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Violette Daveau

19wish

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Violette's Actions

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

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Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 1 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

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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 3
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 10 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 10 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

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One-Time Action

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    Violette Daveau 4/22/2021 8:57 AM
    For earth day I decided to combine my 2 favorite interests, theatre, and sustainability. I have always wanted to find ways to make theatre more eco-friendly and this is what I found so far:
    1.  Costumes, marketing materials, lighting, sound, set and travel requirements for the audience and for the crew and cast demands a lot of raw materials and energy. -) There are ways to reduce costumes, props, and set pieces.
    2.  Theatre can be treated as activism: Plays can deal with environmental issues that are relevant and can give solutions to their audience. (For example: I am currently writing a play that deals with war and the impact it has on the environment and human beings)
    3. There are ways to make theatre carbon neutral: The Arcola Theatre in the UK uses solar panels, DC Microgrids (batteries to store the energy), Therminator boilers (a wood-fired heating system that produces carbon-neutral heating), and LED lights.
    4. LED lights costs a lot of money however they last longer than normal lights AND they use less energy as a whole.
    and finally
    5. The stage lighting system takes up 2% of the energy used in a theatre building. The building lightning takes up 39% and the air Handling units 25% of the energy consumed. Therefore: Theatre may not even NEED a big theatre building since the stage itself is the most important.


    Here are the links I used: 
    *LSA template (lightingandsoundamerica.com)
    Sustainability - Arcola Theatre
    The role of theatre in drawing attention to climate change - The Boar

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    Violette Daveau 7/11/2020 12:41 PM
    Yesterday, I went to buy takeout diner with a really good friend of mine and I had the choice between a wrap or a salad. The problem was that the salad had to be added in a plastic non recyclable container so I ended up buying the wrap instead. During this pandemic, it has been especially hard for restaurants to commit 100% on reusable containers and cutlery due to "safety hygiene precautions". I feel like they should solve this issue by either replacing Styrofoam and non recyclable plastic containers to cardboard or paper which is recyclable. They should also sell their plastic cutlery or replace it with real reusable cutlery  because for some people, it is of no use and becomes waste.
    Anyways, I am glad I changed my mind and took the wrap, which was wrapped in paper ;)
    Violette