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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Ruth Rivera

HP San Diego - 2020 Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 137 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    500
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    11
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    waste composted

Ruth's Actions

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

Do at Home

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Compost Food Waste

Do at Home

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

    Ruth Rivera's avatar
    Ruth Rivera 11/13/2020 1:18 PM

    Even a small action can have a large impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Ruth Rivera's avatar
    Ruth Rivera 10/28/2020 10:24 AM
    We add water to the composting and catch the runoff  in a bucket, which we use for fruit trees.