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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Caroline Cruz

HPI India

"When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 890 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    87
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    110
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    92
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    22
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    440
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Caroline's Actions

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 1 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

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 LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Caroline Cruz's avatar
    Caroline Cruz 10/22/2018 5:28 AM
    2 days to go ECO challenge - has been a good reminder challenging myself to use ECO friendly stuff

  • Caroline Cruz's avatar
    Caroline Cruz 10/18/2018 4:52 AM
    Feels good to do my small bit to save the environment

  • Caroline Cruz's avatar
    Caroline Cruz 10/04/2018 6:08 AM
    Doing my bit to save the Earth i live on
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Caroline Cruz's avatar
    Caroline Cruz 9/19/2018 2:32 AM
    No use of anything that is Plastic, spoons, straws, shopping bags...so that's the START to Reach the R's...