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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Maria Cardona

HP PUERTO RICO

"Yo ayudo a proteger el medio ambiente, porque es el futuro de mis hijos y mis nietos, y quiero que tengan un Mundo saludable."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 872 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.6
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    52
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    712
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    16
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    238
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    680
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Maria's Actions

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

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

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

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

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 1 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

Do at Home

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

Do at Home

I will install an alternative energy system, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 30 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic 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

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

Do at Home

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 1 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 3:22 PM
    The country's meats and fruits. For example: breadfruit, bananas, oranges, pineapples, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work From Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. How have you used technology to replace in-person meetings or work this year?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 3:16 PM
    Well, due to the COVID situation, we have been forced to move to work from home. It has been a bit complicated, but it can be done. Many people noticed that by not seeing so many cars on the road, the sky looked bluer. If they listened better to the birds in the surroundings. Within all the bad, nature, took a break from us.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 3:11 PM
    Forgiveness is very difficult, but if you do it, it gives you a sense of calm and satisfaction.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 3:07 PM
    Well, right now. My daughter and a friend of hers are included in our exercise routine. We support each other and spend time together in the gym.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it often difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 3:05 PM
    I think we are used to looking after our closest circle, and we do not realize the damage we can do to others. And I understand that it is also a lack of knowledge.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 3:03 PM
    I feel very good contributing to the environment. I practically no longer receive paper bills.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 2:59 PM
    By helping to maintain the temperature levels inside the house, I avoid the use of A / C and save energy. In turn, I help the environment by reducing the consumption of oil, and the consequences to the environment that its use causes.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Maria Cardona 10/28/2020 2:53 PM
    take care of our bodies of water, collect rainwater for sanitary use, repair water lea
    ks, install equipment that saves water consumption.

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    Maria Cardona 10/23/2020 7:05 PM
    Me encanta este challenge, porque me da la oportunidad de aprender y explorar otras alternativas para ayudar en el medio ambiente.