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Marisol Gonzales

Eco Organic

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 85 This Week
  • 712 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    30
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    33
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    298
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    298
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    679
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Marisol's Actions

Community

Join my Student Government or Local Group

I will join my neighborhood association, student government, or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 7 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

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 3 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/25/2020 2:24 PM
    Today I got my new toothpaste I ordered. It's small mint like capsules and you bite and add water and it turns to toothpaste. The container it comes in is a glass jar and is refillable. This will cut back on toothpaste waste I'm putting into landfills. I also got a bamboo toothbrush! I'm very excited about this investment. 

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/15/2020 11:54 PM
    Today I purchased a reusable coffee cup. I'm excited for how much plastic I'll be keeping out of landfills with using it when going to Starbucks!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/08/2020 11:02 PM
    In my family, we invested in sustainable shower heads one year and it became a reoccurring thing we just did. We also transitioned to sustainable light bulbs as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/08/2020 10:58 PM
    Practicing gratitude in the morning helps me feel positive and upbeat the remainder of the day. It keeps me motivated to be happy and spread positivity to  those around me. Practicing gratitude also makes you realize how fortunate and blessed you are on a daily basis. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join my Student Government or Local Group
    How can your community support inclusive decision making?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/08/2020 10:55 PM
    I tune into my school government meetings. We have different representatives for different people whether that's for where you live, if you're an athlete, if you're an undergrad or graduate, if you're an honors student, etc. I think it's a great way for everyone to feel represented and/or heard. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/08/2020 10:53 PM
    I live in an apartment so we pay for our electricity. I did some research to try and find out hoe hour electricity is generated but I was unable to find anything. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/08/2020 10:40 PM
    The Hawaii State Department of Health is advising the public not to eat fish and shellfish caught in the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Fuel Pier and Marina Area, a military protected area within Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Fish caught in this area may contain harmful chemicals. I need to be more aware of where my fish comes from because it's not something I have worried about prior to researching this. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/08/2020 10:37 PM
    I could incorporate other R's into my lifestyle by being more aware of my waste, what I eat, and what I use on a daily basis. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/03/2020 2:17 PM
    Walking allows me to be more aware of my surroundings and take it in a lot more then in a car. I'm able to feel the sun, smell the plants, see the flowers on the side, and interact more with my community when walking. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Does this statistic describe your own transportation habits? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

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    Marisol Gonzales 11/03/2020 2:15 PM
    No. Being a student here in Hawai'i, a car is very expensive. I use the bus as transportation or I walk. Living in the downtown are is definitely an advantage.