/22/2022 12:07 PM
    Today I brought my lunch into the office with a Stasher (reusable sandwich bag) and I am continuing to choose dairy-free and meat-free meals and snacks for the conservation of water.

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    Megan Slagel 4/22/2022 5:08 AM
    Happy Earth Day! This weekend I will be spending time outside, volunteering, and cleaning up the trash around my apartment.