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April 1 - April 30, 2021
Héctor Solís's avatar

Héctor Solís

HP Costa Rica

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 726 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,145
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    11
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Héctor's 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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Completed
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

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

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Replace Manual Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 1 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

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

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 8 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Héctor Solís's avatar
    Héctor Solís 4/30/2021 3:28 PM
    Excellent activity, it allowed me to review my habits, learn about sustainability and share with people, raise awareness that we must take care of our planet.

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    Héctor Solís 4/28/2021 5:15 PM
    My ecological challenge is going very well, each time implementing better behaviors.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

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    Héctor Solís 4/28/2021 5:14 PM
    The fist important thing of replacing my thermostats for smart ones is that I will be saving money and wil contibuite with the enviroment
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

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    Héctor Solís 4/28/2021 4:56 PM
    By law, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used as refrigerants in refrigerators must be removed before the appliance can be discarded. This only solves part of the ozone depletion and global warming problem attributed to refrigerators
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Héctor Solís 4/28/2021 4:51 PM
    I must start by not printing sheets that I do not need and what I print, use the other side as draft for any other printing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

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    Héctor Solís 4/28/2021 4:49 PM
    One of the exciting solutions is solar panels, because we use natural resources such as the sun to generate renewable energy. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

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    Héctor Solís 4/28/2021 4:47 PM
    My father has always inspired me to take care of the resources we have such as electric energy, use as little as possible, use light bulbs that save light. 
  • 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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    Héctor Solís 4/24/2021 5:56 PM
    If  I can check this data I will buy less and help to reduced waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Héctor Solís 4/24/2021 5:53 PM
    Water, because if you do not waste food, you have to buy less, so we can save water.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Héctor Solís 4/24/2021 5:44 PM
    Trying to make all meetings, virtually.