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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Zuleyka Ortiz

HP PUERTO RICO

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,166 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    435
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Zuleyka 's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support a Sharing Economy

Do at Home

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

Do at Home

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

Do at Home

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
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

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

Do at Home

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY 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

Food

Join a Local CSA

Do at Home

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

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 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

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/24/2020 11:13 AM
    Cutting back on paper mail makes me feel like I'm on the right track towards environmental responsibility. Now, I must be aware of how we use paper, modify the behavior of the excessive use of paper.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/23/2020 4:53 PM
    Big problems require innovative and creative solutions to find effective alternatives that can help a community improve its living conditions.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/22/2020 11:46 AM
    The transportation system in my country is not efficient. It is mainly based on individual transportation in motor vehicles. I would advocate for the promotion of bicycle transportation as one of the alternatives to improve the transportation system, and at the same time, the health of citizens and the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/21/2020 10:12 AM
    Some of the benefits of local food systems that motivate me are supporting local farmers and building resilient communities.
  • 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.

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/20/2020 9:19 AM
    The most important water concerns that we have in our country are the maintenance of the reserve systems.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/19/2020 9:02 AM
    My region has a hotter climate due to climate change. I understand that in the future this climate change should increase the frequency of drought cycles that have already begun to occur.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join My Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/18/2020 4:35 PM
    My community can support inclusive decision making by encouraging participation in meetings that we hold periodically to discuss issues of interest.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/17/2020 10:08 AM
    The closest natural water bodies are rivers that are next to the community where we live. I observe that when it rains very hard, the waters drag garbage into the river.
  • 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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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/16/2020 10:05 AM
    My neighbor and I are going to use a single car for both of us to shop at the supermarket.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Zuleyka Ortiz 10/15/2020 7:09 PM
    I understand that in order to take care of our personal health it is necessary to attend to aspects of environmental health and community health.