Skip to main content
October 7 - October 28, 2020
Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar

Janet Taylor-Smith

Delmarva Green Earth Stewards

"To create an awareness of the effect pollution is having on our Earth by educating people to adopt more environmentally sustainable habits."

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 115 This Week
  • 546 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    46
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    96
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    65
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    65
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    45
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Janet's Actions

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 16
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 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
    Janet Taylor-Smith 10/15/2020 2:48 PM
    I would like to vary my challenges. I don't know how to remove them from daily 

    • Margaret Keefe's avatar
      Margaret Keefe 10/16/2020 10:51 AM
      Janet, I asked a question using the magnifying icon in the lower right corner of the page & got a fairly quick response—day or so.

  • Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
    Janet Taylor-Smith 10/09/2020 6:58 AM
    Giving straws & plastic utensils are  so automatic even when you specifically ask not to get them. Then, they are just thrown out, since they've been put in the order. Very frustrating!

  • Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
    Janet Taylor-Smith 10/07/2020 6:00 AM
    Day #1 is going well. I am already vegan, I stopped using plastic straws & single use cups/bottles a long while ago.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
    Janet Taylor-Smith 10/07/2020 5:53 AM
    For a few items, I carry them out in my hands. For more than a few, I put the items directly back in the cart & take them to my car. I put them in bags at my car. No single use plastic bags!

    • Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
      Janet Taylor-Smith 10/07/2020 10:27 AM
      We can only use reusable bags if we bag items ourselves, or go through the self serve.

    • Margaret Keefe's avatar
      Margaret Keefe 10/07/2020 6:50 AM
      Are your grocery stores allowing allowing reusable bags yet? I don't think ours is???

  • Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
    Janet Taylor-Smith 10/06/2020 2:32 PM