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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Andrea Hernandez

KCIA GREEN TEAM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 589 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    12
    people
    helped
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Andrea's Actions

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 10 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 4 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/23/2018 1:12 PM
    I would like to preserve bread for a long time, like a year because I can give it to people in need and they'll have it for a long time. Bread can make you full and make you gain some weight if needed. 

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/23/2018 1:10 PM
    The challenge gone pretty well because I have done some well challenges and I like doing them. It feel great about myself knowing that I have done some great things in my life. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/19/2018 12:51 PM
    By exploring nature, I can also get some exercise from it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Have a Garage Sale
    Building community is good for your soul and fun to do! What were some of the positive outcomes that came out of your group garage sale?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/19/2018 12:44 PM
    The positive outcomes were that me and my family let go of some things that we didn't need in our home anymore. The other one is that we could be helping other people that might not have some stuff that they need and we were selling them cheap. 

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/19/2018 12:38 PM
    My challenge is going so well. I am learning about myself everyday and how much I'm capable of in my community.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Help Others
    In your opinion, how do social inequalities diminish a strong sense of community?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/19/2018 12:36 PM
    When we don't all agree, not all off us will be trying to do something that could help our community.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/18/2018 12:35 PM
    I can practice self care by taking care of myself, like if I get hurt. I should heal it right away. I should also get enough sleep every day that I can.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/18/2018 12:33 PM
    Bad air and smoke can harm our environment, especially smoking.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 10/20/2018 6:53 PM
      I agree...poor air quality both indoors and outdoors can do much to harm the health of individuals and our local environment. Second hand smoke or smoke from wildfires effects us all negatively.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/18/2018 12:32 PM
    I can help in community service. I already have to do this because for catechism, I am required to do 10 community services. 

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    Andrea Hernandez 10/18/2018 12:28 PM
    My challenge has been going well. I feel like I am learning more each day about helping the environment. It feels nice to help my team by earning points which are doing great deeds.