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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jaclyn Mantel

St. Louis Goes Green!

"To constantly strive towards deepening our own green practices while promoting behavioral change towards sustainability within the St. Louis region."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 298 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    13
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    11
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Jaclyn 's Actions

Transportation

Dutchtown Neighborhood Cleanup with earthday365

Sat., April 24th @ 9:30am - 12p **Register prior to event using link under "learn more."** This event is hosted in collaboration with the Community Improvement District of Dutchtown, Employment Connection, and several neighborhood associations. Volunteers will provide much needed litter cleanup along the streets and alleyways. Light snacks will be available and volunteers receive an Earth Day Celebration Kit. Bring a water bottle to refill! You can register in shifts for this event.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Garden Work Day with earthday365

Sat., April 10th @ 9 am - 1 pm **Register prior to the event with the following link.**Hosted by A Red Circle in collaboration with Custom Foodscaping. Our first collaboration for our Environmental Justice Days Of Action. Volunteers will help build up the urban farm and plant potatoes at the North County Agricultural Education Center, which works to combat food apartheid. Light snacks will be available and volunteers receive an Earth Day Celebration Kit.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 30 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY 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 4 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 120 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Jaclyn  Mantel's avatar
    Jaclyn Mantel 4/30/2021 9:19 AM
    Welcome to Transportation Week!

     

    It is the final week of the Eco-Challenge so let’s finish strong!

     The weather is going to be beautiful this week, so it is an excellent week to lower your transportation carbon footprint by walking or biking to your destination!

    The Bike St. Louis Website has maps that show street routes for bicycling. You can find it here as well as a bunch of other information: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/street/streets-sidewalks-traffic/bicycling/bike-st-louis-map.cfm 


    Don’t forget about the celebration coffee break on May 7, at 10 a.m.! 

     

    Thank you for your dedication to making the world a more sustainable place!

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Jaclyn  Mantel's avatar
    Jaclyn Mantel 4/16/2021 10:01 AM
    I think what motivated me the most to consider switching is helping advocate for a cleaner and better environment! 

  • Jaclyn  Mantel's avatar
    Jaclyn Mantel 4/15/2021 10:18 AM
    Hello Everyone! Welcome to Industry week! 

     

    Remember to follow those 5 R’s of waste reduction this week. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle! 

    Here is an article on the 5 R’s: 

     
    One huge contributor to landfill mass is waste that could have been composted. St. Louis has several composting programs one being https://compost.perennial.city/

    I found this fantastic local shop in Maplewood called Maven Bath & Candle Co. that sells bar shampoo and conditioner as well as other soaps to reduce my single use plastic consumption.  
     

    This is a reminder to check your “spam” or “promotion” sections of your emails to see the Monday team email! Also, remember to keep inviting others, we are still early in the challenge and EVERYONE is welcome!

    Thanks for your dedication to making our world a more sustainable place!! 

     


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    Jaclyn Mantel 3/31/2021 11:48 AM