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Anna-Marie Guenther

Lakeridge Green Team

"It's crucial that the climate movement centers racial justice and the needs of frontline communities, and truly reflects the scale of the compounding emergencies of the climate crisis, inequality, and injustice."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 978 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    48
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    12
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Anna-Marie's Actions

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 10 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Uncompleted
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

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 20 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

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/26/2020 10:23 AM
    Check out this Instagram post about ethical thrifting!

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/26/2020 10:21 AM
    Check out this Instagram post about climate anxiety!

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/24/2020 9:11 AM
    Check out the latest Lakeridge Green Team Instagram Post to learn about Biden's Climate Plan!

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/22/2020 8:30 AM
    Tonight at 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT, Bernie Sanders and the Sunrise Movement’s newly endorsed candidate Cori Bush will discuss the launch of a brand new program to empower young leaders in every corner of the country. Sign up here to join the call.

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/20/2020 1:26 PM
    Sign up to phonebank through the Sunrise Movement for progressive candidates facing off against corporate-backed opponents in the next round of primaries!

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/20/2020 1:09 PM
    Today is the Strike for Black Lives! Reminder that there can be no economic or climate justice without racial justice and Black liberation.

    Text DEFEND to 90975 to take action with the Movement for Black Lives today and beyond.

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/18/2020 5:46 PM

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/17/2020 9:54 PM
    It's not too late to convince your friends to start the Ecochallenge! Try to get one other friend to commit to daily check-ins.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/17/2020 9:47 PM
    This action is especially tricky in the COVID era. Many restaurants decline requests to use reusable containers brought by customers in fear of cross-contamination or the possibility of infection (totally valid). For the few restaurants allowing dine-in, I encourage customers to bring reusable containers with them in case they are unable to finish their meal. This avoids creating unnecessary food and packaging waste.

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      Lora Jones 7/18/2020 1:15 PM
      Yes, that has been my plan too...Order extra when dining in and take out in our own glass containers.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Anna-Marie Guenther 7/17/2020 9:41 PM
    Since switching to bamboo toothbrushes, which has been a bit of an investment compared to standard plastic toothbrushes, I am more conscious of utilizing the product for its entire lifespan instead of mindlessly disposing of it whenever convenient. Bamboo toothbrushes require more care as I have to either snap off the part of the brush with the bristles or pull them out (which is extremely tedious) to compost the bamboo handle.  This process encourages me to give some more thought to how long my disposable products will take to decompose or be recycled appropriately relative to how long I used it.