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Carolina Ruiz

Twilio - Bogotá Hub

"I may not change the world, but I can change a bit the place I live in"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 557 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    528
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent learning

Carolina's Actions

Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 24
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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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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    Carolina Ruiz 4/30/2022 7:32 PM
    Pasta recipe: Stir fry cherry tomatoes and 100 gr of leek onions, add salt , pepper , olive oil and voilá! Add it to your favorite pasta, mine is spaghetti!
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Carolina Ruiz 4/30/2022 7:17 PM
    Although I don't eat some  peels such as banana or papaya peels, I put them in the compost bins. 

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    Carolina Ruiz 4/30/2022 7:10 PM
    Plastic bottles filled with wrappings are commonly received by organizations to produce a new material: plastic bricks. Ideally, we should Reduce more than recycle, however in the "plastic era " this is a big challenge and it could be a temporary solution.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Carolina Ruiz 4/30/2022 7:02 PM
     I sometimes place a bucket in the shower so I can reuse water in the toilets, there are times I forget so I must remind myself to do it always.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Carry My Trash
    What one thing will you do right away to reduce your waste? What is the second thing you will do?

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    Carolina Ruiz 4/30/2022 6:52 PM
    I use to take reusable cups with me everywhere after feeling overwhelmed of  how much cups and disposables are used in restaurants.  I also take small wrappings and plastics to my recycle bins at home.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Carolina Ruiz 4/29/2022 9:41 AM
    I go with my neighbors every Saturday to make mulching and composting practices that help us reduce, reuse food and yard waste. We have added  native plants that have flourished attracting pollinating insects!

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    Carolina Ruiz 4/29/2022 9:08 AM
    The Biodigester Bale, also known as Silva Digester Bale, is a process that allows the biological degradation of organic matter into fertilizer, an organic material containing bioavailable nutrients for plants and organisms that benefit soil quality.
     The digester bales have become an alternative for the use of organic waste, which is gaining more and more strength in various cities of Colombia and is beginning to be implemented in other countries with great success.