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Jo Marie Vacanti

MTM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 785 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    519
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    67
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Jo Marie's Actions

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Uncompleted
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

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 9
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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 17
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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Jo Marie Vacanti 7/20/2020 12:03 PM
    I am adding a walkway in my yard. All of the instructions say to place weed fabric down first; however, I find cardboard boxes work just as well. I open them up lengthwise and place them at the bottom sometimes overlapping. This method costs no money and water will drain through the cardboard.        

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    Jo Marie Vacanti 7/15/2020 10:08 AM
    I use paper bags from the grocery store under my mulch to prevent weeds. Newspaper is another alternative to combat weeds. They both break down which is an added bonus. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Jo Marie Vacanti 7/09/2020 9:41 AM
    I find having a garden very calming. The growing process isn't always easy but it is a great learning experience. I have a compost pile and it is amazing to see how leaves, grass and kitchen scraps breaks down into  dark and silky dirt with many beneficial bugs. 

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    Jo Marie Vacanti 6/29/2020 6:56 AM
    I am excited about this challenge. As much as I promote and participate recycling, there are many areas where I need improvement. This ecochallenge will help push me further in finding plastic alternatives.