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Kathrina Mae Laureto

Da Sustainable Stingrayz

"#savetheearth :p"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,131 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,220
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    8,970
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1,670
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    960
    minutes
    spent learning

Kathrina Mae's Actions

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 30 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 58
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 15 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 5 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 53
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 53
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 53
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 58
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Outdoor Solar Powered Lights

I will switch as many lights that I have outdoors to solar powered ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 120 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 60
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 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/22/2022 11:13 PM
    I think the biggest affect climate change would have on us is sea level rise, due to the fact that we live on an island lol. The amount of land on the island would decrease, and many would lose their homes. Also, with the warming of the climate the oceans would warm up to causing coral reefs to be destroyed. With that ocean animals lose their homes, and die off. Less fish in the sea, less food for us humans. It's all a big cycle where when one thing is affected, everything ends up being affected. :P
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/22/2022 11:08 PM
    I would simply just add it to my savings for something big, or put it towards school in helping my mom pay for my tuition :)
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/19/2022 5:16 PM
    Pollinators are super essential to our life and survival. Not only to that, but to the environment, and other wildlife. Pollinators are the reason why we are able to have a healthy ecosystem, and foods that grow because of their pollinations. They also help with seed production and dispersion. Without them we wouldn't have things like honey, flowers, specific fruits/vegetables, and more. :)

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/19/2022 5:06 PM
    We're doing a pretty decent job seeing that we did't start off strong. I did lose my streak of checking in daily, but I swear from today till the last day I will actually keep the streak :)
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/13/2022 3:40 AM
    I moved to where I am now when I was eight months old, and lived here in the same house ever since. Eighteen years, I would say that I know my hometown very well. Seeing how well I can describe differences in this town from then and now shows a sense of deep knowledge of my surroundings. The memories are what are important to me. Though it is sad how this town isn't the same as it use to be. There's less greenery and more danger. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/13/2022 3:17 AM
    In order for something to succeed, those who are willing to help are needed. It is also stronger when everyone who is willing to contribute is comfortable with each other. Having a community where everyone is welcoming in one another and is willing to work together helps form a just and sustainable society. 

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/12/2022 3:48 PM
    i lost my streak again, because i went to sleep 🥰 however, for the remaining 10 days of this ecochallenge, I for sure will check in everyday. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/05/2022 3:47 PM
    Having creativity allows you to do things in a more enjoyable and unique way. When you use creativity, you think outside of the box. You can turn something small into something big with just a little bit more thinking and imagination :) ✨🧚‍♂️ 

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 4/04/2022 11:05 PM
    Ecochallenge is going good :) I wish i could do more things beyond basic, id say, stuff like saving electricity or taking a walk, but i get pretty busy with balancing school work and life things. Nonetheless, I will try to do more things related to sustainability. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Kathrina Mae Laureto 3/30/2022 11:06 PM
    It really just is the idea of doing my part in living eco-friendly, reducing the waste I produce, reducing my carbon footprint, etc. The little things and efforts add up. It is also in hopes for a suitable future for the next generations, because I know my kids and their kids and so on will be living through that, hopefully :)