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Bianca Bonilla

Eco Warriors

"My mission with the ecochallange is to become more aware around my surroundings of potential waste and how I am able to reduce my carbon footprint. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 893 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    906
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    517
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    238
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    235
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Bianca 's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 37
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 38
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 22
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 38
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Bianca Bonilla 11/24/2020 11:40 PM
    I feel like it does ring true to me. There is something about spending time in nature that is undesirable. Breathing the air on top of your hike or even looking at the ocean wave crash something about it is just breath taking. This builds emotional connection to nature that you become more attached and appreciate a lot more for what the planet does for us.

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Bianca Bonilla 11/24/2020 11:37 PM
    Some ways I would like shift my sleeping patterns is by following a schedule and sticking to it. Some ways would be sleeping early and waking up early. I feel like this benefits me by increasing my productivity and having more energy by not getting enough hours of sleep.

  • Reflection Question
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Bianca Bonilla 11/24/2020 11:34 PM
    Actively listening to someone is very nice because you are able to talk to and fully understand what one another are trying to say. Both individuals benefit by increasing their communication skills and learn how to actively listen.

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Bianca Bonilla 11/24/2020 7:19 PM
    As we all know that plastic water bottles just add on to waste so some ways I have been able to reduce my water bottle usage I have purchased a Brita which is a water filtration system. This filtration system allows be to pour in tap water on top and then it produces clean water for us to drink. This saves money on purchasing water cases and reduces plastic pollution.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Heat and Cool Naturally
    What are other ways you could use the power of the sun to reduce your own environmental footprint?

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    Bianca Bonilla 10/31/2020 8:43 PM
    Other way you can use the power go the sun is by using the sun as a natural dryer. Instead of drying clothes in the dryer Line dry them and you will save not only on you electrical bill but also your environmental foot print!

  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Bianca Bonilla 10/06/2020 12:57 AM
    Practicing gratitude is always very important to remind yourself where you have came from and what you want to accomplish. Reminding yourself your motives make you have stronger drive to do things to better yourself.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Bianca Bonilla 10/04/2020 10:52 PM
    Some way you can incorporate other personal values into daily exercise is to invite them to exercise with you also to create a challenge that both of you or many of you can do together.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

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    Bianca Bonilla 10/04/2020 10:50 PM
    One thing I could do right away to reduce my waste would be having my own reusable food containers for when I get food from the dining hall.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Bianca Bonilla 10/04/2020 10:49 PM
    One of many benefits that water provides for me is hydration. Staying hydrated is not only important but also helps me stay focused on school work and daily activities.