Andres Segura

Sustainable Sealion Superstars

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,417 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    48
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    452
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    32
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    8
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    704
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    704
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    232
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 16 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 2.62 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 44
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Andres Segura 6/05/2019 4:36 PM
    My challenge is going very well. Checking into my ecochallenges through the website reminds me be mindful, grateful, and aware of my actions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

    Andres Segura 5/16/2019 11:11 PM
    Today I enjoyed the sunset at the Carlsbad Beach after walking for 5 miles. It was my way of establishing an integral relationship with our planet Earth. 
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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    Andres Segura 5/12/2019 5:24 PM
    I've made it a habit to have reusable grocery bags in my car from the previous time I shopped for groceries. I have also encouraged my family to do the same. That way, we don't have to purchase more plastic bags. My family and I are usually grocery shopping together, so if we forget our reusable bags at home, we can all carry the items out in our hands. 

    • Leah Young 5/20/2019 5:21 PM
      I do the same thing.  I often forget my bags, but I hate to bring more plastic ones home with me, so I just carry my items in my hands.  Whenever I do bring plastic bags home, I reuse them as much as I can.  Most of the time, I'll use them to line our little trash cans instead of buying little trash can liners.
  • 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?

    Andres Segura 5/12/2019 5:20 PM
    I drink a lot of coffee, sometimes at home and other times from Starbucks. I bought a coffee tumblr in order to reduce the amount of single-use coffee cups I purchase for my home. Most of the time, I make coffee at home to use my tumbler, and only go to Starbucks when I'm running late. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Andres Segura 5/12/2019 5:12 PM
    I recently purchased a Hydro Flask to drink water throughout the day without having to use straws or plastic water bottles. However, I eat out on a regular basis, so I will make it a goal to stop asking for straws when dining in a restaurant. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Andres Segura 5/12/2019 5:09 PM
    I have made two-sided printing the default settings on my printer so everyone in my home that uses it will be making this same switch. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- 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?

    Andres Segura 5/12/2019 5:08 PM
    My family and I receive so much paper mail. I am currently going paperless and helping my family enroll in online pay in order to reduce paper waste. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Andres Segura 5/12/2019 5:06 PM
    I will incorporate quality time with my friends, family, and nature by going on walks in the parks and hiking trails near my neighborhood.