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Kieran Wade

LGBTQ+ ARG

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 632 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    420
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    715
    minutes
    spent learning

Kieran's Actions

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 60 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

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

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 45 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 30 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

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

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY 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 21
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 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

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Kieran Wade 4/13/2022 6:57 AM
    When an individual feels like their situation isn't equitable, they struggle. When an individual struggles, society struggles. Your garden can't thrive if a large percentage of the flowers in it aren't blooming their best.
  • 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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    Kieran Wade 4/08/2022 12:49 PM
    I've vastly decreased the amount of plastic wrap that we use by investing in some beeswax cloth. Still working on that bad habit with grocery bags, however.
  • 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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    Kieran Wade 4/08/2022 12:48 PM
    Practicing mindfulness isn't new for me, but this Earth Month challenge has helped me get a routine going that I hope to keep up for the rest of the year!

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    Kieran Wade 4/01/2022 6:26 AM
    Alright team!!! Cannot wait to see the progress we make this month :) This ecochallenge should help me focus on some goals I've had and hopefully accelerate some of them. Good luck, all!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Kieran Wade 4/01/2022 6:23 AM
    Love me those pollinators. I have a special soft spot for bees and for ladybugs. Plenty of bees visit my garden, not as many ladybugs (but seeing them more and more frequently as I add plants they might like).
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Kieran Wade 4/01/2022 6:22 AM
    Love mulching. I've also been spending a lot of time trying to improve the soil quality here... It's so very, VERY sandy. I've been adding organic matter and working on composting. Mixing in what I can to help the ground drain better and more evenly while also retaining enough moisture to keep the garden from needing to be watered as often.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

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    Kieran Wade 4/01/2022 6:19 AM
    It's easy for me to see and understand different perspectives, and hard for me to keep my answers brief LOL all about that detail.
  • 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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    Kieran Wade 4/01/2022 6:18 AM
    First, I need to consistently keep my showers brief :) I typically take 7ish minute showers, so it's not that hard, but I want to turn this into a habit. Then...I'm thinking of looking into and saving up for some graywater recycling for the house.
  • 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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    Kieran Wade 4/01/2022 6:16 AM
    I have recently invested in a rain barrel. I want to properly set up irrigation to my garden so that it's more automated, and plan to buy another barrel as soon as that is done!