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Ross Gaona

ESr140 Rock Creek

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 820 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    185
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1
    public official or leader
    contacted
  • UP TO
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ross's actions

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Ross Gaona 4/25/2018 12:01 AM
    Had Veggies and rice for dinner
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

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    Ross Gaona 4/24/2018 1:48 AM
    I learned that family planning is not just a united states problem. I never thought about it this was as its empowering for women. They have the chance to plan their future outside of motherhood such as school, careers. For me we ran the numbers financially to see if we could afford a second child. Because that was always in our family planning. We took steps on family planning

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:44 AM
    Toyota Camry would be the closest thing that would fit our family
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:41 AM

    KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE, I feel I will now recycle properly, and be more mindful of repairing things that are within my control
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:37 AM
    My city only shows you how to save water, fixing toilets, not water your grass as much. I think what needs to change is charge people a lot more for water, then they will use as much.  
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than other countries, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:27 AM
    I think that this false "food pyramid" that we are taught at a very young age for years and years. We need to update the amount of protein is needed for the human body. We also focus our meals around meat. I feel that we educate at a very young age that a meat base diet is not the answer, and hit them with facts
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:23 AM
    My vision is people started to use less cars and walked to places, or had easier ways or modes of transportation. I would like for my city to stop growing and make our city more sustainable, and start investing in renewable energy
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Use Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:21 AM
    I can say its my family, I want them to have a future and not have to struggle. With my area is going to be my city of Hillsboro, since I have lived here for the past 6 years it has grown 30,000 people and they are planning for another 20,000 with in the next 3 years
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 2:17 AM
    For me is my family, I have two children and to find a car that has enough room. My wife drive the furthest to work so MPG would be nice. Right now we drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee  so it has plenty of room but not very good on gas. I found that the car that would possibly fit us would be the Toyota Camry. which would save us over 500 bucks a year on gas


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    Ross Gaona 4/19/2018 12:02 AM
    From my research, there was not very many companies that have a volunteer base group.. A lot of what I found where small private business and Biomass was part of what their business offered