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Shawn Garner

The Florida Aquarium

"Help our blue planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 493 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    33
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    20
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    54
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Shawn's Actions

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 5 of my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 15
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 15
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, and dirt with baking soda.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

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    Shawn Garner 8/24/2020 7:08 AM
    I can save money by making my own, and its uses less chemicals. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

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    Shawn Garner 8/24/2020 7:08 AM
    less chemicals are used in the process to make

  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Shawn Garner's avatar
    Shawn Garner 8/24/2020 7:07 AM
    it changes me for the better

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:15 AM
    Think the first day is going well.  
  • Reflection Question
    Pets DIY Cat Litter
    Other species can teach us important lessons about ourselves and life in general. What has your cat taught you?

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:14 AM
    My cat had taught me to relax and chill, enjoy looking out the window here and there. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:14 AM
    I’m really excited about having really good soil to use in my garden. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:13 AM
    It ties me closer to the environment when I have love and compassion for a pet 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:09 AM
    Yes.  I’ve seen many people use reusable straws.  But the pandemic has pushed that back a bit. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using reusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable food packaging or eating utensils, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:08 AM
    By the community reusable cutlery
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Shawn Garner 7/01/2020 4:08 AM
    Don’t use trash bags.  Wash out trash can