October 3 - October 24, 2018

Miriam López

HP Guadalajara

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 313 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Community

Volunteer in my Community

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Miriam López 10/24/2018 7:21 AM
    To research and apply different recycling techniques to our inorganic and organic waste, such as handcraft or compost, respectively. Also, we can take our waste to different institutions that works on giving them the proper treatment.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Miriam López 10/24/2018 7:10 AM
    It feels great, specially knowing how much waste reduction a simple action can make.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Miriam López 10/23/2018 2:35 PM
    To unplug the electronic devices and to reduce the use of our automobiles as much as possible.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Miriam López 10/09/2018 7:34 AM
    Some of the barriers I found when I started acquiring this new habit, is the fact that sometimes it is difficult to refill your bottle, specially if you live in countries like Mexico when the water from the sink is not potable, so if you're not at home, at work or another place when you can easily get drinkable water, you might feel tempted to buy a plastic bottle. But at the end all you need is to be precautionary, and to refill your bottle before leaving one of the places mentioned above.