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Karen Buck

Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Community

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 141 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    4.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Karen's Actions

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Visit A Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 2 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Plastic free events

Create plastic free community events. So much garbage is generated at events, especially plastic garbage. Bring reusable plates, encourage water jugs to fill reusables or paper cups.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Lobby for Reusables
    What are some of the cases you could make to an employer for why switching to durable dishes and utensils is actually in their best interest as well?

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    Karen Buck 7/20/2019 8:54 AM
    I wrote an email to city councilors to use water jugs and paper cups for 7/4th and other events.  Two councilors followed through.  These are large events.  I received positive feedback about the less expense and ease of the jugs.  This was published in an article.

    Community Garden used reusable plates and cups for their luncheon today 

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    Karen Buck 7/06/2019 3:11 PM
    I actually did this on July 1, asking the Malden City Councillors to use water jugs and paper cups vs. handing out bottled water at their 7/4th events.  I wrote 11 councillors with a few responses of positivism and acknowledgement of already doing it.  I will find out about the others who participated in  
    "Independence from Plastics Day" 

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    Karen Buck 6/30/2019 1:08 PM
    I purchased Eco-strips (Laundry Detergent) from Tru Earth (Canada).  I was ready to spend the extra buck to rid the bulky and water laden laundry detergent containers.  GAK!  The strips are packaged in a plastic bag!  This will be my first call to a company on Monday, July 1.