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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Cheryl Harvey

Starbucks Partners for Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 353 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    9.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Cheryl's Actions

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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Cheryl Harvey 10/18/2018 2:51 PM
    I tried to convince others to skip the straw and the push back was the glass rims at restaurants not being clean or they are chipped.  Will keep trying...it is going to take time.

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    Cheryl Harvey 10/16/2018 4:27 AM
    I have to remind the servers to not bring me a straw. So many times, a beverage just arrives with one. So hard to break a habit.

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    Cheryl Harvey 10/08/2018 5:36 PM
    This evening, I turned down a straw by opting for a beverage that does not normally come with a straw.  And fortunately, it is cooler this evening so do not mind the thermostat set even higher.