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April Vann

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

"To strengthen what I already know, learn more on topics I don't know and to decrease my carbon foot print. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 735 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent outdoors

April 's Actions

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 20 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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 19
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.

Uncompleted
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    April  Vann's avatar
    April Vann 4/01/2022 2:07 PM
    People lose their social skills. 
  • 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?

    April  Vann's avatar
    April Vann 4/01/2022 2:06 PM
    Because I take time to walk and stretch a lot through out the day,  I use less electricity and buy less goods so I waste less.  This is because my stress levels are lower I don't impulse buy and I think about what I truly need and don't need. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options
    What was the tastiest sustainable seafood meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

    April  Vann's avatar
    April Vann 4/01/2022 2:02 PM
    It was a poke bowl with ahi tuna, yuzu ponzu, jasmine rice, green onion, miso mayo, roasted pineapple, seaweed, pickled ginger, avocado, radish, sunomono cucumber, crispy onions, sesame, and cilantro.   IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!!! 

    • Michelle Gisby's avatar
      Michelle Gisby 4/01/2022 4:19 PM
      That sounds amazing! Did you make that, or pick it up somewhere locally? 

  • April  Vann's avatar
    April Vann 3/28/2022 8:28 AM
    I am excited to be apart of this team.  I was off last week, so I will get my profile picture uploaded today. 

    • Michelle Gisby's avatar
      Michelle Gisby 3/29/2022 3:09 PM
      Right on, April! Thanks!

    • Brian Nelson's avatar
      Brian Nelson 3/28/2022 10:30 AM
      Nice work.  It'll give you points for your wallpaper and even if you put a short statement on there (5 points each).  :)