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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Kendra Martinez

HP PUERTO RICO

"If we grow our food, we will eat better."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 224 This Week
  • 1,640 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,170
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    546
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Kendra's Actions

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

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

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

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

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

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

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

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

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

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

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

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

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

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

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

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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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  • Kendra Martinez's avatar
    Kendra Martinez 10/28/2020 7:06 AM
    It was great practicing forgiveness.

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    Kendra Martinez 10/27/2020 6:33 AM
    My herb garden is in advance.

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    Kendra Martinez 10/26/2020 6:05 AM
    I sow pumpkin, eggplant, tomato and pepper seeds.
  • 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?

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    Kendra Martinez 10/23/2020 7:34 AM
    They should at least be aware of the economic imbalance that exists in the world. Economically solvent people focus on their desires and not on their needs, much less think about those who have nothing.
  • 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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    Kendra Martinez 10/23/2020 7:30 AM
    I had noticed I was shopaholic. Now I am working in make changes in my self to buy mostly needs.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Kendra Martinez 10/23/2020 7:28 AM
    The simpler and more creative the solutions, the more effective they are.

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    Kendra Martinez 10/23/2020 7:25 AM
    It is easy to walk as a distraction and leave no trace. Please don't litter when you exercise or go out to distract yourself.

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    Kendra Martinez 10/22/2020 11:09 AM
    At the present is difficult to do investments because there are very few regular labor positions with benefits,

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    Kendra Martinez 10/21/2020 7:38 AM
    My last purchases was at a second hand store.

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    Kendra Martinez 10/20/2020 9:54 AM
    Sometimes minorities contribute more to the society.