Diana Medina

OUC Green Team

"Inspiring all to preserve our Earth today and for future generations."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 206 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    168
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3,390
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Transportation

Research Better Transportation

I will research one of the solutions presented in this week's session on Transportation and see if there are any groups in my community already doing this work.

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One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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Consumption and Economy

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

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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.

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Consumption and Economy

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

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One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 24 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

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One-Time Challenge

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

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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.

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A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 5 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

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Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

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One-Time Challenge

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  • Diana Medina 12/17/2018 5:51 AM
    Many people are aware of the importance of sustainability, but are accustomed to old habits. Sustainability is important to me, because I want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of future generations, especially for my children. My vision for sustainability is like the movie Avatar, this may sound silly, but it came to my mind when I was explaining sustainability, although the movie may be a bit extreme. A handful of people realize the importance of sustainability and fight hard for it, while others unintentionally are destroying our planet. It’s difficult to fight for a cause that doesn’t reap the benefits immediately. However, if like the avatars we continue fighting or our earth, not physically like the movie, but by educating others, we can all make an impact. We are all on different levels of sustainability. I myself have a long road ahead, but I am now aware of my actions and the consequences, which has already altered my behavior.  



    • Natalia Paredes 12/26/2018 1:36 PM
      Yes, education is key! The impact that you'll have on teaching your kids these values is something that will carry well into the future and will benefit the planet greatly. Keep up the good work! If you are looking for a documentary to watch, feel free to check out this YouTube playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLltN3fZbEqcldfsyYifnxzsojKp3pG6E-&jct=dAxxaJQEJDEmsEtyNWgMM7UtGUry0w 

    • Thanks for the beautiful analogy, Diana!