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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Donna Zarro

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,079 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    84
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Donna's Actions

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Donna Zarro 10/24/2018 6:39 AM
    Hoping to save the planet and feed the people.  It is challenging to create a plan that is sustainable and produces quantity.  Cooperation between local small farms may be helpful.  

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    Donna Zarro 10/24/2018 6:35 AM

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    Donna Zarro 10/24/2018 6:34 AM
    Great team effort!   Thanks for participating in Eco Challenge!

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    Donna Zarro 10/21/2018 6:15 AM

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    Donna Zarro 10/21/2018 6:14 AM
    3 Day left on the Eco Challenge!

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    Donna Zarro 10/18/2018 10:21 AM
    Eco challenge!   Great way to save the planet!

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    Donna Zarro 10/15/2018 12:00 PM
    Eco challenge 😊
  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate for More Food Options
    Given the impact of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on both the natural world and our food systems, what do you think about the use of these products in agriculture?

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    Donna Zarro 10/12/2018 10:31 AM
    Strongly against use of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals.  Only buy organic or local produce.  Support organic farming.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Donna Zarro 10/10/2018 2:13 PM
    So glad to get rid of junk mail.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Donna Zarro 10/10/2018 2:04 PM
    I am trying to mediate daily.  I try to exercise 3 times a week.