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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Wilmarie Torres

HP PUERTO RICO

"Life is a gift from God."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,313 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    735
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    2.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    3.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    1,257
    minutes
    spent learning

Wilmarie's 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

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

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

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

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

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

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

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

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

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

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Wilmarie Torres's avatar
    Wilmarie Torres 10/26/2020 9:56 AM
    I enjoy the family game time shared with my sister.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

    Wilmarie Torres's avatar
    Wilmarie Torres 10/26/2020 8:32 AM
    The more creative a solution is, the easier it is to apply or execute.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track My Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/26/2020 8:14 AM
    I needed to reduce my wants because before if I see a purse that likes me I purchased it. Now I'm trying to be focussed on my needs only.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/26/2020 8:11 AM
    Eliminate the pollution. We need to be more concious about the trash we produce and leave back.

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/24/2020 6:49 PM
    Soetimes is not easy to reach work-life balance for me.

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/23/2020 9:30 AM
    We need to take control of our health, having a medical ckeck up once a year.

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/22/2020 7:58 AM
    Taking control of our health can save our live.

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/21/2020 3:35 PM
    I'm looking new trails to walk in the evening.

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/20/2020 7:42 AM
    Yesterday we fertilized the tree that we planted in the patio behind the house.

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    Wilmarie Torres 10/19/2020 10:33 AM
    We need to take control with the refined sugars.