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Natalia Paredes

OUC Green Team


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Natalia's actions


Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.



Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community this week.



Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.



Visit a Local Farm

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


A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

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


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.


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  • Natalia Paredes's avatar
    Natalia Paredes 12/26/2018 1:14 PM
    I watched the Story of Bottled Water It is estimated that 80% of our plastic bottles end up in the landfill. The rest that are "recycled" ends up in India and they are either downcycled or they just lay in piles in someone's backyard. We have to do better! Most of the water from water bottles come from the tap. The energy used to produce the water bottles in the US is enough energy to power 1 million cars a year. So our water bottles not only generate waste, but they pollute while they are being produced, and the water isn't much better than what we can get from home. I must admit that in the past two years, I reused a water bottle for a few weeks and then would recycle it and buy a new one. I realize it is better to just buy a reusable one and drink from the tap. 

    • Diana Medina's avatar
      Diana Medina 1/05/2019 10:10 PM
      Thank you for sharing the information and the link. The video is short and straight to the point. 

  • Natalia Paredes's avatar
    Natalia Paredes 11/21/2018 11:34 AM
    I watched a VICE news investigative report on what it takes to produce meat and the water crisis. What documentary did you watch? Feel free to add it here if it is on YouTube

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    Natalia Paredes 10/16/2018 6:54 AM

    Good morning! As we progress through the Choices for Sustainable Living discussion course, please go on your dashboard and add an action listed under the session we are currently on. Right now, we just started session 1. I wanted to share my personal recommendations for you to explore regarding the actions offered during this session: 

    Who Killed the Electric Car - Amazon Prime
    The True Cost - Netflix
    An Inconvenient Truth - Amazon Prime

    Local Trails:
    East Orlando: Eco River Wilderness (UCF area), Lake Mills Park (Bithlo area), Econlockhatchee Sandhills Conservation Area (east Orlando Lake Pickett), Little Big Econ Barr St Trailhead (Oviedo).

    I personally am looking forward to watching a documentary. There are so many I haven't yet seen

    Feel free to add your recommendations as well. We all can learn from each other. 

    Also, once you've done your actions, please post your reflection. 


    • Stephanie Kresl's avatar
      Stephanie Kresl 11/07/2018 8:08 AM
      Hi Natalia,

      Here is a local organization in Winter Garden that I had the opportunity to visit with my family, called Do Good Farm. Their non-profit model uses 3 components: Food, Farming Systems, and Training to raise money for local and global communities in need with a goal of ending hunger and malnutrition in inner-cities across the US and around the world. Check out this video that explains more about the work they're doing and their vision: and a link to their website: