Ricardo Palazuelos

Promotores Ambientales del Condado de Washington

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Participant Impact

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    96
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    spent learning

Ricardo's Actions

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

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Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

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Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

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One-Time Action

Materials

LEARN MORE ABOUT PLASTICS IN THE WASTE STREAM

The history of recycling programs is complex. Much of the confusion about what is and isn't recyclable started decades ago. Take some time time to learn about the evolution of plastic recycling efforts. Click 'learn more' for suggested videos and articles.

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Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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One-Time Action

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Protect our watershed - learn and do

The Tualatin watershed is crucial to our community's well-being. Learn more about the conservation and restoration activities of the past and present that are ensuring the health of our watershed. Pick an action from the following options: 1) Switch to organic or slow-release fertilizers, 2) Replace a non-permeable surface with a permeable one, 3) Always pick up after pets (if you notice a location, park, or greenspace with a pet waste problem, find a way to improve the disposal infrastructure), 4) Plant tough/hardy plants that require little or no extra water/fertilizer, 5) Use roof water or greywater in the garden instead of having it run directly to the street or down the drain.

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Support pollinators

Take an action to support our planet's pollinators. Learn about bees and butterflies. Make your yard more attractive to pollinators by planting native plants or reducing chemicals. Sign up for the Backyard Habitats Certification program. Share what you've learned.

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  • Ricardo Palazuelos 7/21/2020 9:33 AM
    while I am making the necessary efforts to continue, I spend less time online here. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket
    How close is the nearest climate-friendly supermarket to your home? How could you encourage local supermarket to reduce or phase out their use of HFC refrigerants?

    Ricardo Palazuelos 7/21/2020 9:32 AM
    According to the map and EPA, it is over 17 miles away; however, my local Kroger (Fred Meyer) has been upgrading their store and now has but >3 open refrigerated areas (self-serve deli & cheese area). Making strides toward energy conservation.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

    Ricardo Palazuelos 7/21/2020 9:28 AM
    Not 4me, my children and theirs is what really concerns me due to the inability of governments to focus beyond profitability of their actions, rather on value delivered to their residents. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

    Ricardo Palazuelos 7/21/2020 9:24 AM
    Upgrades like closed frdg
  • Reflection Question
    Materials LEARN MORE ABOUT PLASTICS IN THE WASTE STREAM
    Did you learn anything with this challenge action that changes your perspective on recycling? What about plastics specifically?

    Ricardo Palazuelos 5/19/2020 9:29 AM
    arrow doesn't mean recycl

  • Ricardo Palazuelos 5/15/2020 8:32 AM
    buy less, fully use-zeroW
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Ricardo Palazuelos 5/15/2020 8:29 AM
    buy'em 2 avoid storewaste

  • Ricardo Palazuelos 5/14/2020 11:39 AM
    Got barrels 4 rain hrvstn

  • Ricardo Palazuelos 5/13/2020 9:02 AM
    electric mower/renewableE

  • Ricardo Palazuelos 5/06/2020 8:39 AM
    I have to replant natives