Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez

HAGE

"looking cute or whateve' all while saving the Earth -\_("/)_/-"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,903 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    893
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5,500
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    114
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,475
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Eresay's Actions

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Create a Stronger Mental/Physical health

As I exercise I will think about the things I can do and be grateful for it, practice it, and see results of good mental/physical health in the end. When I am done exercising I will meditate for 20 minutes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 100 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED -1
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 5 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/20/2019 11:09 AM
    Ate breakfast with a friend, and made sure not to waste any food. Feeling good and happy.

  • Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/19/2019 12:33 PM
    The refined sugar is actually harder than I thought it would be just because I'm surrounded by it everywhere I go and I'm just like >:/ when I want to eat something that looks good but realize it has refined sugar. I feel like if the industry didn't make us think we needed it or that it was SOOO good it wouldn't affect me as much. But for now it's a struggle, but I'm trying and I will get better.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

    Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/18/2019 6:03 PM
    my chief motivation for foraging is that it does have to do a lot with my culture since my grandma and aunts would make food from food that was foraged and so my mom always tries to do the same. It shows the value of the food we eat and make. & it is apart of the culture so thats my chief motivation for foraging.

  • Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/18/2019 10:44 AM
    This challenge has opened my eyes into seeing the blessings I've had in front of me all this time. We should all be thankful for what we have and be considerate for the future generations to the same if not better.

  • Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/18/2019 10:42 AM
    Theres this quote by Buddha that I really like, it says, "What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." I choose to like the way I want.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/17/2019 6:15 PM
    Something I can do to reduce the number of flight per year is travel less by plane and travel when necessary by a more eco friendly method, so by electric trains or a bus where instead of going individually in a car I can travel with a whole bunch of people and the C02 is reduced. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/17/2019 6:11 PM
    Spending more time outdoors might enhance ones brain power simply by breathing fresh air and taking in what mother earth has to offer us. It can make one aware of the true beauties in life and make them more grateful.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

    Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/17/2019 6:08 PM
    I think I was just because of what I was used to growing up, but now I don't really drink any sugar drinks, mostly water but i sometimes struggle with sweets like chocolate or ice-cream. Those are my weaknesses. But I am trying my best!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/17/2019 6:06 PM
    i practice self care by working out and listening to music. basically doing anything that makes me take a step back from life and feel nice.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/17/2019 6:04 PM
    ;This makes me feel good because I already do most of my mail electronically and it is much faster and efficient than paper mail that will just end up in the trash anyways. The next step i will take to reduce my waste is to try to use the least amount of plastic i can.