Marcia Booth

2020 RECYCLE BREVARD

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,154 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,205
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

Marcia's Actions

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 60 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Florida Native Trees

I will research and learn more about three Florida native trees of my choice.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 57
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Pet Food

Learn about ingredients in pet (especially cat) food and find out if cats can eat a vegan diet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Launch a Recycling Program

Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

No Cooking Meat

I will not buy or cook any meat for my non-vegan family members.

COMPLETED 75
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Shrimp

I will learn about shrimp as a food source and how the industry works.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Marcia Booth 7/09/2020 9:24 AM
    Still trying to balance it all and keep my sanity...

  • Marcia Booth 6/27/2020 8:28 PM
    Dinner was a success! Mushroom stroganoff came out delicious, hubby approved :-) Another vegan dish that the family appreciates. Yeah!

  • Marcia Booth 6/26/2020 5:53 PM
    One class down, two to go! Exciting times toward completing my degree. Spring 2021 is the target and I’m on schedule for that. :-)

  • Marcia Booth 6/25/2020 5:33 PM
    Have been observing nature a little closer due to a class that I’m taking. It’s so fascinating! I love where we live. I can see so many birds around here - and bunnies :-)

  • Marcia Booth 6/19/2020 1:16 PM
    Have been having to fit walks between rainy times. A lot of rainy days and it might carry on this way :-( The good thing is that we get to see different residents (wildlife) around. Always look on the bright side ;-)

  • Marcia Booth 6/18/2020 6:32 AM
    The beauty of wildlife reminds me why I do what I do - and there’s always more that can be done. 

  • Marcia Booth 6/14/2020 6:05 PM
    It’s nice to be with friends :-) This was a good weekend for that. I’m ready for more!

  • Marcia Booth 6/09/2020 2:49 PM
    First day opening Recycle Brevard. Signs on the door, returning phone calls and now re-recording phone message took the whole three hours. Let's see how this opening up will go. 

  • Marcia Booth 6/06/2020 6:48 AM
    What I have learned from researching pet food:

    1. Cats cannot eat vegan food :-(
    https://www.aspca.org/news/why-cant-my-cat-be-vegan
    https://www.peta.org/living/animal-companions/vegetarian-cats-dogs/
    "Many, but not all, dogs and cats do well on a vegan diet, so watch them closely to ensure that the new vegan food is agreeing with them. You may need to make adjustments if you notice skin, digestive, or other health problems. Try a different brand or recipe, and if necessary go back to feeding the previous diet" (Peta).

    2. Some ingredients in pet food are better than others - some can even cause allergies!
    https://www.thesprucepets.com/about-cat-food-ingredients-551949

    3. There are somewhat better alternatives for food - certified humane; animal welfare certified
    https://www.aspca.org/shopwithyourheart/consumer-resources/shop-your-heart-brand-list#pet
    https://www.aspca.org/shopwithyourheart/consumer-resources/meat-eggs-and-dairy-label-guide

    4. After examining the label, I realized that the food we have been feeding our cats is not good... :-( 

  • Marcia Booth 6/06/2020 6:07 AM
    Just accidentally deleted my post on pet food where I had added information I learned when doing my research :-( I pressed reply by mistake and wanted to close that post - I ended up pressing the X, did not read the message and pressed confirm... sigh...I will get the links again and add another post on what I still remember from that.