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October 7 - October 28, 2020
Desislava Todorova's avatar

Desislava Todorova

HP Bulgaria

"Reduce plastic."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 910 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    14
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,050
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    295
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    16
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    305
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered

Desislava's Actions

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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 5 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 14
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

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

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk Outside

Do at Home

I will take a walk outside for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research My Investment Portfolio
    In what ways can you increase the positive impacts and decrease the negative impacts of your financial investments?

    Desislava Todorova's avatar
    Desislava Todorova 10/28/2020 12:52 AM
    I was looking for some eco fonds, however I need to take a decision where from below list I can invest:
    Invesco Water Resources Portfolio ETF8 (PHO)
    Invesco Global Water Portfolio ETF9 (PIO)
    First Trust Water ETF10 (FIW)


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    Desislava Todorova 10/28/2020 12:20 AM
    Motivated by the eco challenge I have decided to buy a coffee machine for home, thus there would be no need to bring / buy coffee from external.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Desislava Todorova 10/28/2020 12:11 AM
    Using more LED bulbs, use cold water to wash the clothes and for the rest I need more time to see how to manage at home.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Desislava Todorova 10/28/2020 12:09 AM
    I have been watching some Active listening videos alredy couple of yeras ago linked to my previous job assignement as I was working with complaining customers. Letting people speak out is enabling they calm down, so that a meaningful conversation could be started.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Desislava Todorova 10/28/2020 12:07 AM
    It is important for me as I am raising my kids in this society and they should not grow in a society of homofobia.
  • 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?

    Desislava Todorova's avatar
    Desislava Todorova 10/27/2020 1:46 AM
    Wash clothes in cold water and hang them to dry. I do not have a tumble dryer. Use less water when showering.


  • Desislava Todorova's avatar
    Desislava Todorova 10/27/2020 12:19 AM
    Check out Green Moon Pads (type it in Google or Fb) for making a sustainable impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn About Constructive Communication
    How can you, your loved ones, the community, and environment all benefit from constructive communication?

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    Desislava Todorova 10/27/2020 12:12 AM
    Recently I read following book by Rosenberg, Nonviolent communication.
    Pasting the link for anyone who may concern:
    https://www.amazon.com/Non-Violent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/B00ATXA8BE
    For me constructive and non-violent communication are very similar. With both you are able to influence others and make yourself heart. And making yourself heart is how you no longer need to yell / use violent communication and ensure relaxed relationship with your family, friends and colleagues.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Desislava Todorova's avatar
    Desislava Todorova 10/27/2020 12:08 AM
    1. Reduce plastic by using a reusable bottle for each family member.
    2. Reduce plastic by using mold soap.
    3. Bring your own mug when buying coffee
    4. Bring your plastic box when buying loose goods.
    5. Use dedicated recycle bins for plastic, metal and paper.
    6. Find alternative and stop using sanitary napkins.
    7. And still look for more options...
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

    Desislava Todorova's avatar
    Desislava Todorova 10/27/2020 12:01 AM
    Outdoor activities bring some fresh air not only to your lungs, but also to your brain. This is how you get new ideas and also motivation to embrace the change.