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Jennifer Martin

Virginia Zoo Fans

"I am trying to be more mindful of my impact on the environment bit by bit. "

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    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Jennifer's Actions

Family

Leftover Lunch

Pack family members lunches for work/school with leftovers in reusable containers with reusable utensils.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

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

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One-Time Action

Food

Encourage companies to go plastic free

Emailed my favorite coffee company about their plans for environmental protection and their plans for the future. I chose this because it causes a lot of needless waste one way or another.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 10 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag.

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.

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One-Time Action

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    Jennifer Martin 7/31/2021 4:57 AM
    It's been interesting to be more mindful and brainstorm with others on things that we  can do on large and small day to day basis to make an impact. I know that it's not a lot but I know that there are those of us out there that are Trying! 

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    Jennifer Martin 7/09/2021 8:32 AM
    Try emailing companies, such as coffee companies, to support and encourage their moves towards plastic free and various other environmental changes. 

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    Jennifer Martin 7/06/2021 10:22 AM
    I am trying to help out the ecosystem as much as I can.  I realize that it's not a perfect answer but I know every little bit helps and what I carry over after July helps a little bit more every month.