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David Aceves

PLNU Sustainable Superstars Summer 2021

"Finish this class."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,256 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    114
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    109
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    119
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    33
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,163
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    114
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    980
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    42
    whole food meals
    consumed

David's Actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 63
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 3 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 63
DAILY ACTIONS

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 when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 33
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 33
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 49
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 49
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 25 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 63
DAILY ACTIONS

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    David Aceves 8/20/2021 1:40 PM
    Well. Glad it's coming to an end. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    David Aceves 8/20/2021 1:39 PM
    Life feels much slower walk as one of course would take longer to get to Point B. It's great in order to not feel as if life is just speeding by. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How can we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    David Aceves 8/20/2021 1:38 PM
    The simple answer lies in having that inherent gratitude. By truly having it, the proof of it is in the reflection of developing convicting moral obligations.
  • 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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    David Aceves 6/28/2021 1:38 AM
    I can help others out of influence. In my work, this would be a slight detail that others could perhaps begin to notice and pick up on it overtime. Regarding company wide, it's definitely not happening considering how much longer it takes for things to double-scan. In my case, I have to pull out the paper every time now. Perhaps there's a way to program it in excel but as of now it's tedious.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    David Aceves 6/28/2021 1:37 AM
    I agree even though I've been, at least to this point of my life, fortunate to be healthy enough to not see a doctor recently. Growing up, while fast-food was present, it didn't match the awesome home meals we had at home. Evidently, it's so much better to eat at home (at least more than fast food).
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    David Aceves 6/03/2021 7:27 PM
    Locally speaking, the health of water is impacted by how much we use it everyday and our responsibility on where we dispose our trash. Globally, there are sea vehicles and oil stations which affect the health of our great oceans. Considering my low level of influence, I can lead by example to my friends and family to not litter and take showers out of necessity and not mere pleasure. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    David Aceves 6/03/2021 7:24 PM
    It helps me take care of our environment more because through gratitude, the value of my resources mean more to me. Hence, I want to take care of them more. 

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    David Aceves 5/27/2021 12:40 AM
    It's going well considering that I gave myself realistic expectations that reflect my daily routine. My only issue has been to return to this dashboard and actually record what I did. I'm glad at least you can come back to previous dates. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Does this statistic describe your own transportation habits? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

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    David Aceves 5/20/2021 11:08 PM
    This one is hard for me because my lifestyle does consist of needing to drive. Like many, life would be extremely difficult without a car. But I can squeeze in some moments in which I don't need it (going to a shop for something small).
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    David Aceves 5/20/2021 11:06 PM
    My future. In other words, really come to think what is it exactly I wish to do in order to become a productive member of society.