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Loli Toledo

Bilingual Education Specialist / wildlife conservation advocate

I am good at sharing my passion for conservation. When you love something, you're inspired to take care of it.

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Monterey, CA

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    Khan Academy - Learn it all via khanacademy.org

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    Loli Toledo6 months ago

    Common sense only comes from common knowledge. I also never thought about the reusable utensils, but since I have mine, I can't go anywhere without them.
    A great place to buy bamboo utensils is http://to-goware.com/, and of course, my favorite thing is my reusable straw from simplystraws.com. It's even better when you use them and people notice because then they'll want a set too! Nothing like leading by example.
    I like to carry some extra straws to share with my peers whenever I go out. My hope is that one day common knowledge will turn into common sense, and we can start learning to refuse plastic.

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    Loli Toledo6 months ago

    Thank you, Alessandra!
    The more people know about this problem, the more they can join their efforts to find a solution.

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    Loli Toledo6 months ago

    Thanks Alessandra!
    Unfortunately I'm not involved in the project, but its message is a major piece for the middle school science camp I lead during the summer. We're so used to throwing things "away" it becomes hard for us to understand the implications of using packaging and single use plastic. Thank you for sharing the link to the can challenge! I think this would be a great thing for our teens to do in our programs.

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    Three Ways to Help More Women and Girls Stand Up and Take Risks via magazine.good.is

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    Loli Toledo6 months ago

    I think it's wonderful that you encourage your daughters to pursue their passion. This world would be a much better place if all fathers did that. Unfortunately, some cultures have stayed stuck in the old ways where it is strongly believed that women are meant to stay home and please their husbands, and fathers constantly remind their daughters of this innate duty they must fulfill.
    I remember my father telling me I was stupid for wanting a higher education. I was "wasting my time". It is repeated so much that there comes a point where you begin to believe it.
    Luckily I was able to snap out of it and get the education and the job of my dreams, and I completely agree that one must "put forth the effort to make it happen".
    Sadly, my story repeats itself over and over in many households. I don't think this article is to "bully" men, but rather to EMPOWER women that haven't been as fortunate as your daughters, so they too, can pursue their passion.

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    How Aja Brown Is Transforming the City of Compton via vogue.com

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    Why Plastic Food Packaging Might not be as Evil as it Seems via youtube.com

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    Loli Toledo6 months ago

    This is true to some degree, but it doesn't make me feel any better about plastic packaging. What ever happened to only buying what you need and when you need it? If we do, we don't need longer shelve lives. Not only is plastic an immortal material that is affecting fauna all around the globe and never disappears, but the toxins carried in plastic bioaccumulate in our bodies through generations, causing health issues in everyone around. On top of that, the production of plastic itself has a huge carbon footprint, so is it better to produce more plastic to reduce the carbon footprint of food production? I would love to see data comparing the two.
    In my opinion, plastic has more harmful effects than benefits. I believe we can decrease the carbon footprint of food production by buying local, organic, and in amounts that that we need at that point in time. In any case, if we want longer shelve lives, reusable containers with a seal are great alternatives to plastic packaging.

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