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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Sonia Tsang

Environmental Chemistry

"just trying to save the planet and have a pizza party"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,199 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    66
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    42
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    563
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    84
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Sonia's Actions

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
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

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

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Support Public Transportation

I will make 2 phone call(s) and/or send 2 emails each day to public officials to advocate for a more comprehensive public transportation system in my region.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Sonia Tsang 10/23/2018 6:22 AM
    I deal with physical and emotional stress of the big problems i face by listening to music and taking the stress of by skateboarding. I can help others cope by talking to them and comforting them if their stressed out.
  • 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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    Sonia Tsang 10/23/2018 6:18 AM
    Some of the positive outcomes that come out of a group garage sale is selling a variety of items that attract different types of people which can draw attention to your garage sale.

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    Sonia Tsang 10/20/2018 1:20 PM
    The October Ecochallenge is almost coming to an end. It's been quite a ride doing all these challenges.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

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    Sonia Tsang 10/20/2018 1:11 PM
    The implications of access to nutritious food for a community is everyone is getting the healthy food that don't contain bad chemicals for you.

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    Sonia Tsang 10/19/2018 6:29 AM
    Currently my challenge is going great and I'm learning more about more water and electricity. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    The US spends roughly 20% of its federal budget on defense. In contrast, 2% goes to education, 20% goes to social security and 3% goes to transportation infrastructure. Do these numbers surprise you at all? Why or why not?

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    Sonia Tsang 10/13/2018 11:28 AM
    These number do and at the same time don't surprise me because the 40% of federal budget on defense and social security is pretty important to overall everyone in the United States. Although it is surprising to see the 5% of the budget go towards education and transportation.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Sonia Tsang 10/11/2018 12:38 PM
    I can get other people involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy by holding forums and having posters around the streets explaining the benefits and bright side of clean energy.

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    Sonia Tsang 10/10/2018 6:34 AM
    My challenge is going great. I'm achieving a lot of my goals lately and I'm top of my teammates. I'm really learning a quite ton from the october ecochallenge! 
  • 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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    Sonia Tsang 10/10/2018 6:25 AM
    I think many people and the native animals that are in the community are affected by environmental degration and environmental irresponsibility. They are affected by the amount of pollution.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Sonia Tsang 10/08/2018 4:56 PM
    I think the talk that is going on about climate change and pollution is general inspires me to act on sustainable energy.