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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Kenny Mendoza

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 960 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    9.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    160
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    9.0
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning

Kenny's Actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 12 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Kenny Mendoza's avatar
    Kenny Mendoza 10/24/2018 11:40 AM
    Last day! Let’s do it MHCC! 

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/23/2018 12:00 PM
    No matter where we end up in ranking, we are doing our part for the future. 
  • 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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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 2:03 AM
    The ocean/river life are affected by items that are not disposed of correctly. For example, all the chemicals from the plastic running into the rivers and lakes harming the aquatic life. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:59 AM
    If the environment health is poor, for example, air pollution. It will also affect the community heath by breathing in the polluted air and therefore, having an effect on personal health.  

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:51 AM
    Super late/early, but trying 
    to get those points !
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:50 AM
    Something things that I thought you couldn’t compost, for example, a cotton shirt. As long as you rip it up. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:46 AM
    Went to the convention center in Portland and saw that there were sorting bins with recyclables. For example, compost, plastic and paper. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:43 AM
    Car pooling does wonders. Reduces carbon emission and also builds relationships. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:42 AM
    Having a different point of view opens up new ideas.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

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    Kenny Mendoza 10/22/2018 1:41 AM
    Continue recycling at home.