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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Tesh Burke

Starbucks Coffee Company

"To care for our planet and help others do the same. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 673 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    32
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    704
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Tesh's Actions

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Do at Home

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate. I will keep 3 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

Do at Home

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Tesh Burke 10/28/2020 2:19 PM
    Last Day let's continue to change the world :)

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    Tesh Burke 10/26/2020 4:45 AM
    we only have 3 days left in the challenge. We can do this :)

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    Tesh Burke 10/26/2020 4:44 AM
    We only have 3 days left of the challenge. We can do this :)

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    Tesh Burke 10/26/2020 4:41 AM
    This week was a challenge because twice I went to the grocery store and forgot my own bags at home. Lucky I was able to deal with it without using plastic bags. 

    • Gina Dullanty's avatar
      Gina Dullanty 10/26/2020 8:25 AM
      A man commented the other day as my family and I left the grocery store carrying our groceries in our hands 'Are bags that expensive?!'

      I giggled and replied that it's the price of the planet- we chose to save the bag! Haha... 

      Even when we don't realize the impact we have on others know YOU do. Together we are creating a change, a change in society, a change in the way people think and a change for the world we live on!

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    Tesh Burke 10/21/2020 4:46 AM
    We have 7 days left of the challenge. Thanks for your doing to impact your carbon footprint :)

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    Tesh Burke 10/21/2020 4:42 AM
    Learning new things everyday when it comes to routines. These new habits are helping when it comes to saving resources like water and electricity daily.  

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    Tesh Burke 10/19/2020 12:12 PM
    Today's been a good day...Sharing with some of my neighbors how we could reduce our waste. 

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    Tesh Burke 10/18/2020 4:16 AM
    its can be challenging at times when you see so many items in Grocery stores that don't come in recyclable containers.  

    • Stacy Strickland's avatar
      Stacy Strickland 10/21/2020 8:45 AM
      Doesn't it just make you grind your teeth? I find it challenging to also see excessive or unnecessary packaging... because citrus comes with it's own packaging, for example - not sure why some places feel the need to then plastic wrap them...

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    Tesh Burke 10/16/2020 4:56 AM
    Week 2 has begun... Let's keep impacting the environment. It's not too late to invite other to join :)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Tesh Burke 10/16/2020 4:54 AM
    My concern is lack of education and action when it come to sustainability. This issue is so important that it should be required in all schools just like reading. Even in higher education Sustainability should be a required class. We now when humans are educated they will demand change. It's only then we will be able to save our Planet.