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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Jorge Pastor

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,238 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    115
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    151
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    44
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Jorge's 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

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Meet My Neighbors

Do at Home

I will meet 10 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Do at Home

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate. I will keep 2 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Energy

Power Saving Settings

Do at Home

I will learn about and update the power saving settings on my computer to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 8 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

Do at Home

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

    Jorge Pastor's avatar
    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 8:01 AM
    One of the major threats landfills pose is the emission of methane gas due to accumulation of waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 7:59 AM
     According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 4.2 million premature deaths are linked to just air pollution. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

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    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 7:58 AM
    Switch to renewables. ...
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 5:54 AM
    1. Install a programmable thermostat.

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 5:52 AM
    Embrace Solar-Powered Technologies. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Jorge Pastor's avatar
    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 5:50 AM
    • Turn off lights and unplug devices when you're not using them. ...


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    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 4:36 AM
    Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock - it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland.

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    Jorge Pastor 10/26/2021 4:36 AM

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    Jorge Pastor 10/25/2021 6:13 AM
    Avoid disposable products for outdoor cookouts and picnics. 

  • Jorge Pastor's avatar
    Jorge Pastor 10/24/2021 10:25 AM
    Reduce, reuse and recycle, cut down on what you throat away, Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.