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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Damarys Gonzalez

HP PUERTO RICO

"A healthy planet makes us healthy."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 199 This Week
  • 1,607 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    750
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    39
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    646
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    39
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Damarys's Actions

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Do at Home

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

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

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

Do at Home

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

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

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

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

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

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 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

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 3 conversations.

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

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

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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

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 Action

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

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

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

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  • Damarys Gonzalez's avatar
    Damarys Gonzalez 10/28/2020 8:14 AM
    I took advantage of energy challenges to make improvements to my home.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/27/2020 7:02 AM
    I had completed my challenges and more.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/26/2020 6:06 AM
    My outdoor project is a new landscape in my back yard.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/24/2020 7:19 PM
    The time to walk my trash is ending.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Prevent Recycling Contamination
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/23/2020 8:26 AM
    Actually I don't find any glass recycler.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/23/2020 8:26 AM
    No matter how much we save, the important thing is to do it.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/23/2020 8:25 AM
    We may invest today for a better retirement in the future.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/22/2020 9:36 AM
    I like to share my car with my father and siblings.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/21/2020 2:05 PM
    I had change a lot of cleaning products due to toxicity.

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    Damarys Gonzalez 10/20/2020 8:23 AM
    My co-workers are motivating me to complete the challenges.