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Carrie Steyer

Slalom Chicago 🌿

"Create better tomorrow's for all."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 672 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Carrie's Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 2 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY 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

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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

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

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

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Volunteer
    What was one of your most memorable volunteer experiences, and why? What would you like to volunteer for next, and why?

    Carrie Steyer's avatar
    Carrie Steyer 4/30/2022 8:47 AM
    Always meaningful to give my time to others.
  • 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?

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    Carrie Steyer 4/30/2022 8:47 AM
    This was not as difficult as it seemed...taking a few minutes to research helped inform my purchasing decisions.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn More and Talk to My Friends
    What was something you learned from your friends during Earth Month?

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    Carrie Steyer 4/30/2022 8:46 AM
    In talking with others this past month, I have been curious ans learned so much!
  • 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?

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    Carrie Steyer 4/15/2022 8:15 PM
    This is not that hard of a change that had a large effect.  
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

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    Carrie Steyer 4/15/2022 5:50 AM
    My mom taught me this from a very young age.  Thanks Mom!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the clean energy shift?

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    Carrie Steyer 4/15/2022 5:50 AM
    I love my solar panels...they do so much good!
  • 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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    Carrie Steyer 4/15/2022 5:49 AM
    I learned a lot...and this will help me be more aware of my choices..
  • 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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    Carrie Steyer 4/15/2022 5:46 AM
    Inger helps me make sure this happens.
  • 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?

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    Carrie Steyer 4/15/2022 5:44 AM
    This gives me more time and saves water...I love it!