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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Carynel Ramirez

HP PUERTO RICO

"Because the environment manners exist the Eco challenge."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 198 This Week
  • 1,711 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    610
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1,286
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    911
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    43
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Carynel's Actions

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole 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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 30 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

Do at Home

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work, on campus and/or in the spaces I frequent.

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

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

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

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

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

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Carynel Ramirez's avatar
    Carynel Ramirez 10/28/2020 6:12 AM
    I never shared my car before.

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/27/2020 6:04 AM
    I had improved my sleeping habits adding time to my rest.

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/26/2020 6:26 AM
    My husband says that I am being very compassionate to myself.

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/24/2020 8:51 PM
    Today I changed our air conditioner for an inverter.

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/23/2020 6:00 AM
    I'm foraging my food garden in large pots.
  • 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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    Carynel Ramirez 10/22/2020 2:58 PM
    Promoting the use of eco-friendly cars when we need to transport ourselves in cars that are not our own.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/22/2020 2:55 PM
    Planting a tree exercise our mind while we decide which tree we are going to plant, exercise our body while we prepare the area where we are going to plant it and our spirit because we feel satisfaction with what we did.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations are just a few examples. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/22/2020 2:53 PM
    I like to foraging to obtain food and to distract my stressful life,
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/22/2020 2:52 PM
    When you buy from producers you obtain better quality foods and less expensive.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Carynel Ramirez 10/22/2020 2:50 PM
    I can oreserve fruits, enjoying later the seasonal fruits.