jorge franco

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 75 Today
  • 75 This Week
  • 370 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    56
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    28
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    35
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 2 person(s) who are in need this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 2 new neighbor(s) this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Watch a Documentary

I will watch one of the films suggested in the additional resources and discuss it with friends or family.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

I will source 4 meal(s) from local producers each day this week. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 4 meatless meal(s) and/or 4 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • jorge franco 6/10/2019 4:15 PM
    I watched "A Plastic Ocean" on netflix, which was about how we have generated more plastic in the last ten years than a century ago and most of it is disposable plastic. This documentary was eye opening and made me think of how we can stop using single disposable plastics and also made me reflect on how people do not think about the effects of plastic after they are done with it. Thats why i have commited to stop using plastic water bottles and other single use plastics. 

  • jorge franco 6/10/2019 4:05 PM
    I  have lived in lake ridge for about four years now and i never knew that their was a marina about five miles down the road where i lived. I found out that i could do a number of things such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, and other things. So, i decided to kayak for the first time in my life and i loved it. I think this is a new hobby for me and i have decided to do it at least twice a month if not more if i have time. 

  • jorge franco 2/02/2019 2:30 PM
    I hope to learn from this course how to live more sustainably whether it is by food consumption, water usage, reduction in car transportation usage (carpool more or other means of transportation), and others. A goal of mine towards food consumption is to eat more locally and organically. I want to know where my food is coming from and do my due diligence in making sure the food I consume does not travel far from where I will purchase it. Also, for water usage I do not want to waste any unnecessary water usage. For example, I do not want to leave the water running when I brush my teeth. I need to learn to turn the water off after I wet my tooth brush to brush my teeth instead of leaving it on the whole time I brush my teeth. Lastly, for transportation I need to find an alternative solution to driving alone to campus every day. Carpooling with someone from where I live will reduce my carbon footprint by a little. These are the three main things I will be focusing on this semester.