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Ruby Lin

AVOCADO

"To make a more livable home for all of us and future generations to come."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,344 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    2.0
    bags of litter
    collected
  • UP TO
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    75
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    10
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    2,260
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    493
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Ruby's actions

Just Economies

Open up a sustainable banking account

I will open up a bank account that gives back and avoids investments that are harming people and the planet.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Bring the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge to Your Community

I will commit to sending the pledge to 10 colleagues, friends, etc.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Conservation and Restoration

Learn about the Importance of Public Transportation

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 5 friends or colleagues per day about the issue.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Conservation and Restoration

Learn more about Conservation

I will learn more about conservation efforts in my local community or state.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Conservation and Restoration

Learn more about recycling

I will research my local communities recycling programs and options.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Conservation and Restoration

Research my local composting options

I will research my local communities composting options.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Conservation and Restoration

Participate in a Beach/Park Clean up, Whether you do a Solo Cleanup or Take a Group!

I will spend 2 hours cleaning up a local park, beach or my neighborhood.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Resilient Communities

Learn About Constructive Communication

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Resilient Communities

Plan for the Future

I will create a climate-focused strategic plan for my business/team/self.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Resilient Communities

Explore Resilient Partnerships

I will explore how resilient partnerships are working to curve the effects of climate change.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Just Economies

Research regenerative organic agriculture

I will research what regenerative agriculture is and the impact that it can have on curbing the effects of climate change.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Just Economies

Research the Planet Impact Fund

I will research 1% for the Planets planet impact fund.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Just Economies

Watch a documentary on the factory farm meat industry

I will watch a documentary on how the factory farm meat industry contributes to climate change.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Know your Rights (to Nature)

I will look into my rights to nature by researching the four linked organizations.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Take a Hike

I will explore my local hiking trails.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Take the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge

Take the Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge to understand your impact.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Take the Outdoorist Oath

Take the Outdoorist Oath to understand your impact.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Get Gardening

I will start my own, or join a local community garden in order to lessen my food impact.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Rights to Nature

Discover which Native Tribe's land you live on

I will enter my address to find out what Native land I currently live on

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Rights to Nature

Get Outside

I will get outside for 10 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Conservation and Restoration

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Conservation and Restoration

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Conservation and Restoration

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Rights to Nature

Stretching for 2 mins every 30 mins

Stretching and decompressing tight muscles can improve blood circulation and overall improve health and productivity!

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Resilient Communities

SCHEDULE YOUR VOLUNTEER TIME OFF

As Avocadians, we receive 8 hours of PAID volunteer time off each quarter! Schedule yours and use it to volunteer for a cause you care about in your community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Resilient Communities

Sign a petition for a cause that you believe in

I will use the Patagonia Action Works network to find and sign a petition that advocates for local conservation in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Ruby Lin 8/10/2023 11:06 AM
    Wanted to take some time to share with everyone my little terrarium of dart frogs.
    I don't think this platform lets me upload videos, but I'll also link it here: Google Drive Video

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    Ruby Lin 8/10/2023 7:21 AM
    I can't believe it is already the second to last day of this challenge!!

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      Jose Moreno 8/10/2023 8:07 AM
      Time really flies. It has been so cool seeing your plants! 😎

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    Ruby Lin 8/08/2023 11:50 AM
    Update: Baron Brian Von Brentwood
    He probably won't fully be ready to be moved into a hydropnic system by the end of this challenge, so wanted to give everyone an update on his progress. After just 10 days of damp paper towel in a baggie trick, he's already started to split and develop his baby roots.

    If you were to use the toothpick method, this could take up to 3 months.

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    Ruby Lin 8/05/2023 9:48 AM
    Happy Friday everyone! Today is Southern California its a bit of a scorcher! So don't forget your SPF if you go out!!

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    Ruby Lin 8/03/2023 11:15 AM
    I wanted to share with everyone today one inspiring person from my childhood that sparked my love for nature, animals, and conservation. I'm not a big collector of things, but the only funko pop that I have actually purchased came all the way from Australia and is one of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. I love his philosophy on educating people: "If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love." I think this quote will stay with me for the rest of my life.

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    Ruby Lin 8/01/2023 8:28 AM
    Update on Amadeus Aaron Avocado! His real leaves are coming in and thriving on the top!
    Today is water change day, so I'll be using his water to water his work buds (the other desk plants).

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    Ruby Lin 7/31/2023 8:05 AM
    Howdy everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was eco friendly and restorative!
    Now back to the grind with my coffee mug which I must say, looks fabulous, courtesy
    of Ms. Deanna Longo!

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    Ruby Lin 7/29/2023 8:52 AM
    Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you all have a beautiful day. Spend it out in the sun today~ (while wearing SPF and with adequate sun protection!)

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    Ruby Lin 7/28/2023 1:45 PM
    From this very tiny avo seed, we'll welcome Baron Brian Von Brentwood, a new member of the avocado family!

    For best results when trying to grow an avocado plant from an avo pit:
    1.) peel the outer brown paper-like layer
    2.) wrap it loosely in a wet paper towel
    3.) seal it in a air-tight container
    4.) store away in a cool dark place for 2-3 weeks

    After that, little roots should start developing. Once they are 2-3 inches long, you can transfer them into a hydroponic system (much like Amadeus). They can stay hydroponic their entire lives (but most likely will not fruit if that is the case).

    We'll check back with Baby Baron in a couple weeks!

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    Ruby Lin 7/28/2023 7:21 AM
    Very proud to have a chance to carpool today with a coworker!!