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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jazmin Mendoza

WVC Geographers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 211 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jazmin's Actions

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 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 3
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Jazmin Mendoza 's avatar
    Jazmin Mendoza 4/22/2021 11:15 AM
    It’s going great. I got new reusable bags yesterday which was exciting.  I made vegan hamburgers which tasted exactly like regular burgers. Also I finally recycled all my cardboard boxes that I had in my closet.

    • Jocelyn Hopkins's avatar
      Jocelyn Hopkins 4/26/2021 9:29 PM
      Hi Jazmin, I have yet to try a vegan burger that has given me the same pleasure as a "regular" one. What kind of patty did you use? Would you be willing to share your recipe?

    • Joan Qazi's avatar
      Joan Qazi 4/24/2021 11:41 AM
      Jazmin, nice job on getting those cardboard boxes recycled and finding reusable bags!!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Jazmin Mendoza 's avatar
    Jazmin Mendoza 4/20/2021 10:15 AM
    I have a reusable grocery bag but I always forget it at home so I bought 1 more bag to leave in my car all the time as my “emergency bag” just in case I forget my other one. Instead of using plastic straws I recently bought reusable metal straws. 

    • Joan Qazi's avatar
      Joan Qazi 4/20/2021 10:43 AM
      Jazmin, I just store like four re-usable bags in my car at all times.  When I finish unloading my groceries, I hang the empty bags on the handle of the door that leads to the garage, so whoever goes out next has to take them out to the car :)  I was given these really cool bags that scrunch up into a little pouch that is attached, so I keep that in my purse too, for when I go to Target or somewhere else that I won't be buying large amounts.
  • 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?

    Jazmin Mendoza 's avatar
    Jazmin Mendoza 4/20/2021 10:12 AM
    Recently there was a recycling center added near my neighborhood so I will start to recycle all the cardboard that I get from online purchases. 
  • 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?

    Jazmin Mendoza 's avatar
    Jazmin Mendoza 4/20/2021 10:10 AM
    I would assume that people in richer countries eat more meat because they have the financial ability to do so. I have realized that meat can be quite expensive. Eating meat affects our bodies by giving us sickness and diseases if eaten too much. Eating more meat causes climate change. 
  • 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?

    Jazmin Mendoza 's avatar
    Jazmin Mendoza 4/20/2021 10:04 AM
    It will help with our metabolism and can help us save money. For example when eating out you could order a smaller meal for cheaper potentially a kids meal. 

    • Joan Qazi's avatar
      Joan Qazi 4/20/2021 10:43 AM
      Great suggestions, Jasmine!  Thanks for being one of our top point-earners on the team!