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October 2 - October 23, 2019
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Jose Alvarez

HP PUERTO RICO

"Preserving the environment for a best future."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,261 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1,560
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    44
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    187
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    44
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jose's Actions

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

High Impact Action Track

Zero-Waste Cooking

Food

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

High Impact Action Track

Plant Trees

Nature

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work, on campus and/or in the spaces I frequent.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 120 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Jose Alvarez's avatar
    Jose Alvarez 10/23/2019 11:14 AM
    I will continue recycling evething I can after this challenge.

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    Jose Alvarez 10/22/2019 8:19 AM
    I donated some clothes to charity.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Jose Alvarez 10/21/2019 11:21 AM
    I learned that newspaper, carton , platics, aluminum and paper accepted by the haulers. Glass is a non recyclable in my community.

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    Jose Alvarez 10/21/2019 6:37 AM
    I talked with a county legislator about green vehicles.

  • Jose Alvarez's avatar
    Jose Alvarez 10/19/2019 7:10 PM
    I did my personal waste audit and discovered that I need to improve some packaging alternatives.

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    Jose Alvarez 10/18/2019 7:58 AM
    I like to buy fresh food at the farmers place.

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    Jose Alvarez 10/17/2019 10:03 AM
    I still recycling everything I can.

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    Jose Alvarez 10/16/2019 5:50 AM
    I will donate some clothe that I really not use.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Jose Alvarez 10/16/2019 5:49 AM
    I will select if is a needed or wanted prior to buy.

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    Jose Alvarez 10/16/2019 5:46 AM
    It is weird carrying my trash.