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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

  • 40 Today
  • 160 This Week
  • 1,266 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
    795
    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 16
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 16
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 16
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 15
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 15
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 10/22/2020 7:44 AM
    I like eco-friendly gardens because needs less watering.

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    Mary Charneco 10/21/2020 3:46 PM
    I'm done with refined sugars challenge but I can't skip bread.

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    Mary Charneco 10/20/2020 7:32 AM
    I went with my daughter to find some used clothers for both of us.

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    Mary Charneco 10/19/2020 10:43 AM
    Tracking purchases help us to create an awareness.

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    Mary Charneco 10/18/2020 8:33 AM
    It is interesting the gestures that we use during a conversation, and we see it when we listen actively.

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    Mary Charneco 10/17/2020 12:19 PM
    Every weekend I goto the bus stop to pick the litter up.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Mary Charneco 10/16/2020 6:15 AM
    Reducing the amount of printed matter is an excellent practice. This makes us feel committed to the environment. There are many electronic alternatives that do not require that much printing.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Mary Charneco 10/16/2020 5:54 AM
    The very decision to plant a tree is an exercise of the spirit. A tree is a promise of oxygen for future generations and while we plant it we exercise and distract our minds.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/16/2020 5:52 AM
    In my region the must impactant activity is leaving litter when go to the beach. Maybe trash cans can be located to reduce it.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Mary Charneco's avatar
    Mary Charneco 10/16/2020 5:52 AM
    In my region the must impactant activity is leaving litter when go to the beach. Maybe trash cans can be located to reduce it.