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Marissa Tompkins

The Bumblebee Alliance

"I am striving to live a zero waste lifestyle"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,352 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    62
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    980
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    560
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    980
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    980
    minutes
    spent learning

Marissa's Actions

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 28
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

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

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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

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

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

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

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

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 27
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

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 26
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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/25/2022 7:38 AM
    My Earth Day extended into my weekend - I spent Friday enjoying nature (even though I was working!). Saturday I spent volunteering at the Earth Day event in town. I was out in the sunshine for 4 hours and then went home and planted my garden! It was a perfect day. Sunday I spent with friends and then back out finishing up garden planting. I capped the day with some delicious Impossible spicy sausage.

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/22/2022 11:56 AM
    Happy Earth Day!!! This is what I have been looking forward to all month! I am in a separate challenge and we are working to upcycle 3 items today! I've also hugged a tree and used a completely plastic-free shower & face care routine this morning! I cannot wait to see what else today brings.

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/12/2022 8:27 AM
    I cannot believe that we are almost halfway through Earth Month!! I have learned so much this month about my choices, my actions, and how I can better support the earth! On top of the eco challenge options, I am also partaking in an online challenge through instagram and I am so happy to have made even a small difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/08/2022 7:15 AM
    These SDG's made me incredibly sad - I want to be able to help everyone affected. But, having compassion for other people on Earth can lead to action. I hope that other people read through these and see that women, children, and the people from poor countries need our help. I want to see ways to participate and make a difference on these rather than just the statistics.
  • 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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    Marissa Tompkins 4/07/2022 12:40 PM
    I'm volunteering with my city's Earth Day campaign & fundraising event on April 23rd! I will be a "rubbish wrangler" but it's going to be such a fun away to get involved and ensure the success of the event. I also love to volunteer with the River Compact to clean up trash along the river banks!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/07/2022 12:38 PM
    I've planned a mini-staycation. We will be staying home in Nashville, but experiencing the city. There's so much to do here that I just haven't done yet! I even found a walking tour to learn about the ghosts of the city. Plus a walk through a plantation home where we can bring our own picnic lunch!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women and girl's equitable participation or representation in your community? Do you experience these barriers?

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/07/2022 7:32 AM
    This was so impactful. I live in the South (American South) and I have seen more struggles in the workplace here than anywhere else. Women are afraid to speak up because of the inherent "male-centric" view here. I don't know if it is because of the old-school ideals/traditions, but I have personally felt oppressed in my roles in my corporate jobs since moving here. I have had a few other women say the same thing after I mention it, but never before. Almost as if they are ashamed to voice these feelings or to rock the boat. As women, we need to stand together and stand up for our voices.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/06/2022 12:19 PM
    These were all very interconnected! Without a safe, sustainable, and resilient place to live kids cannot go to school. Without schooling, people are less likely to grow into a successful career.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Marissa Tompkins 4/06/2022 12:15 PM
    I got to learn a bit about transportation and renewable energy. We need to rely more on renewable energy plus we need more options for public transportation instead of individualized single transport.
  • 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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    Marissa Tompkins 4/05/2022 7:37 AM
    I can't wait to begin using the morningstar sustainability rating on all of my current investments! I would love to invest more and see what else I can do to invest ethically and sustainably!