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Elidia Avelar

TCU Sustainability - Spring

"College girl saving the Planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,406 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,161
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Elidia's Actions

Nature

Go for a Hike

I will take a 60-minute hike in nature.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Skip Partying

I will refrain from going out during the week and instead choose sober and healthy activities like exercising, advocating for change and getting outdoors.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Ditch The AC

I will use a fan instead of a window air conditioner.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Meals

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Class or Extracurricular Meetings Outside

I will host a meeting or class outside.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Ditch The Halogen Desk Lamp

I will replace my halogen desk lamp with an LED bulb.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Cut Out Harmful Self-Care Products

I will check labels on my shampoo, lotions and/or beauty products. I'll replace products that use known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, cocamide diethanolamine, DMDM hydantoin or benzene.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Guest Speaker

I will work to get my school to host a guest speaker on an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join an Environmental Justice Group

I will join a student group that is committed to environmental justice. If one doesn't exist, I will begin one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Physical or Mental Mindful Practices

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Research My Water Supply

I will learn more about my own local watershed and where my water comes from and identify any conservation or water quality issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Study Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Join a Quit-Smoking Program

I will join a smoking cessation program, and stick with it during the challenge, cutting out harmful air pollutants while improving my own health.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

I will cut out or reduce all artificial sweeteners in my diet, especially acesulfame potassium, aspartame, sucralose and saccharin - all which can decrease human health and pollute our waterways.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Organic

I will choose organic as often as possible to reduce exposure to pesticides, which are unhealthy for me as well as the planet.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, and only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden or window pot in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Food Packaging

I will only purchase bulk food items and avoid all single-package items.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Online Energy Audit

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Shop at Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op, or join a CSA.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


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    Elidia Avelar 4/08/2018 6:05 PM
    I just got 3 new asian chickens!

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    Elidia Avelar 4/06/2018 7:49 AM
    I had oatmeal, self made cashew milk, a banana, and an orange for breakfast. My breakfast is my goal for achieving my 1 all organic meal a day as well as a way to attain enough energy for my morning workout. I also toss my compost from the fruits into an area in my backyard as a way of feeding my soil. I even have noticed that the grass is grower greener ;)

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    Elidia Avelar 4/06/2018 7:47 AM
    I deleted some of my challenges and added some that I felt I could accomplish more. This weekend I am volunteering my time to my nonprofit organisation and getting involved more!

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    Elidia Avelar 4/04/2018 10:52 AM

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    Elidia Avelar 4/04/2018 10:51 AM
    I began a social media detox, I deleted all my social media apps and I find myself wanting to check them and I dont even have them anymore. I am now focusing on doing stuff when I usually would be strolling through the TL. It's refreshing and IF i want the 4.0 i have to do it!

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    Elidia Avelar 2/14/2018 8:53 AM
    My challenge is going well! This week I added a nature section and a water section. I have been spending time outside and enjoying nature! I also have been limiting my water use.