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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Jay Aber

WSP USA & Friends

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 672 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    16
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    192
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jay's Actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 16 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 11.74 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Online Energy Audit

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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

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 native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Jay Aber 10/24/2018 9:42 AM
    Transportation is a huge environmental factor. Air pollution, noise pollution, light pollution, and green house gasses contributing to global warming are all a major problem with cars. We need to get people out of their cars and walking, biking, and riding transit more! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Jay Aber 10/24/2018 9:41 AM
    Getting off the phone at night. Going to bed earlier. Realizing that I need to sleep to be productive at work and home! 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Jay Aber 10/24/2018 9:41 AM
    Pollinators are essential to our survival as a species. It can't get any more important than that! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Jay Aber 10/24/2018 9:40 AM
    Less watering of the lawn! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Jay Aber 10/24/2018 9:40 AM
    Buy low water use appliances! 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Jay Aber 10/24/2018 9:40 AM
    I feel so much more connected to the city when on the bus or biking. I feel like I'm part of the environment, rather than just moving through it like when I'm in a car. 

    • Josh Gipper's avatar
      Josh Gipper 10/24/2018 10:19 AM
      Chew on this, "Mobility is incredibly empathizing." from my LinkedIn contact Alex Ortiz
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Jay Aber 10/23/2018 6:19 AM
    It connects me to nature and allows me to let go of the stress of the week and just exist in the moment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

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    Jay Aber 10/19/2018 8:10 AM
    I was surprised by the fact that I'm already doing pretty good but that there are a few points where I could improve. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Jay Aber 10/19/2018 8:09 AM
    Talk to them about what I'm doing to shift to renewable energy sources. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

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    Jay Aber 10/19/2018 7:59 AM
    Connect with nature and cultural tradition. I want a greater connection to my ancestors and the land to understand better how food has been grown and harvested naturally over millennia.