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Liz Winteridge

UK Environmental Sustainability BRG

"I want to do better"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 917 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    915
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    440
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    915
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent learning

Liz's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

I will take the time to turn off devices when not in use (including wifi, kettle etc)

Switching devices off will help reduce power consumption overall. It will also reduce ware on devices therefore reducing future e-waste.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Opt to substitute at least 1 product with a ethical and environmentally friendly alternative

The goal for this action is to encourage us to try and utilise more environmentally friendly and ethical products within our daily habits. Examples include bamboo toilet paper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Kettle water usage

I will actively only fill my kettle to the level required for the drink(s) required. to save on energy, water and time.

COMPLETED 20
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.

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

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 20
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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 22
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

Feed

  • 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?

    Liz Winteridge's avatar
    Liz Winteridge 4/01/2022 11:59 PM
    For me, I learnt about how to unfreeze produce without losing nutrients, I normally do this but hadn’t realised those benefits. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Kettle water usage
    Has this been a big change for you, if so has it changed your habits?

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    Liz Winteridge 4/01/2022 11:57 PM
    It has not been a big change for me as I used to do this before 
  • 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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    Liz Winteridge 4/01/2022 11:55 PM
    Calming. I have practised mindfulness in the past, just don’t do it everyday. However, when I do it really does help me to unwind
  • 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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    Liz Winteridge 4/01/2022 11:53 PM
    Not leave the tap on when brushing my teeth, I remember sometimes

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    Liz Winteridge 4/01/2022 2:49 AM
    Just wanted to be better in this space