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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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ruby santamaria

Turning Point School Community Leadership

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 761 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    53
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

ruby's Actions

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

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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

Do at Home

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • ruby santamaria's avatar
    ruby santamaria 10/28/2020 10:32 AM
    Happy national make a difference day! Perfect for the ecochallenge! :-)
  • 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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    ruby santamaria 10/27/2020 12:06 PM
    The ocean is nearby and is severely affected by runoff.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    ruby santamaria 10/27/2020 12:05 PM
    Whenever I do my laundry, I always do it on the cold setting to help the environment. I would someday love to save up for solar panels but I'm skeptical because our roof is so small. I'd love to look into smaller options though. 
  • 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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    ruby santamaria 10/27/2020 12:03 PM
    It's great to buy local produce! Buying foods and composting does a lot of good for the environment! 

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    ruby santamaria 10/27/2020 12:01 PM
    Happy national American Beer Day! Make sure to drink ones that aren't harmful to environment, also please be 21+
    :-)

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    ruby santamaria 10/26/2020 9:09 AM
    Yo happy national pumpkin day/national Tennessee day! 

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    ruby santamaria 10/23/2020 9:05 AM
    wassup happy national boston cream pie day

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    ruby santamaria 10/22/2020 9:09 AM
    How's everyone's challenges going?

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    ruby santamaria 10/22/2020 9:07 AM
    Let's get some points! Also, happy national Make A Dog's Day Day!

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    ruby santamaria 10/21/2020 9:08 AM
    A great alternative to trash bags are biodegradable ones, they really make a difference as most families use a lot of trash bags per year. 

    • Lily :)'s avatar
      Lily :) 10/21/2020 9:17 AM
      yeah! i've heard about those ones made from cornstarch and stuff! it's a great alternative!