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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago

HP PUERTO RICO

"Little changes makes great changes."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 187 This Week
  • 1,738 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    8
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,600
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    12
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    355
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    12
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    924
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Hector Cecilio's Actions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

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

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

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

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

Do at Home

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

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.

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

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 21
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

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago's avatar
    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/28/2020 5:55 AM
    The most difficult challenge was tracking my purchases at home.

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/27/2020 5:16 AM
    I had learned that sustainability is the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/26/2020 5:53 AM
    Keep social distance to prevent COVID-19 virus infection.

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/25/2020 6:16 PM
    We are sharing our cars withun the family.

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/24/2020 8:44 PM
    i take care of my garden today.

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/23/2020 6:36 AM
    I made some changes in my habits during this challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, school, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/23/2020 6:35 AM
    I can share driving schedule to work.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track My Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/23/2020 6:34 AM
    I noted that I buy a lot of electronics, sometimes not needed but wanted. Now, my shifts were directed to buy only my needs.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/23/2020 6:32 AM
    Investing today we may help us in the future having some extra incomes for our retirement.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Hector Cecilio Lebron Santiago 10/23/2020 6:31 AM
    Hurricaine Maria devast my island in 2017. After that it isn't the same for nobody. Flora and fauna had changed.