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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Brenda Ramos

HP PUERTO RICO

"Let's plan our future thnking in environment first."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 227 This Week
  • 1,707 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,060
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    12
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    924
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Brenda's Actions

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

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

Health

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

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 22
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

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

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

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

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 15 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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

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

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

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

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

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Brenda Ramos's avatar
    Brenda Ramos 10/28/2020 6:20 AM
    The simplicity challenges help us to change bad budget issues.

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    Brenda Ramos 10/27/2020 5:53 AM
    I had learn to keep a balance in my needs and wants to protect my budget.

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    Brenda Ramos 10/26/2020 6:03 AM
    Giving up refined sugars has helped me improve my health.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

    Brenda Ramos's avatar
    Brenda Ramos 10/22/2020 2:25 PM
    Creativity is a gift of life, not all of us were blessed with it. Simplicity is composed of creativity mostly.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

    Brenda Ramos's avatar
    Brenda Ramos 10/22/2020 2:21 PM
    Investing today we can ensure a better status in the retirement.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track My Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Brenda Ramos's avatar
    Brenda Ramos 10/22/2020 2:19 PM
    I noted that my wants are bigger than my needs. I am doing some shifts specially in the purchases to my son.

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    Brenda Ramos 10/22/2020 11:19 AM
    I'm enjoying playing time with my little kids.

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    Brenda Ramos 10/21/2020 7:35 AM
    We are orienting ourselves with several renewable energy companies to make the change now.

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    Brenda Ramos 10/20/2020 9:56 AM
    Family game time strengthens family ties.

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    Brenda Ramos 10/19/2020 6:13 AM
    I reviewed my lemon cookies recipes. Now I use almond flour instead wheat.