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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Luis Carlos Lopez

HP Costa Rica

"Reciclar y reusar todos los días"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,111 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    36
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    46
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    111
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    25
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    288
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    5.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    103
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    495
    minutes
    spent learning

Luis Carlos's Actions

Waste

Compost Food Waste

Do at Home

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Tend a Garden

Do at Home

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

Do at Home

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

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

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 5 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 5 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

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

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 17
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

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

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 1 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

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

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/28/2020 7:39 AM
    Fue un placer haber paticipado en este ecochallenge
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

    Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:21 AM
    Honradez, Respeto y Empatía
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

    Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:20 AM
    Buenos valores nos hacen buenas personas
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:16 AM
    Hablandole a familiares y amigos a cerca de ahorrar energía
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install Greywater Catchment
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:13 AM
    El agua es un bien necesario para la vida diaria
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:12 AM
    En Barva de Heredia, muchas comunidades se verian afectadas si esta fuente de agua se cierra
  • 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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    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:10 AM
    Escases de agua en varias regiones cerca de mi casa
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

    Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:10 AM
    Usando agua de lluvia para regar plantas o lavar el carro
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join My Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

    Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:07 AM
    Permitiendo que cualquier persona forme parte de los grupos de vecinos no importa su color, religión o preferencia sexual
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Luis Carlos Lopez's avatar
    Luis Carlos Lopez 10/12/2020 11:04 AM
    Empezar a reciclar en nuestros hogares