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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Zeta Fernando

Waterleaf Architecture

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 404 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning

Zeta's Actions

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 45 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 4
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 6
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Baseline Green Building Codes

A webinar that educated people about the ASHRAE code 189.1 and how it is raising the standards for buildings to be built to green codes, similar to LEED, across the board.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Zeta Fernando 10/24/2018 8:30 PM
    This was really difficult to remember every morning. Having a sand timer in the shower would be really helpful.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. 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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    Zeta Fernando 10/24/2018 8:30 PM
    After hearing about the plastic islands and straws stuck in turtle noses, I feel like my whole thinking about reducing plastic has completely shifted and I am much more committed. Now straws disgust me and any food container that is not compostable is a huge deterrent for me on whether or not I choose to eat at that establishment. I have started sewing reusable bags for produce, and bringing reusable containers and bags with me everywhere. Next step is to get really nice bamboo utensils to bring everywhere.
  • 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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    Zeta Fernando 10/24/2018 8:27 PM
    Some websites make it very hard to find the option to go paperless which I think was most surprising to me. Wouldn't it be cheaper for them to go paperless anyway?? Next steps are to find out how to take myself off junk mail lists because they just pile up on my kitchen table.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Zeta Fernando 10/24/2018 8:25 PM
    Communities of colour are most affected, particularly African American and Native American communities. They are also a significant population within urban centers which I had never realised before.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Zeta Fernando 10/24/2018 8:24 PM
    Bought a groupon to try kettlebells in a local studio down the street from my house!

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    Zeta Fernando 10/17/2018 10:51 AM
    Learned about update from GoBox with app instead of token, looking into implementing app instead of token now for the office!

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    Zeta Fernando 10/10/2018 8:36 AM
    Going to attend GoGreen Conference today
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Zeta Fernando 10/09/2018 8:51 AM

    Counted blessings for my birthday!

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    Zeta Fernando 10/05/2018 8:35 AM
    Listened to a LEED specific presentation about green building codes and how they are narrowing the gap between LEED codes and actual building codes, resulting in greener building across the board.

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Zeta Fernando 10/04/2018 10:53 AM
    Regularly organize mail and papers in my new filing box