Skip to main content
April 3 - April 24, 2019
April  DeLeon's avatar

April DeLeon

Denver Parks and Rec

"Adapt, overcome and persevere."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 305 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    35
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved

April 's Actions

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

    April  DeLeon's avatar
    April DeLeon 4/25/2019 2:50 PM
    weight loss less waste and cheaper food bill
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    April  DeLeon's avatar
    April DeLeon 4/16/2019 11:32 AM
    straws, water bottles and plastic bags

  • April  DeLeon's avatar
    April DeLeon 4/16/2019 11:29 AM
    My daily walks help relieve stress from the busy days at work.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    April  DeLeon's avatar
    April DeLeon 4/16/2019 11:28 AM
    How I can releive the stress of the day on my daily walks.