Skip to main content
April 1 - April 30, 2021
Nancy Montoya's avatar

Nancy Montoya

CCD - Technology Services

"Little steps can make big impacts!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,272 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    223
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2,310
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,992
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    82
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    55
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Nancy's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time 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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 120 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Replace Manual Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

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

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

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/16/2021 5:51 AM
  • 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?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/16/2021 5:49 AM
    if it looks good and smells good - eat it
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/16/2021 5:48 AM
  • 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?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/16/2021 5:45 AM
    I find I feel more satisfied when I take time to enjoy my meal
  • 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?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/13/2021 6:03 AM
    Add your veggie scraps and bones to make awesome bone broth!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/13/2021 6:02 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/07/2021 12:36 PM
    smaller toilet tanks and more insulation around  outside doors
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/07/2021 12:35 PM
    full loads of laundry instead of small multiple loads
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/07/2021 12:34 PM
    no more overheating or over cooling the house
  • 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?

    Nancy Montoya's avatar
    Nancy Montoya 4/06/2021 6:44 AM
    I have been able to use up all leftovers for additional dinners and am pleased that I haven't thrown out any food in 2 weeks