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Manuela Pin Sanches

Eco Warriors

"The Eco-Warriors try to fight climate change as best as they can by changing small day-to-day habits and creating a better impact on the environment. Join us in this combat and let's accomplish our mission of saving planet earth!"

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    728
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    143
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    290
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3,160
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    142
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Manuela's Actions

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

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

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 5 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Joyful Movement

I will spend 60 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

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 2 conversations.

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

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Zero-Waste Period

Every month menstruating women throw away pads, tampons, applicators, plastic, and paper packaging. Using a menstrual cup cuts out all this trash, while also eliminating possible toxins from tampons. Menstrual cups are a cheaper choice in the long-run and also more hygienic than any other menstrual product. I choose it because I believe that every woman/transgender male that menstruates should use the cup over any other menstrual product.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 52
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 55
DAILY ACTIONS

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 48
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 52
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 9:44 PM
    It makes me feel great and I will try to find a way to get companies to stop sending mail to people who used to live in my house as we receive more from those than we do directed at us. The only mail I receive is from the bank and hospital occasionally.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 9:42 PM
    Thinking creatively can help us find different innovative ways to be more sustainable, reduce our waste and find a better solution to cope with our current waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 9:40 PM
    Today, after almost 10 months of collecting recyclables, we went to a recycling place where we separated cans and plastic bottles like shampoo, detergent, soap, and similar big bottles to be recycled even though they do not return money for such things. We also found out that we can give them bottle caps to recycle which is better than throwing them into normal trash.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 3:56 PM
    I love running around the Ala Wai which is a new thing I started doing and it brings me a lot of joy.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 3:55 PM
    My top five core values are: Reliability, Honesty, Commitment, Loyalty, and Consistency. I asked my friends what they think are my core values.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation
    How can practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation be helpful to the health of the environment?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 3:51 PM
    We started going to a Buddhist temple to learn how to meditate and it actually gives me more energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Mindfulness Practice
    What best helped you with your Mindfulness Practice? How does Mindfulness keep you grounded and sustain your work with compassion?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 3:49 PM
    I think we are constantly eager for the future and future events but instead we should focus oh here and now and appreciate every moment, no matter how small.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 3:48 PM
    It did change my vision on something I used to judge before and it's good to be more open minded.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/24/2020 3:47 PM
    Yes, arriving in Hawaii and going on hikes has definitely changed my perspective on life and on things I should be thankful for.

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    Manuela Pin Sanches 11/15/2020 6:14 PM
    I think it is going pretty well but it could be better. I have been trying to cook more and eat more fish than usual. Besides that, I have been spending more time outside as well and watching less TV.