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Linh Vuu

Seattle Market

"Being passionate in what I do so that everyday is a new adventure! "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 616 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,575
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning

Linh's Actions

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 60 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 22
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

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 24
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

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

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  • Linh Vuu's avatar
    Linh Vuu 4/30/2022 12:48 PM
    Through this challenge and the weekly chats, I've learned so many new ways to improve how I behave, consume, and interact with my environment. It was so much fun meeting other people with likeminded ideals! 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    Linh Vuu 4/14/2022 9:41 AM
    I am moving to Seattle from Austin and having fun exploring different neighborhoods as I figure out where I want to live -- currently just bunking with parents. I also don't exercise much so the 60 minutes of outdoor walking per day is the only way I can stay (somewhat) healthy. It is so much easier and pleasant to walk in Seattle because there is more accessible greenery and areas with less cars versus Austin (and TX in general) is just a bunch of freeways with cars driving 80+mph. 
  • 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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    Linh Vuu 4/14/2022 9:38 AM
    I already don't purchase a lot because I am trying to spend less money on "items" and more on "experiences" since I think it will provide me with  longer-lasting good memories. And for the furniture in our home, most of our furniture is from buy-nothing groups. Next steps, I still want to cut down on how much I spend on clothes/shoes shopping and takeout -- most of these purchases are influenced by social media and I need to stop myself from being susceptible to marketing tactics! 

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    Linh Vuu 4/12/2022 11:51 AM
    It's going generally well with my sustainable development goals so far. I'm being much more mindful about how much water I consume and how much plastic is used in packaging for groceries & every-day use items. Growing up in a low-income immigrant household, my family has always been mindful about the cost of resources and there is always a sense of appreciation for the "first-world" luxuries. Skip to today where I am in a more financially stable position, I find the need to remind myself to be empathetic towards communities that aren't able to experience the same standard of living I have now. And I am also reminding myself that SDG is fully comprehensive of how our society deals with systemic issues that impact the health of our environment and economy, and I should feel more empowered to find ways to help making sustainability attainable to all members of our community! 

    • Brooke Rolph's avatar
      Brooke Rolph 4/13/2022 12:36 PM
      This is something I have thought about a lot. I would love to hear some of your thoughts at our review chat tomorrow. Often setting up and participating in sustainability is expensive. 
  • 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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    Linh Vuu 4/07/2022 8:44 AM
    I get plastic bags from supermarket/takeout if I forget to bring a tote... but they get reused as "tote" bags for shopping in future and/or trash bags