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alexia garcia

Green Sharks

"My goal by the end of this is to reduce my carbon footprint as much as I can and hopefully because I am keeping myself accountable I will be more observant of the harm I am doing."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 958 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4,410
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    183
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    392
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4,311
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    7.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    323
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    278
    minutes
    spent learning

alexia's 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 1 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 45 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 49
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 20 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 51
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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 41
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 49
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    alexia garcia 12/01/2022 1:40 PM
    My roommates and I started going to the beach to enjoy the sunsets and swim without our phones and we also read and do yoga together nightly.
  • 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?

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    alexia garcia 12/01/2022 1:39 PM
    I believe the main water source for Honolulu is red hill but there are a series of 5 aquifer pumps nearby that help supply water.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    alexia garcia 11/15/2022 2:39 PM
    I never used to appreciate the sunset and I never used to even get up early enough to see a sunrise before I moved here, but after going home and experiencing dark gloomy weather after being in Hawaii for 4 months I learned to love the sunset and sunrise. When I lived on the windward side I would go sunrise swimming before class with some friends and now that I live in Waikiki I go sunset swimming all the time with my roommates! Its something so simple thats happened everyday since the day I was born but now after 19 years after a long day of work and school I look forward to nothing more than spending time in the water with my friends and just talking about our day while enjoying the scenery. 
  • 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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    alexia garcia 11/15/2022 2:32 PM
    I used to just have to carry everything that I bought but now I started leaving reusable bags in my moped compartment to make sure that I always have at least one with me.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    alexia garcia 11/15/2022 2:30 PM
    I used to use plastic water bottles everyday but now I bring my hydro flask everywhere with me which is the equivalent of about 4 plastic bottles.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    alexia garcia 10/27/2022 3:47 PM
    I called my two best friends in California and told to tell them how grateful I am for them and just hearing their voices and gratitude made me realize how much a small gesture could do for your relationships. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    alexia garcia 10/27/2022 3:44 PM
    My friends and I walk to the beach from our apartment and swim everyday and we also do yoga before bed
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- 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?

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    alexia garcia 9/20/2022 3:36 PM
    Ive started taking my notes on my laptop as well rather than paper.