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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Gladys Santiago

HP PUERTO RICO

"Simplicity is a way of life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,307 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    3.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    22
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    1,222
    minutes
    spent learning

Gladys's Actions

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

Do at Home

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 12 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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

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

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

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

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

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

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

Community

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 3 conversations.

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

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

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

Leave No Trace

Do at Home

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

Simplicity

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

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

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  • Gladys Santiago's avatar
    Gladys Santiago 10/27/2020 10:48 AM
    If we avoid contamination within the recyclying container, it will be used for handcrafts.

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    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 8:02 AM
    I had learned a lot in my lectures during this challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 8:01 AM
    I can plant a garden in patio containers and in a plot of land in the backyard.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 8:00 AM
    Planting a tree exercises us mentally as we select the type of tree we want to plant, physically because we exercise and spiritually because we give the environment an opportunity to provide us with oxygen.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 7:59 AM
    One important advantage is to obtain best quality products and enhance the farmer economy.
  • 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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    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 7:57 AM
    I am using more fruits less candies. This is a healthy choice.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 7:57 AM
    It is important to maintain a conversation by being an active listener because in this way we show our interest in communication.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

    Gladys Santiago's avatar
    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 7:57 AM
    It is important to maintain a conversation by being an active listener because in this way we show our interest in communication.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join My Neighborhood Association
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

    Gladys Santiago's avatar
    Gladys Santiago 10/26/2020 7:51 AM
    In a community, every decision must be accepted by all its members, in this way everyone is included.

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    Gladys Santiago 10/24/2020 6:58 PM
    HERE THERE AREN'T GLASS RECYCLING DEPOT.