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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Enache Ioana

HP Bucharest

"passionate about sustainability"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,281 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    338
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    875
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    3.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    18
    minutes
    spent learning

Enache's Actions

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

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

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 1 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Offset for Climate Justice

Do at Home

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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

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

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

Do at Home

I will spend at least 1 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 2 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

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

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

USED COOKING OIL RECYCLE

If we do not properly dispose of cooking oil, there will be effects on the environment. From 1 l of cooking oil, we can obtain 900 ml biodiesel. Campaign to recycle our used cooking oil from our homes

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

Do at Home

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

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

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

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

Conserve Toilet Water

Do at Home

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

Do at Home

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Organize a Course
    How can you use Ecochallenge.org programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

    Enache Ioana's avatar
    Enache Ioana 10/28/2020 3:32 AM
    Sharing ideas within the working community on various topics raised by the Ecochallenge.org programs will later represent the basis of an action plan in our region.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

    Enache Ioana's avatar
    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 2:59 AM
    Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure.

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Organize a Course
    What would you like to discuss about nature, the environment, or sustainability with your family, friends, coworkers or classmates?

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    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 2:55 AM
    How each of us can contribute to improving the environment in order to make it a better place to live. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 2:34 AM
    Contact with natural environments promotes psychological restoration, improved mood, improved attention and reduced stress and anxiety.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Offset for Climate Justice
    What did you learn from the resources? What did you discover from the offset calculator?

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    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 2:33 AM
    Tree planting or reforestation programs are very popular carbon offset projects.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you live in? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 2:20 AM
    I have been living in the same house for more than 35 years and developing a sense of place through geographical experiences has helped me build my social and emotional foundation.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations are just a few examples. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

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    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 2:10 AM
    My main motivation for foraging is as a source of food.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Enache Ioana 10/27/2020 1:58 AM
    It is an essential ecological survival function. Without pollinators, the human race and all of the earth's terrestrial ecosystems would not survive.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants
    Why are old refrigerant gases so harmful to our environment?

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    Enache Ioana 10/24/2020 1:14 AM
    Many refrigerants, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) damage the ozone layer, while others are extremely potent greenhouse gases.
    In fact, one kilogram of the refrigerant R410a has the same greenhouse impact as two tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of running your car for six months.

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

    Enache Ioana's avatar
    Enache Ioana 10/17/2020 2:49 AM
    Fun activities are spiritually enriching, and mentally and physically nourishing.