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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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Tom Thornton

Trash Elimination Team AKA TET...

"Adopt a Beach for Litter and Trash pickup and removal..."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 35 THIS WEEK
  • 25,856 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1,056
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    43
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    6.5
    kWh
    energy saved
  • UP TO
    4,059
    pounds of trash
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    88,274
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    2
    trees
    planted

Tom's actions

Waterwise Community

Litter Removal

I will organize or participate in a volunteer litter clean up to keep trash from entering our storm drains and waterways.

COMPLETED 384
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 2 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 636
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 665
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 691
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 689
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Beautification

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Plant a Tree

I will reduce stormwater runoff, promote better air quality, and reduce CO2 from our atmosphere by planting 4 tree(s) in my home or in my community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 2 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Use Permeable Pavers

I will reduce polluted runoff and support groundwater recharge where possible by replacing 15 square feet of concrete with permeable surfaces.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 4 square feet of native species, landscape with water-efficient plants in order to reduce general water usage, and minimize fertilizer and pesticide use.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Home

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Home

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Tom Thornton 6/14/2024 5:20 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z
    Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!!
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

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    Tom Thornton 6/08/2024 6:41 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z
    Martin County Florida... #balloonsblow
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 6/04/2024 2:36 PM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z
    Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 6/01/2024 5:51 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z
    Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 4/21/2024 5:27 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 4/17/2024 4:45 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 4/16/2024 6:13 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 4/11/2024 2:37 PM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 4/07/2024 5:45 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

  • Tom Thornton's avatar
    Tom Thornton 4/02/2024 7:01 AM
    Jensen Beach AKA Sea Turtle nesting ZONE Z Martin County Florida...
    Balloons Blow Don't Let Them Go...!! More Litter off the Beach...
    OH NO 775 Face Mask off the Beach since July 2020...

    • Nicholas McCallum's avatar
      Nicholas McCallum 4/03/2024 4:50 PM
      Great work! I read your volunteer spotlight article over at the Florida Oceanographic Society website. Very impressive! I admire your dedication, and I thank you for your service.