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Kristen Mankowski

National Aquarium

"She/Her, volunteer, educator, animal lover, dork, and grudgingly vegan."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,480 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    930
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Kristen's Actions

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

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Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 30 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, and dirt with baking soda.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 30 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Party pooper

When hosting parties, invite guests to bring their own plates, bowls, cups, and utensils to reduce the need for disposables. If guests bring dishes, ask them to bring lidded, reusable containers or use a waste free alternative like beeswax wraps for leftovers. I chose this because, especially for kid’s parties and holidays, there is a lot of waste from people who don’t want to do dishes and buy single-use dish/flatware. By asking guests to bring their own, it eliminates the need for single-use items and reduces the amount of cleanup for the host.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/31/2019 8:33 AM
    Congratulations to everyone who participated this month! Let’s keep this going for the rest of the year!

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/30/2019 7:42 PM
    I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day of July! This month flew by, but so much was accomplished!

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/29/2019 5:43 PM

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/28/2019 11:27 AM
    My co-worker at a volunteer event brought a collapsible straw that she lost last night. Luckily, I had 2 spare metal straws and offered her one. I found out she is doing PFJ too when she accepted one of my spares!

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/27/2019 9:36 AM

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/26/2019 9:38 AM
    I am in DC and it has not been difficult getting my litter pick-up action in the morning. I have also been talking to the staff at my event about PFJ and they are into it! I reel them in with my desk space of many things, and I chat them up about single-use plastics X)

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/25/2019 7:59 AM

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/24/2019 8:17 PM
    I can’t believe we’re in the last stretch of July! Congratulations to everyone for sticking it out all month!

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/23/2019 11:39 AM

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      Carol White 7/23/2019 12:17 PM
      So glad you had a good time. We are proud of the zoo here.

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    Kristen Mankowski 7/21/2019 2:17 PM
    In Iowa, there’s a hemp renaissance happening and they are looking at replacing a lot of synthetic materials with the cheaper hemp.