Marcelo Barbosa

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SUMMER 20

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,177 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    19
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    19
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    21
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    185
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    28
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,500
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    192
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Marcelo's Actions

Create Your Own Action

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 1.11 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 010 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 28
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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Marcelo Barbosa 6/04/2020 12:44 AM
    So far so good! I have noticed that I am more concerned about my waste and how to be accountable for future generations.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally from now on, what would be the most difficult food item for you to give up? Why?

    Marcelo Barbosa 5/29/2020 9:51 PM
    It would be hard to live without oranges, avocados and bananas 

    • Professor Morrell 6/04/2020 1:18 PM
      One of my greatest joys is picking an orange from my tree and having it with a fresh egg for breakfast! Ill be sad when the season is over!

    • Coral McDuffee 5/30/2020 8:29 PM
      avocados are my jam 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

    Marcelo Barbosa 5/27/2020 10:07 PM
    About 70% of Encinitas's water is imported from the Colorado River and Northern California. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is the Water Authority's largest supplier, providing 45 percent of the water supplies for the region
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Marcelo Barbosa 5/24/2020 8:16 PM
    Eating practicing mindfulness differ by listening to your body and what it wants at that point in time
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Marcelo Barbosa 5/22/2020 10:10 PM
    Stop taking shopping bags from the supermarket and carry my reusable water bottle 

  • Marcelo Barbosa 5/21/2020 11:26 PM
    I am following the school project at the first place, however, the challenges are shifting my habits into a healthier and conscious perspective  
  • Reflection Question
    Create Your Own Action Try Carpooling
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety.

    Marcelo Barbosa 5/21/2020 3:33 PM
    I think the most important factor which influences my choice of transportation is convenience, especially here in North San Diego where the public transportation is not easily accessible 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Marcelo Barbosa 5/15/2020 10:20 PM
    I would invest more time reflecting to make a difference on someone's life