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Summer Burgess

GreenCorps

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 628 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    52
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    107
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2.2
    pounds
    waste avoided

Summer's Actions

On-the-go

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Clean Up Pet Hair with Reusables

I will use a reusable lint brush or vacuum to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets, and furniture.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Assemble a Zero Waste Kit

I will assemble an eating-out bag with cloth napkins and reusable utensils, containers, and cups and use it to avoid disposable to-go containers and cutlery for 1 meals each day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Skip the Dryer Sheets

I will replace dryer sheets with a reusable alternative or use nothing at all.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will keep my phone for at least 3 years and make any necessary repairs or updates to keep it functioning as long as possible.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Have Waste-Free Periods

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads instead of a disposable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Watch a Documentary

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

At Home

Plan a Garden

I will plan an herb or vegetable garden for next year at my home, workplace, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polyvinyl, polystyrene and polycarbonate (#3,#6 and #7).

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Have Waste-Free Periods
    What are the economic and personal benefits of this switch for you?

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    Summer Burgess 2/07/2022 7:46 AM
    Hygiene products are very expensive, and quite wasteful. This switch is both cost saving plastic free which makes me feel content.
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? Are there any situations where you still struggle to use a reusable mug?

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    Summer Burgess 2/07/2022 7:44 AM
    I never used plastic bottles for water, but purchasing coffee when going out can be difficult with sanitary precautions during a pandemic. I have been going to my local roasters and using my reusable mug when I get coffee about once or twice a week.
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Assemble a Zero Waste Kit
    What items do you keep in your kit? What steps have you taken to help make this a habit and remember to bring your kit with you?

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    Summer Burgess 2/07/2022 7:42 AM
    I keep a fork/spoon, cloth napkin, reusable Tupperware, and reusable snack bags in a reusable lunch box.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Plan a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Summer Burgess 2/03/2022 2:14 PM
    I love to see all the bumble bees that come to our raspberries and tomatoes every year. Each year I research for new pollinator friendly plants that can go near our shade garden and our vegetable garden. Fresh food and attracting pollinators is a win-win!
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Extend the Life of Electronics
    What maintenance steps do you take to keep your electronics in good working order?

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    Summer Burgess 2/03/2022 2:12 PM
    I always have a case and a screen protector on my phone. I also set up my battery to use minimal power and to stop charging once charging is complete.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Skip the Dryer Sheets
    How difficult (or easy!) has it been for you to cut dryer sheets from your laundry routine?

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    Summer Burgess 2/03/2022 2:07 PM
    Easy to remove these from my routine. I use to use one sheet 2-3 times before throwing them away, but not using them at all has been an easy switch. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Clean Up Pet Hair with Reusables
    What reusable options have you started using to clean up pet hair?

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    Summer Burgess 2/03/2022 2:05 PM
    I have a reusable lint roller for clothing that I am using in place of a single-use lint roller.