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Laurence Tardiani

Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Community

"To make conscious and informed decisions about my purchases. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 892 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning

Laurence's Actions

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 1 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

Single use coffee

At work our coffee machine using single use plastic pouches. Instead I plan to bring in my own coffee and use refillable kcups

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Laurence Tardiani's avatar
    Laurence Tardiani 7/11/2019 9:02 AM
    Swapped single use zip lock bags for food safe lowes buckets to carry grain from the home brew store to home.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

    Laurence Tardiani's avatar
    Laurence Tardiani 7/10/2019 4:12 AM
    I'm part of a volunteer based green team at HBS with goals of educating our community on sustainability and making our buildings operate more efficiently. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

    Laurence Tardiani's avatar
    Laurence Tardiani 7/07/2019 6:04 PM
    I bought a 5gal lowes bucket to live in our basement and a small 2 gal lowes bucket stored hidden near our kitty litter. We use the 2 gal instead of a plastic bag each day and dump it into the 5 gal when we're done. The 5 gal contents gets tossed with the weekly trash saving 7 plastic bags a week.

    • Anita Kim's avatar
      Anita Kim 7/08/2019 8:39 AM
      Laurence - this is amazing!   I have struggled with how to handle our cat litter without using plastic for a while now and haven't come up with a good plan (also my partner has to do the cat litter cleaning since I'm pregnant, so it needs to be something he can get on board with).  Thanks so much for this idea!