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Krystina Jarvis

Plastic Free July Planning Team

"I'm a strong believer in individual sustainability. If we all take small actions for the earth, those small actions add up to major impacts."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 784 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    54
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    32
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Krystina's Actions

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 9 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 5.44 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to Cool Effect's cookstove projects or another nonprofit that installs clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate one or more Femme Kits to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Krystina Jarvis 4/25/2018 11:40 AM
    I just read the "4 Foods That Are Eating the World's Forests" article as part of the Land Use challenge, and was so sad to see that coffee is #2.  I can't get through the day without my 2-3 cups!  I purchase coffee in my own bag from a local coffee roaster, so I do get my coffee plastic free, local, and certified organic, but unfortunately their website does not mention shade-grown or Rainforest Alliance Certified.  When making choices for our earth, I know that there are unfortunately always pros and cons.  We do not live in a perfect society.  

    I did just run a search for "shade" on another local coffee shop's website and the description of one of their coffees indicates it is "bird and eco-friendly.  The plantation employs a medium density shade strategy, using two types of shade trees."  Perhaps I'll try this new coffee option, although they do not offer the ability to purchase in my own bag.  Again, pros and cons...

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    Krystina Jarvis 4/09/2018 5:38 PM
    I made dinner tonight and tried to make it zero waste, and I composted/saved for making veggie stock later all of the waste pieces, but does anyone have any suggestions for what to do with cilantro stems? They're such a unique flavor I don't want to put them in my veggie stock. And do avocado pits and skins count as waste? What about garlic peels (although those go in the stock)? I don't know the rules! 😆

    • Kelly vineyard's avatar
      Kelly vineyard 4/11/2018 2:13 PM
      i think cilantro smells good.  could it be made into potpourri?

    • Karen Downing's avatar
      Karen Downing 4/09/2018 8:07 PM
      Maybe a local farmer can use it for the animals, either in the food (hogs/rabbits) or as enrichment?  

    • Bev Larson's avatar
      Bev Larson 4/09/2018 7:11 PM
      If something isn't edible it isn't waste, in my opinion.  Try growing avocado from the pit and compost the rest. 

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    Krystina Jarvis 4/05/2018 10:32 AM
    Eating meatless meals is so much less difficult than I once thought.  Once you're looking at options other than meat as your main meal item, there are so many more flavors and varieties available!

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    Krystina Jarvis 4/04/2018 5:00 PM
    Food waste day 1: nothing! Leading up to this challenge I've been thinking about food waste a lot, so hopefully this will be one of the easier tasks during the challenge. 

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    Krystina Jarvis 3/30/2018 1:55 PM
    Only a few more days before the Drawdown Challenge begins!  Even now, just from choosing my actions I'm so much more aware of my food waste.  I can't wait to see the impact this challenge has on my eco footprint.

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    Krystina Jarvis 3/09/2018 11:31 AM
    Ready to start earning some points!