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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Jonathan Skvir

Delran Middle School 2018

"I will make changes in my life to use less unneeded resources and attempt to be less wasteful of what I do use. "


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  • 2,651 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Jonathan's actions


Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.



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.



5-Minute Showers

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


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    Jonathan Skvir 10/23/2018 6:21 AM
    Can't believe the EcoChallenge is almost over.  The time went incredibly quick.  Hopefully DMS students will have made some new environmentally friendly habits.

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    Jonathan Skvir 10/17/2018 5:50 AM
    ACUA wastewater facility here we come! 

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    Jonathan Skvir 10/07/2018 6:53 PM
    I could make the 5 minute shower today.  I got really dirty doing yard work and needed extra time to get clean.  I was aware of the time and did shower quicker than I normally would have under the same circumstances.  

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    Jonathan Skvir 10/04/2018 5:18 AM
    Taking a five minute shower isn't really that hard.  I'm not a fan of the first 30 seconds of cold water though.  To be positive, that helps me wake up!

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      Louisa Lubiak 10/04/2018 5:25 AM
      Awesome Jonathan! I'm an advocate for taking 5-minute cold showers - you feel like Superman when you walk out of the cold shower into a nice warm room!

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    Jonathan Skvir 10/02/2018 11:17 AM
    Looking forward to getting start tomorrow and hopefully inspiring my students to keep their positive changes going long after the challenge ends.  Thank you North West Institute for such a great, fun, easy way to do right by our planet!