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Jose Davila

Sustainability in Action

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,031 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    29
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0.0
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    30
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    724
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    30
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    4,527
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jose's Actions

Transportation

Try Carpool

I will carpool 0 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 30
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

Waste

Print Double Sided

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 30
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

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Walk to Class

I will walk 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Lobby for Clean/Renewable Energy

I will start a petition for my school to use more clean/renewable energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate for Bicycles

I will work with my school to make my campus more bike friendly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Ditch The Halogen Desk Lamp

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 66
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 65
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Powering a Bright Future', with family, friends, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 66
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Clean Energy Project Or Paper

I will incorporate energy efficiency or clean energy into a project or paper for school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Work With Student Housing

I will work with RAs/student housing to reduce water usage by posting signs in laundry rooms/common areas.

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

Water

Lobby For Rain Water Catchment

I will propose that my school install rain gardens and/or bioswales instead of directing run-off to sewers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch Microbeads

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

If It's Yellow Let It Mellow

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 66
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

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

Energy

Ditch The AC

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Jose Davila 11/27/2017 2:24 PM
    I have been very consistent with my challenges thus far. I have gotten my sister to ride the sustainability train, and am very happy for that. She noticed i was working on ecochallenge and was interested. Now she has started to implement sustainable practices to her daily routine. 

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    Jose Davila 11/20/2017 10:53 AM
    Superb!

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    Jose Davila 11/13/2017 12:48 PM
    As, Winter approaches the days are getting shorter and the weather cooler meaning more time with the lights on and heater. I will be more careful not using the heater but, instead more blankets, as for the lights i will try to use as little lighting as possible for energy consumption. 

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    Jose Davila 11/06/2017 12:54 PM
    The challenges have been getting easier as i continue. So, i will begin to incorporate different challenges to change it up a bit. 

    • Harry Watkins's avatar
      Harry Watkins 11/08/2017 7:57 PM
      I'm glad it is getting easier, Jose! What do you plan to start doing that is different?

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    Jose Davila 10/30/2017 10:28 AM
    I have been feeling stronger with my new habits. I have improved in the way i see and react to things in regards to sustainability. I am now more aware of waste and inefficiency with energy,food,gas, even awareness than ever before. Ecochallenge is definitely helping with the changes. 

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    Jose Davila 10/23/2017 1:02 PM
    Challenge is going great! Each week i get more comfortable and used to this new habits i am adopting. Plus it feels great to know a difference is being made. 

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    Jose Davila 10/02/2017 11:33 AM
    This week i had the opportunity to plant a garden at point loma with classmates, we planted different types of veggies. Also, i shopped at a local farmers market. I have to say i feel i have established a recycling system at home that makes it easy and more efficient than before. Finally,  i can happily say i ate meat once this week lowering my meat consumption than previous weeks. 

    • Harry Watkins's avatar
      Harry Watkins 10/05/2017 7:03 PM
      It's really cool to have you add your voice to this site, Jose. Thanks for your help in the garden!  What farmer's market did you shop at? OB?  

    • Sabrinna Alonso's avatar
      Sabrinna Alonso 10/03/2017 11:43 AM
      That's awesome Jose, sometimes it is not completely realistic to cut out meat from your diet entirely but it is so cool that you have set a goal to reduce your meat consumption!