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Jazmin Hernandez

PSU Capstone

"working toward a more sustainable future as a team! we're in this together 🧡"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 40 THIS WEEK
  • 1,052 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    138
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    138
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    carbon footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    894
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    840
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Jazmin's actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost or worm bin where I live.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 90 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 7 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling; Recycled Metals; Recycled Plastics

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, including electronics and metals.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Visit the Coast

Macroalgae Protection and Restoration

I will visit a coastal or ocean site to experience the ecosystem and look for the presence of macroalgae/seaweed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Cook With Seaweed

Seaweed Farming

I will use seaweed in a new recipe.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 10 trees in my community, public parks, or backyard.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Calculate My Household Carbon Footprint

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Visit the Coast
    What coastal site did you visit and what did you learn while there?

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    Jazmin Hernandez 2/11/2024 1:22 PM
    I went to Cannon Beach this weekend! I saw lots of algae, hermit crabs, barnacles, anemones, seastars, and muscles. I enjoyed looking at the different types of algae and watching the crabs scamper around. I learned a lot about hermit crab behavior. They do not enjoy being held.



  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Jazmin Hernandez 2/09/2024 12:26 PM
    Since the ice storm, I've noticed fallen trees around the neighborhood. it makes me a bit worried about the reduced tree canopy we will see in the summer. I also saw lots of songbirds, a robin, and a blue jay. I've been enjoying looking at the Canadian geese in a pond near my house as well.

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Cook With Seaweed
    What recipe did you make and how did it turn out? Will you cook with seaweed again?

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    Jazmin Hernandez 1/16/2024 4:29 PM


    I made spam musibis using Nori roasted seaweed! I will definitely be making it again (it's one of my comfort foods). Nori is made from red algae (), one of the three major groups of macroalgae. I'm a big fan of seaweed so I'm excited to try new recipes!

    • Celine Fitzmaurice's avatar
      Celine Fitzmaurice 2/19/2024 12:13 PM
      Thanks for sharing. I just met a School of Business Adjunct who runs a seaweed business on the Oregon coast. It's a promising business venture for sustainable fisheries.

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      Jazmin Hernandez 1/16/2024 4:35 PM
      ^Nori is made from red algae (rhodophyta)**
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Calculate My Household Carbon Footprint
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Jazmin Hernandez 1/16/2024 4:14 PM
    I used the EPA carbon footprint calculator to determine my household emissions. The website also allowed me to browse through various practices that help reduce our impact. Some of these actions include: Replacing incandescent lightbulbs with ENERGY STAR lights, washing clothes in cold water, hang-drying clothes, reducing the miles we drive or using public transit, and properly recycling common household goods. Ultimately these small actions add up and make a substantial difference.

    Here's the link if you want to try it yourself! https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/