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October 3 - October 24, 2018
Armando Vazquez's avatar

Armando Vazquez

HP Guadalajara

"every action counts and makes a difference, because we get to teach it to someone else, and create a better world fo future generations."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,380 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    264
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    327
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    416
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    66
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    63
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    21
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    388
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Armando's Actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 120 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 20 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 3 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 5.57 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 12 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 13.63 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 22
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Armando Vazquez 10/23/2018 5:33 AM
    everyone is, and it is very sad how environmental culture is still not a priority for most of the people, 
  • 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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    Armando Vazquez 10/23/2018 5:31 AM
    I volunteer to create an urban orchard at our work facility, so we can learn how to grow our ow food
  • 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?

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    Armando Vazquez 10/19/2018 8:25 AM
    just have to get use to carry your own mug, today many places offer a source of water where you can refill it.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Armando Vazquez 10/19/2018 8:24 AM
    tap water is not safe to drink, privatization, although water uis a public human right, no access granted for everyone, the procurement of this resource is still not been concertized as a priority.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    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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    Armando Vazquez 10/18/2018 6:55 AM
    I still don´t get what a straw is supposed to be used for,  I teach my son the importance of avoiding this unnecessary polluting item, 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

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    Armando Vazquez 10/16/2018 5:35 AM
    just by making conscience of how much money and CO2 we can save, just by walking, using the bicycle, or any non motorized vehicle, plus you get to exercise yourself, and appreciate life directly, now form inside a mobile pill isolated form real world
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Armando Vazquez 10/15/2018 6:02 AM
    most of the rain water is mixed with grey water, in most developing countries, which is a problem
  • 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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    Armando Vazquez 10/12/2018 9:30 AM
    I think i dispose about 1.5 kgs of organic waste per day, in 3 months the will be turned into nutrients for my garden
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspire you the most?

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    Armando Vazquez 10/12/2018 5:53 AM
    the fact that if we teach each other how to produce and grow our food in a natural and organic way, we will become ore autonomous, and less dependent from corporations who doesn't pay fairly to the local farmers and are destroying the agricultural system.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Armando Vazquez 10/12/2018 5:48 AM
    i think whenever you use any non motorized way of transportation you get to be more sensible to your surrounding, and pay more attention to what ios going on, instead of being inside a tunnel all the time just going from  A to B and not caring about what you see during the  journey