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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Kristin Bloser

Comerica California Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 227 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Kristin's Actions

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Kristin Bloser 4/05/2021 8:19 AM
    A little slow, but I hope to make more progress as I go along.

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    Kristin Bloser 3/30/2021 7:36 AM
    I'm excited for the Ecochallenge to start.  I have selected a couple of actions to focus on for this challenge.  I recently watched the Seaspiracy documentary and will try to make more changes around how I purchase seafood.

    • Angela Boyd's avatar
      Angela Boyd 4/05/2021 9:15 AM
      WOW! I watched the Seaspiracy on Netflicks and I was completely blown away. Soooooo much to unpack. From the nets catching everything and killing indiscriminately, to the falsely labeled cans, to purposely orchestrated media focus, to slave labor to keep pricing cost down, to poaching fishing in poverty countries like Africa. Which directly correlates to an increase in diseases in Africa. So much to understand. POWERFUL.

    • Kristin Bloser's avatar
      Kristin Bloser 3/30/2021 1:06 PM
      I'd say that there were 2 takeaways.  One is that much of the fish caught results in the death of a lot of other species because they indiscriminately get caught up in the large nets.  The second is that even though farm raised fish/shrimp is supposed to be more sustainable, there are still issues that need to be considered, like the health of the fish and the destruction of near coast ecosystems (like mangroves) to establish these farms.

    • Angela Boyd's avatar
      Angela Boyd 3/30/2021 12:27 PM
      That sounds interesting. I'll have to add that to my watch list for the weekend. What was the biggest takeaway for you from Seaspiracy?