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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez

HP Costa Rica

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 437 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    500
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    23
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    81
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Maria Fernanda 's Actions

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 1 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 5/04/2021 9:37 AM
    My biggest challege was to do the vegan meals, I had no idea what to do, but I think you can start simple, so I created the morning or afternoon snack using only fruits, veggies and some carbs, they were good and fulling. I learned to become creative! 

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 4/08/2021 7:58 AM
    Today while I was hanging my clothes to air dry them, I realized that small actions have not only for the environment but for us as well, as my electricity bill has gone from 65.000 colones a month to 47.000 colones since I stopped using the air drier. I still use it from time to time, but cut the usage at least by 90%. I also do laundry at night, during the times the electric rate is lower. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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?

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 4/08/2021 7:54 AM
    In my house we split the cooking between my 2 adult sons and myself. So they are now helping accomplish this goal, so they make sure they only prepare enough food with no leftovers and if someone is left, we use it the next day as part of the new meal. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 4/08/2021 7:50 AM
    The convenient store is 300 mts away from my house, I used to take the car to go do basic small items shopping, now I am walking this distance. Small progress, but progress s
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 4/08/2021 7:48 AM
    This has been the hardest one for me, I am used to eat meet all the time. So I am coming up with different recipes to try to comply with at least 1 per day. 
    Today I prepared a bean soup with rice, cilantro and added tomatoes 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 4/08/2021 7:46 AM
    I am loving this part of the challenge as since the pandemic started I stopped exercising and became very passive. This is forcing me to take time for me and this reduces the stress levels! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Maria Fernanda Acuna Gamez 4/08/2021 7:44 AM
    I live in a town where they cultivate different vegetables and they go door to door to sell them, so by buying from them we are helping the community, the families that depend on this and us with better food