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Kharen Rarogal

Natural Beauties

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 471 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,515
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    15
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    368
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Kharen's Actions

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 14
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Kharen Rarogal 11/04/2020 5:00 PM
    Whenever go to my favorite coffee shop before I usually use plastic straw in every drink that I order. But recently, I ordered metal straw to at least reduce the usage on plastic straw. From then, I always bring my own straw. Also if people is not comfortable using metal straw, they could at least use re usable straws.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Kharen Rarogal 10/06/2020 11:03 PM
    I still can express my personality without buying new clothes by recreating them into new fashion. I don't need to buy new one because I can make them into a newer version. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Kharen Rarogal 10/05/2020 12:08 AM
    Pollution, its been impacting water continuously and worse case is sometimes we don't even notice it. One way to improve health of water is avoiding plastic usage. Eventually those plastic will end up to ocean and could cause water pollution. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Kharen Rarogal 10/04/2020 11:37 PM
    Being grateful for everything despite from this pandemic gives me positive vibes.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Kharen Rarogal 10/04/2020 11:37 PM
    Being grateful for everything despite from this pandemic gives me positive vibes.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Kharen Rarogal 10/04/2020 11:37 PM
    Being grateful for everything despite from this pandemic gives me positive vibes.