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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Juan Berrios

HP PUERTO RICO

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 240 This Week
  • 1,740 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    16
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    656
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Juan's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support a Sharing Economy

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 16 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

Do at Home

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 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

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

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

Do at Home

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

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

Do at Home

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

Do at Home

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 Action

Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My Health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Juan Berrios 10/28/2020 11:24 AM
    I manage my physical and emotional stress when I face great problems by claiming calm within myself and focusing on those things that I can control. I have not done what I unfortunately cannot control or change. Usually I suggest to others to focus on the things they can handle and that they have or can develop the capacity to do. When you can't, then get someone else to help you. We are not alone.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Juan Berrios 10/28/2020 11:12 AM
    Being playful with others gives me immense satisfaction because they respond to me with a radiant smile and I see that I make them happy, enough gratification to continue doing it.

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    Juan Berrios 10/28/2020 5:25 AM
    Having potable water in the rural areas of my country is a significant challenge. That's why when we achieve a water project in those rural areas, we celebrate it!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

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    Juan Berrios 10/28/2020 5:19 AM
    Improving the energy efficiency of my home helps us to be more resilient, responsible with the environment and provides us with savings in our family budget.

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    Juan Berrios 10/27/2020 6:37 AM
    We are hopeful, my country has begun to create awareness that sustainable energy is the correct alternative.
  • 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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    Juan Berrios 10/27/2020 6:31 AM
    Climate change in my country can create a salinity problem and this affect the water supply because most of the drinking water treatment plants are located near the coast. The College of Engineers of Puerto Rico developed a Committee to evaluate the impact of climate change on water in the region and documented the study and recommendations to address the problem.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

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    Juan Berrios 10/27/2020 6:25 AM
    Climate change has affected the behavior of the different seasons of the year, especially the winter and summer seasons have changed around ten degrees in the last years. These climate changes may affect our country's water reserves and agriculture in the future.

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    Juan Berrios 10/26/2020 8:15 AM
    One of the examples of a water reserve structure in my country.

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    Juan Berrios 10/25/2020 4:13 PM
    70% of the drinking water treatment plants in my country are located on the coast. Climate change is increasing the level of ocean water and therefore that will be salinizing 70% of the source of our drinking water. What are we waiting for to avoid this situation?

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    Juan Berrios 10/24/2020 10:51 AM
    60% of the water treated as drinking water in my country is lost through leaks from the pipes of the distribution system. As a society we have an urgent problem to solve to be responsible with the water resource.