Skip to main content
October 3 - October 24, 2018
Amy Salsbery's avatar

Amy Salsbery

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 537 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    436
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning

Amy's Actions

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY 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

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:57 AM
    Not to shower on days I don't need to would waste less water.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:56 AM
    Buying locally means less fuel is being used to transport my food. I will try to stop at fruit stands and farmer's markets more often than I do now.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:55 AM
    Wow! I hope this isn't me! I would rather use that money to save more.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:55 AM
    I use vegetable bags at the grocery store. I try to put more than one veggie per bag but I think there are reusable ones I could bring. Or I can start reusing my plastic ones instead of getting new ones every time I go to the store.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

    Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:54 AM
    I do believe that toxic chemicals are not good for me. I started noticing getting headaches when I would use them to clean my house. Now I notice even sometimes burning candles gives me headaches so I know these fumes have bad stuff in them.
  • 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?

    Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:53 AM
    There are times I forget to bring a reusable water bottle. I have to set myself up for success by always having one with me. 

  • Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/24/2018 8:52 AM
    GO SUSTAINABLE SAINTS! We can pull ahead today!!

  • Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/23/2018 10:08 AM
    Let's go Sustainable Saints!!

  • Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/16/2018 9:19 AM
    Happy Tuesday everyone! What a beautiful morning :)

  • Amy Salsbery's avatar
    Amy Salsbery 10/15/2018 9:17 AM
    It's a new week! Go Sustainable Saints!