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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Julie Sinistore

WSP USA Ecochallengers

"Fight climate change from home every day"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,350 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    149
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    180
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    207
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    439
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    439
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    149
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    1,113
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Julie's Actions

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Earth Day Together!

Earth Day Action: Share Eco Tips

Through social media or on the Earth Day Ecochallenge feed, I will share my favorite environmentally friendly habit with my friends, even if it’s not an Earth Day action.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

People

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 1 person/people a day through phone call or video chat to support mine and other’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate For More Food Options

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options in my state and/or community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Calculate Personal Carbon Footprint

Complete your personal carbon footprint calculator. Go to www.wsppact.com and answer the questions for each section. The process takes about 10 minutes. Details about your utility bills and travel will be required. Please be as accurate as you can, but it’s not required to search for receipts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Vedge Pledge and Webinar

I challenge you to go veg for a week. Sign up and I will provide you with daily updates during the week of the challenge (April 20th to 25th - send me an email that you want to join at julie.sinistore@wsp.com) We will have a webinar on Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day) at 9am Pacific/noon Eastern about the environmental impacts of food. Join the webinar and/or take the pledge :)

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Plastic packaging can clog our water ways and the stomachs of sea creatures. I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Support Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators, including monarch butterflies, to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 1 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Julie Sinistore 4/30/2020 9:12 AM
    Can't believe it's been a month already! How have you found the challenge?

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    Julie Sinistore 4/29/2020 9:35 AM
    I've been using my daily dog walks to take in as many of the natural wonders as I can, and a playful lion inside a lion's mouth. 

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    Julie Sinistore 4/28/2020 1:06 PM
    Today, I tried to stop and smell the flowers while taking a walk to appreciate all the natural wonder right in my neighborhood.

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    Julie Sinistore 4/27/2020 8:00 AM
    This weekend, I planted tomatoes, basil and dill!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/24/2020 7:47 AM
    One thing I will say is that I don't miss driving at all. I like walking more :)

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    Julie Sinistore 4/23/2020 1:03 PM
    There are so many flowers blooming in my area that it looks like it's raining pink!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/22/2020 8:51 AM
    Happy Earth Day everyone? What did you all do to celelbrate?

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    Julie Sinistore 4/21/2020 12:35 PM
    Looking forward to Earth Day tomorrow. It's always been a special day for me. Is anyone doing anything special to mark the day?

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    Julie Sinistore 4/20/2020 7:56 AM
    Planted seeds and a dill plant this weekend and kicked off our veg pledge today!

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    Julie Sinistore 4/19/2020 7:49 AM
    Not being able to go to an Earth day festival or celebration kinda has me down this year.