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Nanor Shahinian

VANIER Sustainability-in-Action

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 35 This Week
  • 246 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Nanor's Actions

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 30 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 7 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 7 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Donate

Improved Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 15 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Nanor Shahinian 11/23/2020 10:37 PM
    I went up north with my friends last weekend, we went outside, admired the beautiful view and enjoyed the fresh air while sitting together. We also went for long walks and I took this beautiful picture. 

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    Nanor Shahinian 11/23/2020 10:26 PM
    Whenever I work at my dad's dealership, instead of printing the bills and estimations for the clients, I started sending it to them by email in order to reduce paper use. 

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    Nanor Shahinian 11/09/2020 7:54 PM
    I visited seafoodwatch.org in order to make better seafood choices and I was actually happy that they had a category for sushi because I eat it at least once a week. My best friend and I ordered sushi yesterday and we chose the ones that were on the list. I really liked this and I found it very useful.

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    Nanor Shahinian 11/07/2020 11:35 PM
    I donated money to Armeniafund again in order to help my community with health supplies during these very hard times. I will keep donating every month until this war ends and my people feel better. 

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    Nanor Shahinian 10/26/2020 11:52 PM
    Last week, instead of going to Starbucks with my car like I usually do every day, I biked there. It was a little weird and funny to go to the drive-through to order a drink with a bike but it was good because I needed to do some cardio. 

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    Nanor Shahinian 10/07/2020 11:44 AM
    I watched a video yesterday on the benefits of silvopasture and I learned that it provides water and wildlife habitat protection. It also talks about how trees increase animal welfare by helping protect livestock from extreme weather, such as wind and heat.

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    Nanor Shahinian 9/30/2020 11:23 AM
    I donated money to Armeniafund for the installation of clean cookstoves in Armenia because they are living in difficult conditions and need all the help they can get right now. My family and I also donated money to Armeniafund for the soldiers that are risking their lives right now to protect our country from the Turkish and Azerbaijani attacks. Whatever these 2 countries are doing is horrible and unacceptable. 

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    Nanor Shahinian 9/23/2020 11:29 AM
    I work at my dad's dealership, I take appointments and prepare the bills. This week, instead of going to my office and working there, I did everything at home in order to not use my car for nothing. I took client appointments and prepared their bills at home.

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    Nanor Shahinian 9/16/2020 11:36 AM
    I cooked a smaller portion of a meal and used smaller plates in order not to waste any food. I did not have to throw away any food. 

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    Nanor Shahinian 9/09/2020 3:55 PM
    I went to the farmer's market in Laval, I bought fruits and vegetables. My little sister and I ate the fruits with some snacks, they tasted very fresh and amazing. I also made my mom cook a couple of meals with the vegetables. She made an Armenian dish called sini keufte with them and it tasted very good. 

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      Richard Klopp 9/10/2020 5:58 PM
      Good example how engaging in sustainable practices can improve rather than detract from our quality of life.