October 7 - October 28, 2020

Blanca Gonzalez

HP PUERTO RICO

"Conservar los recursos naturales contribuyendo a minimizar la produccion de desperdicios y reutilizar mejor los recursos disponibles. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 174 This Week
  • 174 Total

Blanca's Actions

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.

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Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

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I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

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Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

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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.

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Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

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

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Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

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I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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Nature

Forage for My Food

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

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Nature

Plant Trees

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I will plant 4 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

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Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

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I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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Health

Know My Health

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

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Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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Health

Take Control

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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.

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Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

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

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Energy

Upgrade My Windows

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I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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Energy

Use an Energy Meter

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I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

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Energy

Install Alternative Energy

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

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Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

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Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

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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.

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Waste

Go Paperless

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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.

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Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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

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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.

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Waste

Carry my Trash

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

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Health

Forgiveness

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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.

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Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

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Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

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

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Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

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Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

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Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-Friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

    Blanca Gonzalez 9/18/2020 4:31 PM
    In the area where I live for over 34 years, there have always been drinking water problems. They have built water boxes, they have fitted motors and the last thing was to connect the motors directly to the electric power light cable.
    We all have water reserves and rainwater is collected since it rains a lot. And so we remedy ourselves well.

  • Blanca Gonzalez 9/18/2020 9:33 AM
    You have the potential to make beautiful things.

  • Blanca Gonzalez 9/18/2020 9:33 AM
    You have the potential to make beautiful things.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Blanca Gonzalez 9/18/2020 9:13 AM
    I am motivated to use alternative energy because I love nature and I am very concerned about the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Blanca Gonzalez 9/18/2020 9:09 AM
    Turning off unused lights, drying clothes in the open air.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Blanca Gonzalez 9/16/2020 9:57 AM
    I can get others motivated to change the solar system if you show them all the benefits they bring to the environment and health and also economically.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go Get a Check Up
    How do you practice self care?

    Blanca Gonzalez 9/16/2020 5:30 AM
    I have a calendar where I schedule my medical appointments. At the beginning of each year I do a battery analysis.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Blanca Gonzalez 9/16/2020 5:24 AM
    Se elimino el uso de los sobertos(straws) y llevamos nuestra fundas de tela al realizar una compra en supermercado o tienda.

  • Blanca Gonzalez 9/15/2020 6:22 AM
    Each new morning is a gift from GOD.