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Jen Aiken

National Aquarium

"We can all make a difference! “Seas” the day & reduce plastic to save the Bay!"

Points Total

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Participant Impact

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    documentaries
    watched
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    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    405
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    41
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jen's Actions

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 30 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 1 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jen Aiken 7/20/2020 8:46 AM
    Watched History 101: Episode 4 about Plastics. Interesting to learn about the early development of plastics & how to quickly became pervasive in product production. 

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    Jen Aiken 7/14/2020 8:26 PM
    Sooooo many tomatoes, chard, blackberries, peppers & kale In our garden! Yum! Plastic free produce, organic & pesticide free!

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    Jen Aiken 7/14/2020 8:24 PM
    Picked up some trash while kayaking in the salt marshes of great bay, little egg harbor, NJ over the weekend. Our sons spotted every piece of trash along the way. 

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    Jen Aiken 7/08/2020 2:55 AM
    Scooped another disposable mask out of the Bay :( 

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    Jen Aiken 7/05/2020 7:13 PM
    So bummed to see so much trash in the Bay yesterday...all the usual suspects, such as straws, bags, bottles, chip bags &’plastic pieces as well as a disposable mask :(

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    Jen Aiken 7/01/2020 5:32 PM
    Happy PFJ! I love being able to check off “I already do/did this!” but there’s always still more we can do. So excited about the rubber glove hack for pet hair! Who knew?!