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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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matt kline

Turning Point School Community Leadership

"To make conscious decisions each and everyday that will reduce my footprint on this beautiful planet. To inspire my students and raise awareness. To stay positive and proactive in the face of climate change."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 830 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    72
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    107
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    43
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

matt's Actions

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 6 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 19
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    matt kline 10/27/2020 9:15 AM
    I have been staying away from beef, chicken, and pork.  I am still eating some fish, but am trying to eat a mostly plant based diet.

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      Lily :) 10/27/2020 9:28 AM
      yeah plant-based is a great way to cut down on emissions! 

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    matt kline 10/27/2020 9:09 AM
    still going strong.  enjoying my coffee in my reusable mug this morning.

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    matt kline 10/22/2020 10:01 AM
    It's a good daily reminder to make the right choice!  Took a bike ride already today!

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    matt kline 10/21/2020 9:20 AM
    working from home today.  no commute = no fossil fuels

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    matt kline 10/21/2020 9:12 AM
    After class I will be taking out my compost bucket to the compost bin.  

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    matt kline 10/21/2020 9:08 AM
    Wish I could change my daily actions - it would be nice to challenge myself in some different ways.

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    matt kline 10/20/2020 9:12 AM
    Gotta keep going and remember to do the daily tasks.  Sticking with it is the only way to make a big impact!

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    matt kline 10/15/2020 8:31 AM
    Still going strong!  Big team = big impact

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    matt kline 10/09/2020 2:53 PM
    Going well.  Students are still very engaged!

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    matt kline 10/08/2020 9:53 AM
    I joined the challenge because I wanted to inspire my students to take small actions to help the planet.