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Sarah Aiello

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Points Total

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  • 538 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    74
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    68
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning

Sarah's Actions

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 5 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
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Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

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Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

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One-Time Action

Community

Become a Recycling Pro

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Sarah Aiello 8/01/2022 11:27 AM
    I love these Eco-challenges!  Keep them coming!

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    Sarah Aiello 7/28/2022 9:08 AM
    What I've learned in this process is that its not that hard to change from buying plastic water bottles to going to putting filtered water in glass reusable bottles instead....takes a bit more time, but well worth it.  Also when cleaning, I've been using more natural products like vinegar, lemons, and baking soda....and they work great, smell better, and less expensive too!  And last but not least, moving to your own bags for grocery shopping saves a lot of plastic and paper bags in the long run....the hardest part is remembering to bring in the bags to the grocery store!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Become a Recycling Pro
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Sarah Aiello 7/25/2022 11:58 AM
    Just learned that pizza boxes are not recyclable....and I've been tossing them in that bin for the past few years.  I will make that change now.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn about Plastic Production
    What did you learn about how plastic production impacts humans, animals, communities, and the environment? Which of these impacts specifically affects your community?

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    Sarah Aiello 7/19/2022 2:07 PM
    This was so eye-opening for me.  Now I really want to not drink any of my water out of a plastic water bottle.  I will now be keeping my water in glass bottles.  The health risks are much more than I realized.