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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc

HP FinancEco

"Look after the land and the land will look after you"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,366 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    445
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,095
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    26
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    26
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    165
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Magdalena's Actions

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

Do at Home

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 8 gallons (32 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow shower-head.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 3 gallons (11 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

Do at Home

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work, on campus and/or in the spaces I frequent.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Offset for Climate Justice

Do at Home

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Do at Home

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

save the water at home

Check your toilet for leaks. ... Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket. ... Take shorter showers. ... Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors. ... Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. ... Turn off the water while shaving.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 10 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc's avatar
    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/27/2021 12:21 AM
     Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. 

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/26/2021 12:35 AM
    The more you use your voice to educate, inform, and encourage others, the better chances you have of having the people you know and care about be in agreement about the things that matter most to you. By going green as a collective unit, you’re able to achieve more in less time.

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/25/2021 2:15 AM
    It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/23/2021 6:11 PM
    Global warming - When air temperature is above a certain value, water consumption goes up.

  • Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc's avatar
    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/22/2021 7:41 PM
    The Earth does not belong to man; Man belongs to the Earth.

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/22/2021 12:51 AM
    Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option … they will become a necessity.

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/21/2021 2:44 AM
    What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/20/2021 1:59 AM
    The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc's avatar
    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/18/2021 4:17 AM
    New research has found that the Coronavirus lockdown led to dramatic changes in water consumption, and that some of these are likely to continue even after the pandemic.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    Magdalena Kurzawa-Szczuc 10/18/2021 4:14 AM
    The main climate change consequences related to water resources are increases in temperature, shifts in precipitation patterns and snow cover, and a likely increase in the frequency of flooding and droughts.