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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Katie Leveto

PNC

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 291 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning

Katie's Actions

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 20 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 6
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 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Katie Leveto 10/11/2018 7:31 AM

    I would like to make pasta sauce out of tomatoes from my mom's garden.
  • 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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    Katie Leveto 10/03/2018 11:00 AM
    When we go to restaurants we do not use the straw. Instead we leave a card saying the impact straws have on the environment. 

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

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    Katie Leveto 10/03/2018 10:59 AM
    I find it easy to use reusable bottles. I think the only barrier to making this a new habit is making sure you have a bottle with you. Keep one in the car,at home and at work. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Katie Leveto 10/03/2018 7:20 AM
    It makes me feel like i can make a difference even with the smallest change in my life. 

    • Jessica Fuller's avatar
      Jessica Fuller 10/05/2018 12:51 PM
      Using a reusable thermos or even a mug can make a huge change! It keeps your drink warmer longer and can keep as many as 20 cups out of landfills a month per person.