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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Lori Pietrafitta

Hainesport School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 227 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lori's Actions


5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.



Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

One-Time Action


Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.



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.



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    Lori Pietrafitta 10/22/2018 12:29 PM
    Using reusable bags and saving water is becoming a good habit!
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Lori Pietrafitta 10/16/2018 12:42 PM
    I can be aware of the amount of water used in other areas such as washing dishes and making sure the clothes washer is full.
  • 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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    Lori Pietrafitta 10/16/2018 12:41 PM
    There are restaurants that give straws automatically making it difficult for people to refuse them.

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      Carey Compton 10/16/2018 6:15 PM
      Straws bother me so much now after I have seen so many on the ground and know they get into the water and don't break down. I am now in the habit of saying "No straw please" when I order my water or other drink.  It's great! I tend to say it loud so others hear me too.  Try it you like it.  

  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

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    Lori Pietrafitta 10/08/2018 7:13 PM
    I used the water from the dehumidifier to water my plants.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

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    Lori Pietrafitta 10/08/2018 7:12 PM
    I always carry a bag in my purse. I often carry out items without a bag.