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Patricia Cohen

AAUW Minneapolis Goes Green

Points Total

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  • 113 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste recycled

Patricia's Actions

Personal Care

Practice Low-Waste Hair Care

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with a bar, refillable option, or I will make my own.

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At Home

Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will delay replacing my smart phone for 3 years.

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One-Time Action

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 5 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

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    Patricia Cohen 2/17/2021 8:44 AM
    I ALMOST BOUGHT A PLASTIC CONTAINER OF CORN STARCH AND THEN NOTED A NON-PLASTIC ALTERNATIVE  WHICH I BOUGHT INSTEAD.  I AM USING BAR SOAP AND WILL CHECK WITH THE COSMETIC STORE "LUSH" IN ROSEDALE WHICH IS REPORTED TO CARRY SHAMPOO IN BAR FORM VS BOTTLES 

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    Patricia Cohen 2/07/2021 9:07 AM
    Thanks for the shampoo bar info.  I also spoke to a clerk at Ulta. She told me that Lush Cosmetics ( a mall type store) sells a bar shampoo

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    Patricia Cohen 2/05/2021 12:32 PM
    I am now committed to using "bar soap" in the shower - replacing my "shower gel" in plastic bottles - with bar soap.  I wish I had a plan for hair shampoo and cream rinse.  Any suggestions?

    • Jessie Roelofs's avatar
      Jessie Roelofs 2/06/2021 3:38 PM
      I had been using HiBAR shampoo and conditioner but found my hair was too dry for that. My friend gifted me this shampoo and I find my hair feels less dry. It's a bit of trial and error. May be worthwhile to have a "experimental buddy" to share and try things together until you find the one you love