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Chris Pamenter

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"To use less plastics and be a better steward for the earth"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,526 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    130
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Chris's Actions

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for plastic reduction policies that are better for both the planet and people.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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 26
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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Write Letters or Emails
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems - like plastic pollution - differently?

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    Chris Pamenter 7/31/2020 8:32 AM
    The more ideas the better, and an idea from one person could spark and idea in another person that leads to action and we are off and running!

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    Chris Pamenter 7/31/2020 8:30 AM
    Last day of the competition, congrats - we are all winners for participating!
  • 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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    Chris Pamenter 7/30/2020 8:49 AM
    Cleaning up pet waste has a positive affect on the environment and people's lives.  Flies, smell, squishy poop between the toes if you step in it are all negatives that take a toll on the earth and people's day!  It is the responsible thing to do.


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    Chris Pamenter 7/30/2020 8:41 AM
    Happy "Little Friday", we almost made it!!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Buy Only What I Need
    As you have reduced your spending, what have you noticed about your 'health and safety' purchasing habits? How might this change your longer term purchasing decisions?

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    Chris Pamenter 7/29/2020 7:55 AM
    I noticed that being locked in had a significant impact on spending by not eating out.  And it was WAY healthier to be eating at home.  

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    Chris Pamenter 7/29/2020 7:55 AM
    Happy Humpday!!!  Go do your Eco thing with Vigor
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Reusable Face Coverings
    In what other ways can you use creativity or innovation to reduce your waste while adapting to our current times?

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    Chris Pamenter 7/28/2020 8:23 AM
    I bought the family reusable cloth facemasks so we were not using disposable ones, even though we used them multiple times.  We can wash these whenever we want and they are easy to cover the entire face.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Chris Pamenter 7/28/2020 8:22 AM
    Be conscious of what you are using at all times and make the right choices.  

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    Chris Pamenter 7/28/2020 8:18 AM
    It's Taco Tuesday!  Hope you find some plastic free tacos to enjoy today.  Don't forget to say no to the straw.  

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    Chris Pamenter 7/27/2020 3:12 PM
    Killing it with no plastics on a Monday.  Enjoy your week everyone!