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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Alissa Aragon

Stan State Eco Challenge Earth Month Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 385 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Alissa's Actions

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Uncompleted
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.

Completed
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 4
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Replace Manual Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 4
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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/29/2021 8:40 AM
    Family planning is a FAMILY consideration and should not be determined or restricted by outside entities hoping to put constraints or perimeters on this decision.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/29/2021 8:34 AM
    This helps me to evaluate my foods differently and to not throw something away if the "best by" date has passed.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:49 PM
    I LOVE riding my bike! I wish I lived in a part of town that had more around that we could ride our bikes to. My children have also enjoyed riding their bikes each day to get exercise.
  • 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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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:48 PM
    I notice people in my neighborhood, changes to peoples homes, and how my mood changes from just being outside. I enjoy having the time to walk my dog each day and listen to podcasts that I miss due to my commute being nonexistent. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:47 PM
    I feel that I grew up in an area where recycling was an inherent part of our daily lives. I need to pass that same habit into my families life as well. Through the shelter in place we have done more repairing and reducing in our lives just from being stagnant. I look forward to practicing refusing and repurposing and learning how to implement those practices.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:45 PM
    Spending quality time with people and with myself.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:44 PM
    Decreasing wasted food, decreasing calories, and not mindless overeating. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:43 PM
    Repurpose! I look forward to challenging myself to repurpose items rather than buying new and contributing to consumerism as a whole.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:41 PM
    I have time to calm my mind and focus on one thing which is very rare.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Alissa Aragon 4/09/2021 2:40 PM
    Turning off the lights when we are not in a room!