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Alan Marino

Meat Circus

"Eating an elephant 1 bite at a time! (With out actually harming any elephants)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 552 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    51
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    36
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Alan's 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

Support a Sharing Economy

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 27
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

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Alan Marino's avatar
    Alan Marino 7/31/2020 7:14 PM
    Feel like it was a good month, but I know I can do even better next year!

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    Alan Marino 7/21/2020 6:52 PM
    l love the sharing economy! It's great to trade meals & vegetable from the garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Alan Marino 7/16/2020 7:25 PM
    I could have done without the ad pushes, but I liked the comparison chart at the end to see how we match up to people around the world.

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    Alan Marino 7/16/2020 7:12 PM
    Past the halfway mark! Happy with the progress, but there's still plenty more to do. This is an excellent opportunity to figure out how to responsibly dispose of an old refrigerator sitting around my house, any suggestions?

    • Louisa Lubiak's avatar
      Louisa Lubiak 7/29/2020 2:23 PM
      If you are in New Jersey you can recycle your old fridge & get up to $50 for it too thru NJ's Clean Energy Appliance Recycling Program. Unfortunately, the recycling program is temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus crisis. See the website at: https://njcleanenergy.com/recycling 

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    Alan Marino 7/13/2020 5:31 PM
    Don't specifically remember picking up any trash today, but I've been making it a habit so I may have.

    I used a tuber ware instead of reusing something, not sure if that counts. 

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    Alan Marino 7/11/2020 7:43 PM
    Picking up a piece of litter everyday has been a piece of cake!! What a great habit to get in to!

    • Louisa Lubiak's avatar
      Louisa Lubiak 7/16/2020 1:22 PM
      Alan, it is a great idea to pick up litter around your neighborhood & set an example for your neighbors. Keep up the good work!

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    Alan Marino 7/03/2020 7:32 PM
    Happy everyone's helping!

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    Alan Marino 7/03/2020 7:29 PM
    3 Days in and going strong!