Adriana Guzman

Pollution Patrol

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 770 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    34
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1,620
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    25
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Challenges

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 Challenge

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work or school.

COMPLETED 6 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 6 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 6 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 31 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 31 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 27 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 31 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 25 OF 66
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • 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?

    Adriana Guzman 11/24/2018 6:10 PM
    I can limit my water use in dishes and clothes.

    • Eliza DeAngelis 11/24/2018 9:44 PM
      Put a bucket while the shower is running before you get in
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Disconnect from Email
    Notice how much time you were spending checking email away from work and make note of that. Now that you have stepped away from it and have not been checking, what changes are you noticing in your thoughts, use of time, stress and energy levels?

    Adriana Guzman 11/24/2018 6:09 PM
    I am able to focus on my own studies for school or enjoying my own time with friends or reading.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- 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?

    Adriana Guzman 11/24/2018 6:09 PM
    I reduced the amount of paper mail I have with banks and subscriptions and de-cluttering the paper de-clutters my mind. I can make sure my paper waste goes to the necessary place as well as monitoring my other waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

    Adriana Guzman 11/24/2018 6:07 PM
    People in North America eat so much more meat with the idea of wealth surrounding meat. Not everyone can afford meat and being able to have such a "luxury" motivates North Americans. Shifting from this would be more beneficial to the environment as cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas that harms the ozone. If we are bale to eat only 30% nationally it would definitely benefit the planet as well as our health.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Adriana Guzman 10/15/2018 12:05 AM
    Protein is important when planning your meals but meat doesn't necessarily need to be the main source. There is protein in eggs, quinoa, and dried beans. There is an overproduction of meat as well as the amount being consumed in North America. It shows how unhealthy and non-concerning we are for the better of the environment. The amount of methane produced by cows multiples by millions is damaging to the environment. The amount of meat we eat and are producing need to be heavily cut down. We would need to show there us healthier cheaper options with better health benefits than eating meat. I would say putting higher taxes on meat would definitely inhibit the amount of meat that will be eaten by North Americans.
  • Reflection Question
    Health 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?

    Adriana Guzman 10/11/2018 6:04 AM
    I want my sleep patterns and my daily routine to actually be a routine. When I did get at least 7 hours for a couple of days like 2 weeks ago my body felt well rested. So i need to work on being motivated to get what I need done before going to sleep.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

    Adriana Guzman 10/11/2018 6:02 AM
    I need to understand what is a need versus what is a want. I need to make sure to keep myself organized and keep the essentials of my daily life and restocking when necessary. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Adriana Guzman 10/11/2018 6:01 AM
    The easiest way is to us power strips and turning off said power strips when not in use. This feature is helpful in limiting the amount of wasted energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Adriana Guzman 10/10/2018 7:45 PM
    I think it's important to remember what motivates you, and what makes you happy. The mindset of understanding that your actions don't just affect you, but the people around you as well, is very important. So practicing gratitude causes me to be motivated that my actions in wanting a better world will be for the better. What I do isn't for nothing.