April 1 - April 30, 2020

Beth Rizzo

National Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 57 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Beth's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 2 person/people a day through phone call or video chat to support mine and other’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 7 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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One-Time Action

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

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

Oceans

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a trash pickup at a local river or beach that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

People

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Beth Rizzo 7/30/2020 12:50 PM
    I will literally use something well past so long as it's not moldy or smells weird. ;)
  • Reflection Question
    Climate Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Beth Rizzo 7/30/2020 12:43 PM
    I like to do anything I can to reduce my emissions, so learning new ways is awesome! My big one is being able to walk to work, but every bit makes a difference!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Beth Rizzo 7/19/2020 12:48 PM
    I definitely try not to waste any food. This is something I am very adamant about. I work through my cupboards, even if I just have pasta, before buying more stuff.   
  • Reflection Question
    Food Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Beth Rizzo 7/06/2020 12:52 PM
    I have always been a composter and when I lived in New Zealand, it is required. I appreciate that and I think we should start implementing that! I know Washington state already has (or at least Seattle). I see areas where we can be better about this here at the aquarium.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

    Beth Rizzo 7/06/2020 12:49 PM
    I love to support local farmer's markets. The food is fresher and better!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Connect While Social Distancing
    How does connecting with others help your own mental and emotional health? How can it help support others?

    Beth Rizzo 7/05/2020 8:55 AM
    I'm an extrovert, so having people, and particularly friends, around helps me to stay light and positive! I also am really glad that the aquarium reopened, because I'd forgotten just how enriching and fulfilling it is for me to educate people about our animals, conservation, and what they can do to help change the world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Beth Rizzo 7/05/2020 8:53 AM
    I actually walk to work every day! It's great exercise and great for the environment. My car waits for the weekend to do a good trip to go hike in the great outdoors! I try not to drive too much and even walk to get my groceries. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Research Benefits of Biodiversity
    How can you encourage biodiversity by your own actions?

    Beth Rizzo 7/05/2020 8:52 AM
    While in Colorado, I advocated for bringing wolves back to the state to restore our ecosystem balance. We got enough signatures to be on the September 2020 ballot and will be voted on this year! Very exciting! I would often tell people to watch "How the Wolves Change the Rivers," because it is a wonderful and short documentary that really impacts you on how wolves are a keystone species.