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Lisa Woodward

WSP USA West Region

"Use knowledge from this month to change habits for the future. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 730 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,535
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    340
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    50
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1,535
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning

Lisa's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

[WSP Custom Action] Participate in a Vedge Pledge

I will pledge to go vegetarian or vegan for a week with support from Julie Sinistore for this week with resources. The goal of this action is to reduce the environmental and social impacts of food choices and gain awareness about these impacts. If you would like to participate, please email julie.sinistore@wsp.com The pledge will run the week of April 25th and will feature a presentation by Julie about the environmental and social impacts of food on April 27th, at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Take Five And Find Out What it Takes to Reach Net-Zero!

Do you know what it will take to reach net-zero? Do you know which technologies and innovations are needed to keep warming below 2°C or 1.5°C? Take five minutes to see if your ideas on investments can get us to net zero!

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP Custom Action] Learn How to Take Action on the SDGs

I will watch this 30 minute free course through the UN Global Compact Academy to learn more about the SDGs and how to take action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 60 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 60 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

[WSP custom action] Embodied Carbon Action Plan

WSP has signed the Structural Engineering Institute 2050 Commitment (SE 2050) to reduce embodied carbon in structural systems. Read WSP's newly published embodied carbon action plan (ECAP).

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Use Transit

I will leave my car at home and take transit to work.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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 11
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

[WSP Custom Action] Learn about Water Conservation and Equity

I will read the article "Improving Water Conservation Through an Equity Lens" on WSP Insights.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Lisa Woodward 4/29/2022 9:35 AM
    Shampoo and conditioner bottles. I have placed my first order to a bar shampoo. I see so many people sponsoring this, I hope it was not just about the paycheck. Super excited to give this a try. 
  • 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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    Lisa Woodward 4/27/2022 7:48 AM
    Society is sustainable when all voices are heard, valued and allowed to be creative. We don't get there alone, we get there as a team inclusive of all. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Lisa Woodward 4/22/2022 3:00 PM
    I am able to focus more during work hours. I know that once I have completed the task I can transition my energy to things I enjoy, like time with my family. walking the dog or being out doors. By setting my own schedule and time blocking, I am able to enjoy my time on the weekends worry free. So it goes both ways, when I am at work, work is 100% my focus and when I am off, fun and family and occasionally a nap is my focus. 

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    Lisa Woodward 4/14/2022 11:18 AM
    Yes, they are Stasher brand. Costly, but worth it for the very reason you described below. My BF was one step ahead of me so she warned me about the quality. I am looking forward them having the zipper at the top version like the progression of ziplock bags. 

  • 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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    Lisa Woodward 4/14/2022 8:39 AM
    I use the time my son is at practice to walk around the high school track, rather than drive home and return to get him 3 hours later. I reduce pollution by not adding a trip and I get some quiet time in to myself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security [WSP Custom Action] Learn about Water Conservation and Equity
    In your community, what are the best ways to engage the public? How would you spread the word about water conservation programs?

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    Lisa Woodward 4/12/2022 10:14 AM
    Taking transit and pulling out my solar power brick of links to small talk with some strangers about clean energy and it is a small leap to talk about water conservation items. 

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    Lisa Woodward 4/07/2022 11:47 AM
    Taking the bus or train is a great way to get in a short morning walk and get your body and mind energized for a work day while reducing emission in the air. With gas prices so high, why not give it a try!
  • 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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    Lisa Woodward 4/07/2022 11:45 AM
    I think it has been a while since we last looked at our faucet flows and may be time to update them again. This will help reduce excess water when washing hands or brushing teeth.