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Angelica Balbuena

Go Green LinkedIners

"save the bees | plant more trees | clean the seas | save our lives and our planet for good"

Points Total

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  • 802 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    625
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    447
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    93
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Angelica's Actions

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some resuable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable?

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/31/2020 4:52 AM
    I used loads of boxes for refrigerating food or store them in the cupboard if they're made of plastic. As an alternative, I used loads of glass storage. Switching to alternatives like glass or bamboo storage is also helping me clean up the kitchen cupboard, get a better overview what I have and food won't be wasted.

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/31/2020 4:49 AM
    This challenge was incredible! At the beginning of the month, I wasn't sure if I could manage all of the actions. It wasn't always easy the whole time, but I managed to go through it with my flatmates together. I will def keep loads of those actions in mind and keep them going :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make My Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/16/2020 9:20 AM
    I am feeling great! It is a fantastic feeling to know what exactly is in the product you just created, produced. The way how many things are made so easy is crazy and the fact you are saving so much money while having fun is absolutely worth the time :)
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/16/2020 9:18 AM
    Most concerning is the future. The world, the climate, the environment we live in right now won't be there anymore in the future and it is mad we don't know what is going to happen if we are not trying to help the planet recover from everything we have done in the past. 

    I hope staying at home, being more aware of our nature and environment is helping to reduce the damage we have done before. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/16/2020 9:16 AM
    It's great to see so many people trying their best to keep everything clean in the area. I feel more comfortable being outside and I am getting in touch with a lot of my neighbours I haven't talked to before.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/16/2020 9:15 AM
    It's astonishing how much you and your house are using plastic. It's so easy to reduce it in a sustainable way and great how good it feels getting rid of the plastic (recycling it)in the house. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Buy Only What I Need
    As you have reduced your spending, what have you noticed about your 'health and safety' purchasing habits? How might this change your longer term purchasing decisions?

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/16/2020 9:14 AM
    Choosing more sustainable alternatives which might be also better for your health are great! I am more focused and aware of the ingredients, the process to produce the product and therefore more aware of what to buy.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Angelica Balbuena 7/07/2020 6:56 AM
    After a week of collecting trash, I am amazed how many people see you walking around with a trash bag and help you to clean up! Doing this for the community is great and connecting me with other eco-minded people.