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D'Ante Zapanta

Group 5

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 521 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    357
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    66
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    4
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    109
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    9
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

D'Ante's Actions

Electricity

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Turning off all the lights in the house.

My action is to turn off all the lights in the house at night time because my roommates and I have trouble remembering to turn them off and then we end up leaving so many lights on. We even noticed a huge increased to our bills so by doing this we can improve in how much electricity we use.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

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

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

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, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • D'Ante Zapanta's avatar
    D'Ante Zapanta 3/12/2021 9:16 AM
    Today I enjoyed breakfast peacefully in my room alone with no electronics or distractions and enjoyed a bowl of fruit. This has been allowing me to work on my physical and mental health and a good start of my day. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/10/2021 9:09 AM
    By knowing this you may save yourself from accidentally buying lets say milk that is nearly spoiled. By understanding this you may begin to take more time at selecting such items.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/10/2021 9:05 AM
    We talked about how important the little things are to our environment in terms of climate change. We were trying to come up with ideas to improve.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/09/2021 9:39 AM
    I once went hiking and in order to get to the top I hand to hike a mile up the woods and it was very difficult and at times I wanted to quit. I knew there was an amazing view at the top and I wanted to see it and once I made my way up to the view I felt accomplished and completed. The time in the nature was amazing because as others said the view was indeed amazing. 

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/09/2021 9:36 AM
    My girlfriend is very into nature and the outdoors and one of her big interests is gardening and having plants. Over the summer I was able to help her with her garden and see first hand how it works. I learned not only is it very beneficial for your mental health, you feel a sense of happiness once you begin seeing your work start to grow.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/09/2021 9:34 AM
    I think planting trees is good for you mental health because it is a time where you can relax your mind and take a break from the day and just be at peace. It is good for your physical health because you are outside getting fresh air and putting in the work and spiritually you can feel a positive vibe on bringing a tree to life. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate the carbon footprint of my household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/08/2021 3:00 PM
    Yes I learned so much, what I eat, how often I use the water sources or heat sources. It was a big eye opener to realize how all these little things can result into something so much more and I can improve my carbon footprint by improving in certain categories. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/08/2021 2:55 PM
    I learned that the need for family planning is important because without this people will struggle and without a good structure. People all across the world have different wants and needs so because of that we need have more people be educated throughout.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/08/2021 2:51 PM
    I believe that richer countries eat more meat because I think it represents power and they want to show off their money. I think eating too much meat can negatively affect our bodies if we are having too much of it without the other nutrients needed to regenerate yourself.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    D'Ante Zapanta 3/08/2021 2:48 PM
    So my friends and I were planning a trip to Alabama and we of course we initially thought to fly down but we decided by saving some money and not flying we can also help the environment by not burning so much fuel from using the planes.