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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Joshua Betancourt

HPI PUERTO RICO

" Create a better environment, quality of life and caring for the planet earth "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,331 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    78
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    18
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    18
    pounds
    waste composted

Joshua's Actions

Health

Take Control

Both system 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

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

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 18
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

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  • Joshua Betancourt 's avatar
    Joshua Betancourt 10/24/2018 5:48 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:54 AM
    La ventaja de imprimir por ambos lados es importante porque: reduce la cantidad de papel, menos arboles que podar y lo mas importante orientar, promover a las companies a realizer este proceso
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:52 AM
    Utilizar el metodo de reciclaje. fomentar la gran importancia al momento de reciclar
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:51 AM
    Entiendo que es la cultura de cada uno, y la crianza que se le da a nuestros jovenes
  • 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? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:50 AM
    El beneficio es alimentar a animales
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:49 AM
    Con iniciativa, conocimiento y ser creative. Buscar alternativas
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:48 AM
    Buscar una bolsa reusable, y de no encontrar pues la llevaria en mis manos o en el mismo carrito de compra.  Como mejorar; siempre dejar en mi carro varias bolsas reusables
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:46 AM
    Al momento de remplazar mi hogar a energia removable, mis ahorros seran efectivo. y el dinero que me sobre, lo estare utilizando para continuar arreglando mi hogar
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:44 AM
    The energy is generated by means of oil, and if it damages the environment
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Joshua Betancourt 10/23/2018 11:43 AM
    Excellent opportunity to save, positive impact