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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Mary Charneco

HP PUERTO RICO

"Make it your life goal to stay healthy."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,732 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,095
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    546
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Mary's Actions

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

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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

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

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

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Leave No Trace

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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

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

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/28/2020 6:01 AM
    Going paperless was a success.

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    Mary Charneco 10/27/2020 8:12 AM
    I enjoyed the time while I'm tending my garden.

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    Mary Charneco 10/26/2020 8:04 AM
    We weren't printing at home now. 

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    Mary Charneco 10/24/2020 12:56 PM
    My sons adopted the bus stop and cleaned it today again.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it often difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/23/2020 10:00 AM
    Because we focus our attention in our wants and doesn't matter to us others.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/23/2020 9:59 AM
    Being crative help us to find simple solutions.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Mary Charneco 10/23/2020 9:58 AM
    Contacting politiciansthat can reinforce the electrical cars in public fleet.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/23/2020 9:56 AM
    Ceativity is necessary because help us with simple ideas that help us to practice simplicity.

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track My Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/23/2020 9:55 AM
    I noted I was buying a lots of wants. Now I'm focussing in the needs of the house.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Buy Used Clothes
    Do people with economic privilege have a responsibility to consume and own less? How can the concept of "reduce" be presented to those who may be struggling to have enough food, clothes, shelter?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/23/2020 9:54 AM
    It is very difficult because having so many deficiencies, they can understand that they have little to waste.