October 2 - October 23, 2019

Juliana Mendoza De La Torre

KCIA Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 326 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    12
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    50
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    175
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    waste composted

Challenges

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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 Challenge

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

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 Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 25 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Waste

Carry my Trash

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 3 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 12.55 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/23/2019 11:52 AM
    I visited a lot of waste facility and I was amazed.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/23/2019 11:51 AM
    I compose because I have a lot of plants like fruit plants to help them grow.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/23/2019 11:50 AM
    I found lots of people recycling things and the workers of that recycling place getting things and giving some things to the homeless.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/23/2019 11:48 AM
    Because I would like to use less paper to keep the trees because they help us get oxygen and breath to live.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/23/2019 11:47 AM
    Because it can bring new ideas to help our community.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/23/2019 11:47 AM
    By talking to friends and family member.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/22/2019 11:17 AM
    To carry my trash is being helpful by leaving less trash on earth 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    The US spends roughly 20% of its federal budget on defense. In contrast, 2% goes to education, 20% goes to social security and 3% goes to transportation infrastructure. Do these numbers surprise you at all? Why or why not? How would you adjust them if you could?

    Juliana Mendoza De La Torre 10/17/2019 11:19 AM
    I like transportation better because your not not palting the air as much no more.