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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Araceli Flores

Beneficial State

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 561 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    15
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    110
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    2.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    12
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    27
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Araceli's actions

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and/or unsubscribing from catalogs.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet per day.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Araceli Flores 10/28/2016 5:22 PM
    Today was the last day of the eco challenge! I plan on incorporating the challenges into my everyday life. 

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    Araceli Flores 10/27/2016 9:57 AM
    I have completely switched all of my bills from paper to paperless. I wish there was a way to opt out of receiving all of the ads and other junk mail. 

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    Araceli Flores 10/25/2016 7:09 PM
    Today I downloaded the Seafood Watch app. I read the "about sustainability" portion of the app and was amazed at the information I learned. I now know what to look for and what questions to ask when I am purchasing seafood at my local supermarket. I had no idea what type of an impact wild fishing had on the ocean. I was also happy to see that Whole Foods is on board with sustainability in seafood. 

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    Araceli Flores 10/25/2016 4:55 PM
    The faucet in my kitchen finally got fixed! :) Wooohooo! 

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    Araceli Flores 10/24/2016 11:22 AM
    I made an appointment for my annual physical today! I had been putting that off for a long time! Thanks eco challenge. :) 

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    Araceli Flores 10/23/2016 6:20 PM
    This week I am turning my focus to fixing the faucet in my kitchen and putting in a couple of volunteer hours! 

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    Araceli Flores 10/21/2016 2:32 PM
    I cleaned out my closet and was able to set many items aside to donate! I am choosing to donate clothing I no longer wear to the New Visions center for women in Visalia. 

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      Leah DeVecchio 10/22/2016 10:20 AM
      That's wonderful my friend. You are inspiring. I need to clean out my closet for the cooler weather ahead as well.

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    Araceli Flores 10/19/2016 5:25 PM
    I took the time to spend 10 minutes outdoors today and enjoy nature. It's nice to escape from technology sometimes. 

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    Araceli Flores 10/17/2016 5:31 PM
    Today I dedicated myself to finally fixing that leaky faucet in my kitchen. It's a one time challenge that I look forward to accomplishing. 

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    Araceli Flores 10/17/2016 9:13 AM
    I kept up with the challenge over the weekend! I added an additional challenge today  to spend 10 minutes per day connecting with nature.