Kaesha Yanes

Rainbow Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 65 This Week
  • 519 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,320
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    9
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    495
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    345
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    405
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 120 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 120 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/03/2019 11:15 PM
    Sanitation is the key to be able to use all parts of the vegetable. For example, if I had a carrot, I would use a brush to scrub all of its sides, and the small narrow spaces where the dirt usually resides. Once it is cleaned thoroughly, it is okay to incorporate the entire vegetable into my meal. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/03/2019 11:11 PM
    I become more aware of my surroundings. I can just stop by anywhere and observe people, the environment, and I get to discover new places too. 
  • 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?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/02/2019 4:15 AM
    I use plastic bags, sanitary napkins, and sometimes straws and plastic cups. Plastic bags can be substituted with reusable bags that can be bought from grocery stores, Ross, etc. For sanitary napkins, I don't think there is any suitable substitution for me since these types of napkins are best suited for me. For plastic cups and straws, I substitute it with a reusable cup and straw that I bought from starbucks.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

    Kaesha Yanes 10/28/2019 2:58 AM
    I can do this by purchasing items that are my "needs" rather than my "wants". It is also smart to donate my stuff to salvation army or good will in order to get rid of the things that I don't need anymore.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Kaesha Yanes 10/28/2019 2:56 AM
    I feel that I respect the food better when eating mindfully. It is also better because I am able to spend time talking to my family during meal times. 
  • 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?

    Kaesha Yanes 10/28/2019 2:54 AM
    This challenge wasn't as hard for me because I keep myself busy as much as possible. Today, I volunteered at church and spent time with my family. I am glad that I didn't spend too much time on my phone today!
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Kaesha Yanes 10/01/2019 2:27 AM
    To reduce more of my water footprint, what I can do is to reduce my use of water, such as cleaning dishes, from too much to just enough. To explain it better, I wash dishes by hand. In order to use just enough water, I would have to set the faucet on at a right amount, enough to rinse my plates properly. 
  • 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?

    Kaesha Yanes 10/01/2019 2:23 AM
    By inviting some of my family and friends into my exercise routine, I can be closer and create stronger bonds with them. Since I don't go to the gym and exercise outdoors, I think it is also good because I am becoming more aware of my surroundings. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Kaesha Yanes 10/01/2019 2:20 AM
    Being grateful for people around me helps me become more appreciative of what I have and become more accepting of people. I've noticed that I have become more productive, happy, and whole.