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Brendan Endo

SustainableSharks

"My goal is to make my life more sustainable in terms of the goals I have set forth."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,071 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6,995
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    160
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3,000
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    6
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2,226
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Brendan's Actions

Waste

Go Paperless

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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 38
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

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 39
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 30 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 6 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 43
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 90 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 35
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 36
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 120 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 36
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Brendan Endo 11/25/2021 11:03 PM
    I am continuing to accomplish my goals


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    Brendan Endo 11/24/2021 2:22 PM
    I am continuing to accomplish my goals

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    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 2:20 PM
    I have been continuing to accomplish my goals

  • Reflection Question
    Community LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

    Brendan Endo's avatar
    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:42 AM
    Because its easier to solve a problem when everyone is united
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Restorative Justice
    How can Restorative Justice help foster the well-being of both people and planet?

    Brendan Endo's avatar
    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:40 AM
    Restorative justice could positively impact sustainability 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:38 AM
    Clean up trash in the community
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:37 AM
    Some foods I would like to reserve is ginger
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Brendan Endo's avatar
    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:36 AM
    By spending more time out doors, you can improve your mental health
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:35 AM
    We can install rainwater collectors

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    Brendan Endo 11/23/2021 1:34 AM
    I have accomplished my goal