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October 7 - October 28, 2020
Héctor Solís's avatar

Héctor Solís

HP Costa Rica

"Vamos por un Mundo Mejor!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 426 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    34
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    16
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    31
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    37
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    2.0
    advocacy actions
    completed

Héctor's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

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

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 12
DAILY 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 13
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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 8:36 PM
    It is difficult for people to become aware of the damage they do to the planet and their communities with inconsiderate actions of the use of plastic for example
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 6:29 PM
    It is not easy, I´m working on that, reading and trying to find a easy way.
  • 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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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 6:27 PM
    Its make me feel so good, my next steps is to teach to my family what to do to help too.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 6:26 PM
    I keep in my desk all the time the reusable botle, so I don´t have the chance to use watter bottles.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 6:24 PM
    It is hard at the begining, but ones you get use to, it is a very nice feeling, because you know that we are helping to have a better world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 6:19 PM
    Something that can work is we keep all the tieme reusable bags in de car, ones have been used, put them back. In a situation like this we can take cart to de car and put then without a bag. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Héctor Solís 10/28/2020 6:11 PM
    We can reduce the use of an automovile and do more bicycle por transportation. 

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    Héctor Solís 10/27/2020 3:02 PM
    One day left, but is the bigining of a new era, to keep this new habits going on !
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Héctor Solís 10/27/2020 2:59 PM
    We can start at home, to teach to all members that we can print two-sided and then we can teach others like job, school, university, etc. 

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    Héctor Solís 10/23/2020 9:26 PM
    We are doing great ! we aren on the last days, please up date your information !