Denise Alvarez

Comerica Bank Choices for Sustainable Living Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 153 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    105
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 15 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) from local producers each day this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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  • Denise Alvarez 6/05/2018 7:48 AM
    In 2011, more than 1,300 homes (more than 15%) of my town experienced flood damage from rain caused by Hurricane Irene. The local power utility's substation, the municipal complex, and police, fire, and ambulance stations were all underwater. It was so surreal to watch the water rise, and rise, and not stop, as it came up from the sidewalk, to my lawn, to my paver stones! In the aftermath, the town pulled together to repair the damage. For example, one restaurant owner (who had 20 feet of water in his restaurant basement and 8 feet of water in the actual restaurant) worked to find temporary jobs for his employees in other local restaurants while he had to close. Everyone agrees that this experience truly demonstrated the resiliency of Cranford, NJ!  http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/hurricane_irene_damage_is_stag.html

  • Denise Alvarez 5/24/2018 12:32 PM
    Reading a work related email and this article was contained as a link. I thought it was apropos for this group, as it speaks to how changing consumer preferences are impacting how food companies manage their businesses:  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/23/big-foods-exodus-of-leaders-is-a-symptom-of-larger-crisis.html


  • Denise Alvarez 5/24/2018 12:11 PM
    A few weeks ago my daughter and I went to a River Clean Up Day that my town sponsors. She got credit towards earning a Girl Scout patch, and we both had our eyes opened to the amount of (mostly plastic) waste that the river had left behind. The river has a rather wide flood plain, so we had our work cut out for us!

    • How wonderful that you had this experience with your daughter. I just picked up the latest copy of National Geographic today as it focuses on plastic! I highly recommend picking it up. Thank you for sharing and participating.