francisco quiroz

Sustainable Sealion Superstars

"change the world by trying sustainable solutions"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,736 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    81
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,480
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    310
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    500
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    17
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 42
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 47
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 38
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    francisco quiroz 6/13/2019 5:52 PM
    It is difficult to get in the habit of using a bottle. The biggest challenge is making it part of the daily routine. I was missing my bottle for a week where I had already made it a part of my routine and it made my life difficult. I made myself rely on the bottle and I created a habit. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

    francisco quiroz 6/02/2019 9:12 AM
    It never difficult to chose other activities over screen time. The challenge that  I find is at times I have to check something on my phone and that action draws me into a spiral of checking my phone for other time wasting reasons without being mindful about it. 

  • francisco quiroz 5/30/2019 8:41 PM
    I have become so dependent of my reusable water bottle. Yesterday I left it in class and today I have missed it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    francisco quiroz 5/28/2019 8:42 PM
    My work makes it easy and hard to use reusable mugs. Every year we receive reusable container to use which is always nice but many times it is much easier to use the paper cups provided.

  • francisco quiroz 5/28/2019 8:40 PM
    Holidays are always difficult to complete the challenges

  • francisco quiroz 5/17/2019 6:17 PM
    I forgot to check in yesterday :(

  • francisco quiroz 5/15/2019 6:11 PM
    Everyone is killing it!!!