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April 1 - April 30, 2021
Samantha Wirkus's avatar

Samantha Wirkus

BAP Rochester

"Commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable improvements one SASling at a time."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 485 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    585
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Samantha's Actions

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 1 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Samantha Wirkus's avatar
    Samantha Wirkus 4/19/2021 9:30 AM
    I already recycle at both my home and at work but I would like to practice better creative reuse and repurpose rather than tossing items out into trash or recycling.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Samantha Wirkus's avatar
    Samantha Wirkus 4/19/2021 9:29 AM
    I want to prioritize travelling to explore new places, learn about different cultures, and gain better perspective of my surroundings vs other's.