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Taylor Guzman

Capstone Fall 20

"Hoping to take a good look at my footprint on the world and discover new ways to contribute to our planet's health!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 254 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    42
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    70
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    49
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Taylor's Actions

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 60 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 42.2 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 7 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 7 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Taylor Guzman 11/11/2020 12:49 PM
    This week I have spent a lot of time outside walking about 5 miles a day. I think it is a good way to center yourself for the day and feel more connected.

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      amy minato 11/16/2020 2:21 PM
      wow 5 miles a day is awesome! and you get the benefits of being outside.

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    Taylor Guzman 11/04/2020 6:57 PM
    This week I am trying to shop with zero waste. It's going pretty well so far and I feel very good about not adding to landfills!

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      amy minato 11/05/2020 8:25 AM
      great!  were you able to do anything to create community this week? 

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    Taylor Guzman 10/27/2020 7:05 PM
    My EcoChange for this week is going very well so far. I have made meals from whole foods (all veggies) and have stuck to mostly seasonal things. The seasonal part is a little harder than I thought but I am trying my best.

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      amy minato 10/28/2020 8:34 PM
      its fun and easy to grow your own herbs and experiment with seasonings. today i steeped some sage and mint leaves in a tea pot with honey. so good!

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    Taylor Guzman 10/20/2020 12:04 PM
    Recently I watched the documentary "Forks Over Knives" which talked about studies done showing that consumption of meat and processed foods are very connected to chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes. It was incredibly eye opening about how what we put in our bodies really affects us long term. 

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      amy minato 10/28/2020 8:50 PM
      I think the main changes will come because of our own health needs. that's a powerful film

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    Taylor Guzman 10/14/2020 7:26 PM
    I recently watched the documentary with David Attenborough that had to do with overpopulation and what we are doing to the earth.

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      amy minato 10/20/2020 8:59 AM
      its a beautiful film dont you think? i liked the use of the chernobyl-affected village, and the cool green technology images at the end

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    Taylor Guzman 10/06/2020 6:08 PM
    Lately I have been using the service called Imperfect Foods to do a lot of my grocery shopping. They use fruits, vegetables, grains, and other food products that are not suitable for sale in grocery stores; for example, misshapen bell peppers, tricolor quinoa that is technically not tricolor enough, or salmon cuts that aren't the right size. They also offer a lot of organic options. It makes me feel happy that I am helping put food to use that is perfectly good and may be thrown out otherwise.