Malia Torres

Sustainability Sisters

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 89 This Week
  • 773 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    10,060
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    45
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    152
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per 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 0
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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 30 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 0
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

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 120 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

    Malia Torres 10/28/2019 11:26 PM
    I can prevent myself from accumulating things by only buying things that I need and donating my old items to goodwill
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Malia Torres 10/28/2019 11:25 PM
    Increasing the temperature on the air conditioner or unplugging appliances
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

    Malia Torres 10/28/2019 11:23 PM
    Nutritious food for a community implies that the community is not a food desert and there is access to fresh fruit, vegetables, or other whole healthful foods through a grocery store or farmers market. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

    Malia Torres 10/28/2019 2:03 AM
    I was most surprised about how much electricity our AC units use. They use a significant amount of power just to cool a small space. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Malia Torres 10/28/2019 2:02 AM
    Electricity on Oahu is mostly generated from petroleum-fired power plants, producing greenhouse gases. This is bad for the environment and us. Renewable energy sources are on the rise but there are some protests stopping the production of wind turbines. There is a need for renewable energy but at what cost?
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Malia Torres 10/28/2019 1:50 AM
    I'm finding that if I go to bed earlier and start my day earlier I feel more energized throughout the day and less tired. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Malia Torres 10/22/2019 1:41 PM
    We need to ensure that we conserve our water since it all comes from an aquifer to make sure that we don't drain the aquifer.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

    Malia Torres 10/22/2019 1:39 PM
    The main source of water on Oahu is from an aquifer.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Malia Torres 10/15/2019 2:07 PM
    In Hawaii, those that live on the coast or those who rely on agriculture or fishing are most affected by environmental degradation or irresponsibility. Families with homes on the water are and will continue to be affected by rising sea levels or natural disasters. 
  • 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?

    Malia Torres 10/15/2019 2:05 PM
    I like to incorporate other values into my exercise routine by going to the gym with my friends or going on hikes.