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Alexis Martinez

CSUMB ENSTU 309 Online

POINTS TOTAL

  • 45 TODAY
  • 45 THIS WEEK
  • 432 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    50
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    11
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    water collection system
    installed
  • UP TO
    160
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    18
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    55
    minutes
    spent learning

Alexis 's actions

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 ACTION

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 15 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 4
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 15 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Alexis  Martinez 's avatar
    Alexis Martinez 4/03/2024 8:05 PM
    One thing I can do to help my community become more sustainable is definitely educate and advocate for the different ways households can be sustainable. I have started this in my own household by starting a compost bin and reducing water usage.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (school, work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Alexis Martinez 4/02/2024 3:44 PM
    Lately, I have been carpooling with my co-workers who also happen to be my best friends. We work Monday through Friday and also live in close proximity to each other. Normally, we alternate weeks of driving. Sometimes, when we communicate to each other that we have to run errands, we decide to do them together and will take one car. (ex. grocery store, the mall)
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Alexis Martinez 4/02/2024 3:24 PM
    I believe practicing gratitude definitely keeps you humble and become more thankful for the people and things that surround you day-to-day. It allows one to realize how fortunate they are compared to others who may be in a situation who are less fortunate when it comes to certain things. This may further allow someone to help out people whom may need the assistance because they have the means to do it.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Alexis Martinez 3/21/2024 8:37 PM
    I was able to plant herbs in an elevated planter that my dad build for me. For some time now, I have been wanting to be able to grow my own herbs in order the avoid repeatedly buying herbs from my local grocery store.
    It’s been a month since I first planted seeds. Right now, I can see the plants breaking through the soil!