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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Miles Zoog

Turning Point School Community Leadership

"I want to help the environment."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 352 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    51
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    48
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    73
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    33
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Miles'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.

Uncompleted
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

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 6
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 6 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 240 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

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 6
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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Miles Zoog's avatar
    Miles Zoog 10/22/2020 9:49 AM
    Everyone is so positive


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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:28 AM
    I like the ecosystem!!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:24 AM
    I dont know of on near me.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:19 AM
    I don't drink coffee and i already use a reusable water bottle
  • 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?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:18 AM
    at the store because we always forget the reusable bags
  • 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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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:17 AM
    Global warming and climate change
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:16 AM
    me because i really care about the environment
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:15 AM
    i just do them and I also tell my family to do them.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:14 AM
    straws, plastic water bottles, 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Miles Zoog 10/12/2020 9:11 AM
    reusable water bottles and no plastic