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Diana Restrepo

Addison Orange Blossoms

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 689 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    320
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning

Diana's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Diana Restrepo 4/25/2022 11:43 AM
    Most delicious vegetarian lunch.
    Red kidney beans soup + chopped sweet plantains, with a side of rice.

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    Diana Restrepo 4/22/2022 7:49 AM
    Sharing along a Colombian style recipe for lentils. Super yummy and easy to make vegetarian meal.
    ½ cup lentils
    1 ½ cups water
    1 small tomato, chopped
    1 small onion, chopped 
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 small yellow potatoes, cubed

    Instructions
    Combine the lentils, water, tomato, onion, cumin, salt, and vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook and stir at a boil until the lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes more.
    Tip: I prefer to chop the vegetables very small, so that when they cook they blend with the broth.


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    Diana Restrepo 4/20/2022 8:18 AM
    It was magical to spend my birthday with an outdoor beach outing and enjoying a vegetarian lunch. Sometimes I take for granted the beauties hiding in my state. Without nature we wouldn’t have the ability to enjoy this view; the peace, the tranquility of the sand on your toes, the salt water on your skin and the refreshing coastal breeze.


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    Diana Restrepo 4/15/2022 8:42 AM
    Today I had the most successful morning meditation. I was able to focus entirely on setting my goals in my thoughts and tuned out any outside noise. The best part of my session is the gratefulness, where I list things I am grateful for, like having a great job, a home, food and health. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Diana Restrepo 4/13/2022 10:45 AM
    My mom makes the best red kidney beans soup. She makes a recipe that she was taught by my grandmother, whom just passed away last week. It was bittersweet to have this meal just after her passing. I enjoy eating legumes as it is a great source of protein to replace meat. We combine it with a portion of rice and boiled or fried eggs are optional if you want to keep the meal vegan. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Diana Restrepo 4/07/2022 2:13 PM
    Quieting the mind is one of the hardest practices I have encountered. What I have found useful is focusing on something and appreciating its beauty. For example, when I sit in my backyard, I focus my mind on being grateful for the beautiful yellow butterflies that graze the green grass, hearing the chirping of the birds on the tree, or feeling the cooling breeze that refreshes the skin. Being in the very moment, focusing on the great things that nature blesses us with. Take a deep breath and come back.
    Practicing during Earth Month makes me more focused on protecting the land that brings me these peaceful moments.