Kaesha Yanes

Rainbow Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 782 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    675
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,035
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    15
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2,640
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kaesha's Actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

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

COMPLETED -1
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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

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 Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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  • Kaesha Yanes 11/20/2019 11:29 AM
    Let's go Rainbow Warriors!

  • Kaesha Yanes 11/20/2019 12:21 AM
    As the challenges went on, it's getting easier for me to do 5-minute showers LOL

  • Kaesha Yanes 11/18/2019 10:56 PM
    I volunteered yesterday for 808 cleanups at Magic Island!

  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/18/2019 10:53 PM
    I like to preserve small cucumbers in glass bottles filled with vinegar. It tastes a lot like pickles from grocery stores. Another thing me and my dad like to make is kimchi. It may be a hassle cutting all the vegetables, but it is all worth it in the end. We love kimchi! 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/18/2019 10:50 PM
    What Rachel Carson said rings true to me. Spending time outside, volunteering for a greater cause made me feel really glad. It was a way for me to connect to the world I am part of. A part of me had a feeling that nature said "thank you" back to me for the work I have done. I think that when one is fixed to staying indoors most of the time, one does not get to appreciate the beauty of nature. If one is sheltered, it is hard to find the emotional things that come with being aware of the natural world.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/17/2019 9:51 PM
    I know a fair amount of things in my community. Most of what I have learned are from my history class in my freshman year. I learned about how the people lived back then in Hawaii-- pre-contact. In the lifestyle and culture of the Hawaiians, they valued the aina so much than we do today. As we all know, our community today, compared to the past is very different. The "sense of place", in my opinion, somehow relates to having a presence of mind. Presence of mind, meaning, being more aware of our surroundings. Not only our surroundings, but being aware that we also part of the surrounding. This is important because when we become aware, we see that we have something to take care of. There are problems within our community that we should fix. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Kaesha Yanes 11/17/2019 9:37 PM
    By being a more responsible individual, meaning, responsible for myself, people around me, and the environment, I will become an example for others to follow. I can also help by raising awareness on the human impacts to the environment, and educate them on ways to become more sustainable.
  • 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.