Skip to main content
October 3 - October 24, 2018
James Thomsen's avatar

James Thomsen

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 238 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    whole food meals
    consumed

James's Actions

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 3
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    James Thomsen's avatar
    James Thomsen 10/26/2018 4:26 AM
    mostly from hydroelectric dams augmented with solar farms and wind.

  • James Thomsen's avatar
    James Thomsen 10/08/2018 10:27 AM
    doing it at work, its hard to remember when I'm home to check in
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    James Thomsen's avatar
    James Thomsen 10/03/2018 8:05 AM
    I agree, its also to pay for your own chickens than cholesterol meds