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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Carmen Ramirez

HP PUERTO RICO

"I will change my habits to be a better human being."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 170 This Week
  • 2,037 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2,920
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    20
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    886
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Carmen's 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 21
DAILY 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 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

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

Do at Home

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Do at Home

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

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

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 22
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

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

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

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

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

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

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

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

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

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/28/2020 5:04 AM
    This challenge was a success.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/27/2020 5:10 AM
    This challenge is almost ending, but we make changes that impact in benefit of the environment.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/26/2020 5:50 AM
    Always use mask to prevent COVID-19.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/25/2020 6:05 PM
    Today I was gardening all the day.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/24/2020 12:07 PM
    We can reduce the amount of plastic by substituting the 16-ounce water bottles for the gallon. Less waste is generated.

  • Carmen Ramirez's avatar
    Carmen Ramirez 10/24/2020 12:07 PM
    We can reduce the amount of plastic by substituting the 16-ounce water bottles for the gallon. Less waste is generated.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/23/2020 5:13 AM
    Everyday is good to start a new challenge that benefits the environment.

  • Carmen Ramirez's avatar
    Carmen Ramirez 10/22/2020 5:57 AM
    COVID-19 Pandemia slow all of us but can't stop us. We still working in favor of the environment.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/21/2020 5:26 AM
    We have improved our habits in favor of the environment.

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    Carmen Ramirez 10/20/2020 5:06 AM
    At the present we had completed almostĀ  all of the challenges.