April 1 - April 30, 2019

Leticia Cortez

Team SOLE

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 651 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    54
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    36
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    45
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    22
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 11 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 9 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 4 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 14 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 22 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 5 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 27 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Leticia Cortez 4/23/2019 8:02 AM
    I'm guilty of using vegetable bags! :( some fruits and veggies may not need a bag but I guess I could look into buying smaller reusable bags for these items (such as broccoli, cauliflower, grapes etc)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Leticia Cortez 4/23/2019 7:53 AM
    I usually always have a large purse so I just put my items in my purseĀ and/or carry my items out.. I can proudly say that I have always been really good about using reusable bags. I try my hardest to not use plastic or paper bags from the stores. I will also buy reusable bags if I need to.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Leticia Cortez 4/23/2019 7:51 AM
    I honestly havent had many options of transportation throughout my life. I grew up in a small town where there was no public transportation. Luckily I lived near the school so I could walk to school but because our town is small we had to cross the bridge to other towns for things and cars are the only options. You cant use a bike to cross the bridge. Because I have always had a car, I haven't considered other forms of transportation now that I live in the Portland area because I know that it will mean for longer commuting by taking public transportation. I do try to always make sure to carpool whenever there is a possibility.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Leticia Cortez 4/23/2019 7:45 AM
    I don't think its difficult to switch to a reusable coffee cup, it's all about the person and if they are willing to carry around their mug or tumbler. I keep coffee mugs at my desk but my goal is to use a reusable cup when I go out for coffee. I know being in the drive through it might be challenging but taking a few extra minutes to inside to hand the barista my cup is important.

  • Leticia Cortez 4/17/2019 8:18 AM
    When I forget to bring my reusable shopping bags to a store, I make sure to carry my items out or use my purse so that I don't use a plastic bag

  • Leticia Cortez 4/12/2019 7:10 AM
    I purchased extra reusable bags so I can keep them in my car and some at home so that I am never without them.

  • Leticia Cortez 4/09/2019 9:38 AM
    Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

  • Leticia Cortez 4/02/2019 9:00 AM
    So far off to a good start! Excited to see all the points we accumulate.