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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Petya Stankova

HP Bulgaria

"The Earth is our home. It is up to us what home we will leave to our children."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,266 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    55
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    61
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    0
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Petya's Actions

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

Do at Home

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

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

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

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

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

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

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

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

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

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Petya Stankova's avatar
    Petya Stankova 10/28/2020 2:22 PM
    I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this Ecochallenge! I learned a lot and became even more mindful about our environment, our climate and the plastic use.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Petya Stankova 10/28/2020 2:11 PM
    We have to become more mindful, change our thinking, take care of our planet and raise children who will care about the environment and lead the world with more care and compassion.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Petya Stankova 10/28/2020 1:47 PM
    Deforestation, urban growth, pollution, plastic production.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    Petya Stankova 10/28/2020 1:39 PM
    The weather has changed noticeably. Recently an important lake near a big city got dry and left thousand people without access to drinking water.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants
    Why are old refrigerant gases so harmful to our environment?

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    Petya Stankova 10/28/2020 1:16 PM
    Old refrigerants cause damage to the ozone layer and contribute to global warming :(
  • 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?

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    Petya Stankova 10/28/2020 1:07 PM
    I use public transportation, walk or ride bike always when possible.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Petya Stankova 10/27/2020 11:39 AM
    An apple is always a good choice.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go Get a Check Up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Petya Stankova 10/27/2020 11:32 AM
    I listen to my favorite music, exercise regularly and try to do something I enjoy every day.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Petya Stankova 10/27/2020 11:29 AM
    We are all one and should take care of each other and of our planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Petya Stankova 10/27/2020 11:22 AM
    Many aspects of the environment can affect our health. We should choose wisely our food, friends, habits...