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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Fabiola Amador

CC Affinity LGBTQ

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 671 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    605
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Fabiola 's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities. Fixing leaky faucets can save up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Replace Manual Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans and nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 90 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 60 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY 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

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Fabiola Amador 4/20/2021 7:22 AM
    Every single time I use delivery food services the apps have options to let you know which restaurants have a sustainable package, I try to order more from those type of restaurants and also applications and gov institutions are pushing towards that change to be done. 

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    Fabiola Amador 4/19/2021 1:36 PM
    Great article about redlining and the effects on the environment
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/past-racist-redlining-practices-increased-climate-burden-on-minority-neighborhoods/

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    Fabiola Amador 4/19/2021 10:33 AM
    This past weekend I took another step on supporting food delivery services that have eco friendly options. There are also some campaigns online to have businesses switch from non-reusable plastics to some compostable options. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket
    How close is the nearest climate-friendly supermarket to your home? How could you encourage local supermarket to reduce or phase out their use of HFC refrigerants?

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    Fabiola Amador 4/19/2021 10:30 AM
    There are very few options still in Mexico City but I have found some small businesses that offers good options, since they are small supermarkets they don't have HFC refrigerants. It would be nice to see supermarkets in Mexico take a better approach to this. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

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    Fabiola Amador 4/19/2021 10:27 AM
    Immensely it not only affect the economy of the families but due to poor planning and investment these become hot points within the city, the highest temperatures are registered in previously redlined communities and this affects people's health since they don't have access to AC during this time of the year or they might get hit with higher electrical bills which they might not be able to afford. Racist policies from the past are still having an effect on today's world. Conscious planning needs to go into effect regardless of race or income, every human being deserves to live in a good place and have healthy air to breathe as well as green options around them that provide a better life quality. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Fabiola Amador 4/19/2021 10:12 AM
    There are more and more bamboo alternatives on the market now I was able to find several items on the regular supermarket and also online, I will be trying these out when needed. 

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    Fabiola Amador 4/08/2021 2:13 PM
    I found the methane digesters information so interesting, I had no idea farms could generate that much energy! 

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    Fabiola Amador 4/08/2021 1:08 PM
    So far this has been very educational, it has definitely opened my eyes and in my daily activities I am beginning to look for ways in which I can do something aside from the actions already delimited in my dashboard
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

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    Fabiola Amador 4/08/2021 11:31 AM
    I do not have thermostats in my house since I live in Mexico City and AC or heating is not something we usually have, we have portable fans and heaters which are commonly used in Spring and Winter to warm or cool the house. For this spring instead of automatically switching on the fan I'm instead opening the windows in my house, this keeps the house cool with no need to turn on the fan. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Fabiola Amador 4/08/2021 11:27 AM
    This is one subject I'm thorn about, whilst I don't deny the benefits of having more green areas in metropolitan spaces I find it conflicting that this leads to gentrification, I feel every single person should have access to green spaces regardless of their economic status and areas where green development projects take place should not be gentrified because of this. Cost of living should not rise just because you have access to a park.