Amanda Rodriguez

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 652 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    15
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    14
    locally sourced meals
    consumed

Challenges

Visions of Sustainability

Support a Sharing Economy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Learn About Alternatives to the GDP

I will research alternatives (like Gross National Happiness) to measuring economic livelihood and the health of a nation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 15 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 59.29 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 30 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community this week.

Completed
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Learn About My Watershed

I will find local resources for learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

I will learn what local organizations are working on sustainability issues and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) from local producers each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 6.75 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Amanda Rodriguez 12/06/2018 7:25 AM
    It's really interesting to see the challenges that they list, because some of them I do without thinking whereas others seem like more daunting tasks for "professionals" (example: installing a rain garden) that I would not have even thought to do! I also found the challenge to improve a bus stop really interesting. I've heard from many peers who try to use the public bus system that its incredibly inefficient and unreliable. If the bus system was reliable, who knows how many cars we could keep off the roads! 

  • Amanda Rodriguez 11/12/2018 2:31 PM
    This past weekend I went to a trash clean up at a local park, and it was really surprising to see the types of trash we picked up in what's supposed to be a kids park!! Lots of beer cans. I noticed that there aren't that many trash cans throughout the trails and it's not even labeled for recycling, so they should probably add more of those as an effort to encourage people to not let their bottles fall into the ecosystem!

  • Amanda Rodriguez 11/08/2018 11:06 AM
    I walk to campus even when it's cold and or raining because A) I don't have a parking pass and B) I want to keep my emission as low as possible!

  • Amanda Rodriguez 11/08/2018 11:05 AM
    I eat out alot, so I've been going out of my way to eat at restaurants that locally source their food! When I'm at work I eat Sweetgreen for lunch 2x a week. When in Fairfax I'll go out of my way to go to Cava or Chopt to ensure the ingredients have been sourced locally and sustainably.