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Alina Acosta Martinez

UDEM 2018 EcoChallenge

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 205 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2
    people
    helped
  • up to
    9
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    16
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Alina's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 11/01/2018 3:04 PM
    La mayoría de las veces es posible cargar el mandado sin la necesidad de bolsas o incluso ponerlo directamente en el carrito de super, lo único que seria mas complicado es el uso de las bolsas para las frutas o verduras ya que muchos no contamos con bolsas de tela para eso
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 11/01/2018 7:30 AM
    Uso mas bolsas de plástico (las que están en el área de frutas y verduras) y puedo sustituirlas por comprar o hacer mis propias bolsas de tela

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 11/01/2018 7:21 AM
    Reto: "Use a Reusable Water Bottle" - Sigo rellenando mi termo y no tengo necesidad de comprar agua embotellada 

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 11/01/2018 7:17 AM
    Reto: "Skip the Straw" - Traigo mis propios popotes :)

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 10/30/2018 2:20 PM
    Reto "More Fruits and Veggies"
    He agregado mas frutas y verduras a mis alimentos

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 10/30/2018 2:18 PM
    Reto: Help Others (I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.)
    Ayude a mis compañeras con dudas sobre el Ecochallenge

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 10/29/2018 2:57 PM
    Reto "More Fruits and Veggies" 

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 10/29/2018 2:57 PM
    Reto
    "Turn it off" -
    Apagar los focos cuando no se utilicen

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    Alina Acosta Martinez 10/26/2018 9:29 AM
    Reto: "Use a Reusable Water Bottle"