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Katrin Werlen

Arch Re Europe

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 906 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3,570
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    520
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3,570
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning

Katrin's 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

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.

Uncompleted
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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

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

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

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
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Katrin Werlen 4/27/2022 5:58 AM
    We have our own little wild bees at home. They are of course my favorites. They are solitary bees and they don‘t sting.
    I love to watch them, when they are busy collecting food for their „babies“.
    Of course I try to keep all those important plants on my balcony so they don‘t habe to fly too far.
  • 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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    Katrin Werlen 4/21/2022 8:11 AM
    we visited the western part of Switzerland. it is only 2 hours drive from our home but it feels like abroad (they speak french, so obviously already the language makes you feel in a different place).
    We had a wonderful time there and although we only spent a weekend there it felt like a long holiday (without the hassle of flying or driving for hours :-))
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

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    Katrin Werlen 4/21/2022 8:03 AM
    many invasive species are brought in through our gardens. They look nice, have nice flowers, but they are mostly useless for the local bees and they push away local species. 
    the question of course when you call it an invasive species as many species have been introduces hundreds of years ago, so are they still called invasive?
    Interesting to read that the Quagga shell came in via boats and is now a problem in our waters. 
  • 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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    Katrin Werlen 4/21/2022 7:41 AM
    The measurement of the impact remains a challenge. Also in a traditional investment set-up you need an exit possibility if things don't go the way you think, however if you want to have an impact this is a lot about long term commitment and often investor don't want to stay in for that long, so there has to be a balance between the two to be successful.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Katrin Werlen 4/21/2022 6:39 AM
    it shows again that it is worth to buy locally and know your producer. 
  • 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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    Katrin Werlen 4/19/2022 12:25 AM
    most of my water footprint is actually composed of "grey" water, so not water I directly use but is used to i.e. produce the food I eat. 
    Less meat, local, and seasonal is also important when it comes to water usage. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Katrin Werlen 4/14/2022 2:50 AM
    Just imagine our kids don't know anymore how fresh cut grass smells, how the birds sing in the mornings, how a wonderful it is to enter your warm house and drink a hot chocolate after you spent time outside in the snow...
    If you don't appreciate your surroundings and nature around you, you stop caring for it.
    I love spending time outside. Having a dog means you are outside every day, no matter what the weather is. I never feel forced to go outside, and I always have wonderful experiences outside (watching a fox or deer in the early mornings, enjoying beautiful sunsets or just breathing the fresh air)
    Give every day the chance to be the best day of your life!

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    Katrin Werlen 3/28/2022 1:17 AM
    Happy Monday to all of you! Thanks for being part of the Team!