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Natalie de Leon

SPUR EcoHeroes

"My mission is to always be conscious of my impact in my work and personal life. Walk the walk!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 396 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Natalie's Actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 2:24 PM
    Great job, SPUR Ecoheroes! Way to lessen your impact! 

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:37 PM
    The ecochallenge has been eye opening. It's reminded me that I can always do more (or less in some cases) to reduce my impact. I will continue to work on it! 

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:17 PM
    Last day of ecochallenge. Don't forget to log in!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:16 PM
    Food sovereignty makes for a healthier and more equitable society. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:15 PM
    My next step is to landscape my backyard with landscaping that requires no or little water.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:13 PM
    When walking or biking instead of driving, I am more observant and connected to my neighborhood and get to know people and faces. It makes me feel safe. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:12 PM
    At the very least, I can see how environmental factors contribute to my health by monitoring my allergy symptoms.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:06 PM
    I could purchase from local farmers 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 12:05 PM
    This money can go towards planting a garden in our backyard.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Natalie de Leon 4/30/2021 11:57 AM
    Ensure electrical appliances not in use are not plugged in. Use smart strips