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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Victoria Camarena

DOWA - IBI GROUP

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 785 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    128
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    128
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    194
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    16
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    171
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Victoria's Actions

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 who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 16 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

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

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

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Victoria Camarena's avatar
    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 4:45 PM
    It already is a company wide default setting :)
  • 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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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 4:38 PM
    I usually only get paper bags so I can reuse and recycle them when I'm done. I need to keep reusable bags in my truck.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 4:35 PM
    I usually drive with a friend and it's actually more convenient!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 1:44 PM
    Spending time quietly outdoors helps me organize my thoughts and appreciate my surroundings.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 1:34 PM
    I was not addicted to sugar; there are several natural substitutes that are better.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 1:32 PM
    I regularly use reusable coffee containers, water bottles, and salad dressing containers.
  • 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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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 1:30 PM
    Plan more adventures to see the world!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Victoria Camarena 10/05/2018 1:29 PM
    It's easy to sign up for through PGE's website.