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Tic Tac Planet Challenge

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Hondura, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), Escuela Politécnica Nacional | Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Ecuador


Team members: Jorge Alejandro Gómez Rangel, María José Aguilar Ordónez, Janina Alexandra Chusquillo Simancas, Vivian Sthefanny Mendoza Soto, Carlos Miguel Aguirre Cálix.

I'm Jorge Alejandro Gómez from México, México City. Biological Pharmaceutical Chemistry student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I like to read and enjoy moments that produce happiness and fullness.

I'm Maria Jose Aguilar from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I'm an industrial chemical engineering student at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). I count with a specialization in digital marketing.

I'm Carlos Miguel Aguirre, and like Maria, I'm from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I'm also an Industrial Chemical engineering student at UNAH. I love spending my free time having fun with my friends.

I'm Vivian Sthefanny Mendoza from La Paz, Bolivia. I'm a Chemical Engineering student at 'Universidad Mayor de San Andrés' (UMSA). I like to be part of youth organizations that promote leadership and that fight against climate change.

I'm Janina Chusquillo, from Carchi, Ecuador. I’m a Chemical engineering at Escuela Politécnica Nacional. I like photography and having time alone.


Report 1: June 2022

Tic Tac Planet Challenge contacted engineer Diana Velasquez. She teaches the environmental engineering class at the Autonomous University of Honduras, where environmental challenges will be implemented. The activities will be conducted by the students of engineer Velasquez to reduce the environmental impact they generate daily at the university. Supported by our environmental advisors and the entire Tic Tac Planet Challenge team, we presented the following plan as the first report corresponding to the Environmental Forum organized by the University of Pennsylvania. It is worth mentioning that the contribution of expenses was made only to know what it would cost economically to carry out this project.


Report 2: July 2022

Proposal of collaboration for the professors of the subject of Environmental Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Honduras. The climate crisis that we are currently experiencing brings with it new challenges and opportunities. Universities are part of it, the participation of the university community and its replication in society.

For the reason mentioned above, we make the following proposals addressing the main areas of interest. The development and execution of 4 environmental challenges that cover 4 primary axes: Waste, water, consumption, and savings. These challenges will be worked on using the DAR model explained below.

  • Date: That allows us to know the information about the environmental problem that must be addressed (justification of what we are proposing it for)

  • Action: It represents an alternative activity that supplants the previous one to reduce the generated environmental impact.

  • Challenge: Share on social networks and invite other people to join and change their lifestyles.

Complementary to the DAR model, students will be provided with a format that will allow them to follow up on the challenges proposed at the university, based on trainings that guide students on how to take advantage of their waste generated at home, among others. It will seek to calculate the carbon footprint to raise awareness among those enrolled in the project. The purpose of carrying out these activities is to obtain indicators that allow us to measure the impact of the challenges provided, as well as the participation of the academic community, and to know the feasibility of replication in other universities.


Report 3: August 2022

On August 11, we presented the Tic Tac Planet Challenge project to a group of the National Autonomous University of Honduras on the subject of Environmental Engineering.

In addition, the first challenge that focuses on the proper management of waste was presented, where we proposed an activity, so, that in addition to changing the habit they have of not separating waste in homes, it also raises students' awareness on the aforementioned subject. This activity lasted one week, it being a "pilot test". This was done to obtain data and generate indicators that will be published on our social networks.

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