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Zach Slusser

Susquehanna University Students

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 607 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    623
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    420
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    623
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    552
    minutes
    spent learning

Zach's 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

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 15 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 15 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

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 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 3 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 25 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 15 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 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 20 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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 21
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

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

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

Feed

  • 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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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 8:44 PM
    I could try to emphasis recycling initiatives on campus to my friends, and try to adhere better to them myself. We have lots of good systems in place, but drawing more attention to them might increase their effectiveness.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:34 PM
    Central PA is still heavily reliant on fuels like natural gas and coal, neither of which are renewable.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:28 PM
    One way I'll reduce my carbon footprint is by making sure I'm not using an excessive amount of electricity if I don't need to. One way that I am currently reducing my carbon footprint is by making sure that I either minimize the amount of travel I do by car or try to carpool when I need to go out.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:26 PM
    I can invest in companies with stronger corporate social responsibility initiatives and inform other like-minded people about companies with high CSR to increase positive impacts and then devest in companies that don't show strong commitments to those values.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:18 PM
    Some of the risks include: temperature increases, heat waves, landslides, and flooding.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:11 PM
    I would love to be able to use induction cooking, it seems far more efficient and easier to maintain than other more widely used cooking surfaces. I haven't ever used one though.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:10 PM
    One very important thing that I learned is that landlords can't just evict renters at any time for any reason.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:09 PM
    I will be more aware of when I leave the faucet on while I do dishes and make sure that I'm not using more than I reasonably need to. One thing I've been already doing is working on cutting down the length of my showers.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:07 PM
    I think it really just helped me center myself well. I struggle with anxiety and being present sometimes, and this was a good way of bringing myself back to the here and now.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 6:43 PM
    Practicing a work-life balance creates a more sustainable life for me because it provides me with the energy to think more intently about other aspects of how I live, which can allow me to really focus on living more sustainably. I think that a better work-life balance for everyone could cause people to have similarly fewer time constraints, which will in turn allow them to think more about how they live and then make adjustments as needed from there. I think that current work culture forces us to live at a pace and at a means that is focused around just getting ourselves through the day, and by allowing ourselves a better balance, we can start to prioritize other aspects of life as well.