Layla Foz

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Challenges

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

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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.

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Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

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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 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

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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.

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Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 20 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 25 minutes each day.

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Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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  • 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 reuseable one with you? 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 establish this a successful habit?

    Layla Foz 11/23/2018 12:33 AM
    I carry the items on my hand and when i can't i ask for paper boxes. if there is none ill accept the disposable bag and use it for my bathroom  trash later. to make it less often i leave reusable bags in my car.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    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?

    Layla Foz 11/23/2018 12:31 AM
    I feel like eating organic food is cheaper when you measure how many problems with your health you're avoiding by consuming them, and then you'll spend a lot more money on doctors and features to get your body working well again, when you save money and time if eating healthier in the first place
  • 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?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:40 AM
    Google. I live in Oahu, Hawaii so my water comes from aquifers.
  • 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?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:39 AM
    I use straws and simply stopped using them. For coffee cups I bring my own mud when I get coffee, I try to pick the vegetables with no bags but when I need to buy like almonds I bring socks to the super market. I'm still working on the no plastic water bottle/cup but I try to remind myself to bring a reusable bottle. I bring my chopsticks instead of using plastic forks as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the things that water provides for you?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:36 AM
    Water keeps me alive, keeps my body healthy and hydrated, keeps my skin good, keeps my house/my clothing clean, makes all my goods, is the source of my food, and provides me my fun times.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:35 AM
    Change my shower to a low flow one.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:34 AM
    My relationship with the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:33 AM
    It made me have a clearer look into my relationships and what I needed to change in me because a lot of days I choose to go out on a walk in my moment of anger, and instead of reacting agressivelly I take my time to think it through during my walk. Also, I had make ideas during walks.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:24 AM
    eating well, with balanced nutrients and energy sources, with products with low harm to the environment on their production, and that will help your community, that's why it's important to shop for your food locally.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    Layla Foz 11/22/2018 6:13 AM
    Glass isn't recyclable in my area. I learned that if it's not clean it's not recyclable. For example a yogurt pot, if it's dirty it's useless to recycling, so you need to make sure the items are clean. The most difficult part is when a product is made by more than one material and you have to be constantly checking if that is recyclable or not.