October 2 - October 23, 2019

Juan Berrios

HP PUERTO RICO

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,585 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    121
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

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 Challenge

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Juan Berrios 10/23/2019 6:56 AM
    We are reviewing the labels of the products we buy and being conscious consumers to select products that save energy, exclude harmful chemicals, come from forests with sustainable management.

  • Juan Berrios 10/22/2019 7:00 AM
    The positive of this EcoChallenge experience is to see that the team has created a very strong ecological awareness in recognizing the effect on climate change that is creating the human footprint on the planet.

  • Juan Berrios 10/21/2019 4:18 PM
    We participated as a team in an activity to replace lead bulbs in homes.

  • Juan Berrios 10/21/2019 4:18 PM
    We participated as a team in an activity to replace lead bulbs in homes.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

    Juan Berrios 10/21/2019 4:14 PM
    I coordinated with two co-workers to go in the same car to work three times a week.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Juan Berrios 10/21/2019 4:11 PM
    Implementing and using renewable energy at work and at home. That is, modeling and guiding the benefits of the use of renewable energy motivating others to carry out their respective renewable energy projects.

  • Juan Berrios 10/20/2019 5:03 PM
    I am covering the pool when this is possible to prevent the water from evaporating and not getting dirty.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Juan Berrios 10/20/2019 5:00 PM
    Improving the energy efficiency of my home helps me to be more responsible and empathic with others
  • Reflection Question
    Water Ditch the Lawn
    What is the main water source in your region?

    Juan Berrios 10/20/2019 4:57 PM
    The main water source in my region is La Plata river.
  • 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?

    Juan Berrios 10/19/2019 6:23 PM
    Climate change is raising the sea level and this in turn is eroding the coast and deducing the area of beaches of our country in the Caribbean area.