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Jamie Kilbourn

Comerica Bank Choices for Sustainable Living Team

Points Total

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  • 376 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jamie's Actions

Consumption and Economy

Watch a Documentary

I will watch one of the films suggested in the additional resources and discuss it with friends or family.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 5 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Sign a Petition

I will sign petitions in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Jamie Kilbourn's avatar
    Jamie Kilbourn 5/22/2018 12:20 PM
    I have started using reusable straws.  The restaurants get very confused when you tell them you do not need a straw.  It has become the norm to use a plastic straw and I'm helping to change that one straw at a time.   

    • Beth Beek Blackford's avatar
      Beth Beek Blackford 5/27/2018 7:50 PM
      I'm pleased to say that "Water please, no straw" now rolls off my tongue without my having to think about it!  It took about 2 months of saying it 3-4 times a week before it became a habit.  And if the server brings it anyway, I make a polite scene & explain.  So far I've only dealt with ignorance, which quickly changes when presented with information.

    • I've just learned that McDonald's is planning on changing their policy so that they will only give you a straw if you specifically ask for one. There are lots of local restaurants in St Louis that already do that, but I hope McDonald's can use its massive scale for some positive change in the industry, as well!