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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Maria Salazar

Manhattanville College

"For a world without plastic straws!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 787 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    280
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    280
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Maria's Actions

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk To My Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 20 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 10 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at my school, grocery market, or workplace.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Maria Salazar 10/26/2017 6:12 PM
    After completing this challenge I learn that it doesn't matter if you are the only one doing something for the world because small actions make big changes!

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    Maria Salazar 10/25/2017 2:51 PM
    Even though the challenge is over, keep doing your actions!

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    Maria Salazar 10/23/2017 7:51 AM
    Start the week with a big smile. Spread love and kindness!

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    Maria Salazar 10/21/2017 8:34 AM
    I told my dad to upgrade Heating and a/c units to save on energy. 


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    Maria Salazar 10/19/2017 4:59 PM
    Spend a couple of minutes outside every day and get your dosis of vitamin D from the sunlight. But before doing this, apply sunscreen on your skin.  

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    Maria Salazar 10/16/2017 7:23 PM
    Going to sleep now because I finished my homework earlier, in order to get more minutes of sleep.

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    Maria Salazar 10/16/2017 4:56 AM
    Nothing better than starting the week knowing that you are doing something to help the world!

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    Maria Salazar 10/14/2017 6:11 PM
    Instead of using plastic bags at the grocery store, bring your own reusable bags!