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Shannon Conk

A livable future would be nice I guess

Points Total

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  • 257 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided

Shannon's Actions

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

I will complete a plastic consumption calculator to learn about my plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Choose All-Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets toys made of natural materials like wool, hemp, or cotton, or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Prepare Homemade Treats

I will prepare my own pet treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

On-the-go

Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make Your Own

I will try 2 new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s), such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New

I will reuse existing bags such as pet food bags, grocery bags, or online shopping bags instead of buying new bags to line my trash containers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Shannon Conk 2/21/2021 3:01 PM
    Pretty good! We kept the plastic that we did produce over the challenged to see how we could cut back more. Some of these plastics were things that we had bought before, but finished during the challenge. Some too, we've started buying in bulk, like choco chips and brown sugar. Lots of dog treat bags, tortilla chip bags, and random plastic bags from mail. We made homemade dog treats which we will be trying to do more regularly, and we want to try to make our own yogurt. We also would love any suggestions on how to avoid plastics when buying cheese...
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Shannon Conk 1/29/2021 8:25 PM
    We watched Plastic Wars. Though I know we have stronger than average plastic recycling markets in the upper midwest, it still really showed how much plastic doesn't get recycled, even in states that are doing better than most, and that we should be focusing on reducing our plastic consumption and holding oil and gas corporations that produce plastics accountable. That's a long run-on sentence! 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Prepare Homemade Treats
    Does making your own pet treats seem like a habit you can keep up in the long term? What else can you do to reduce your use of plastic packaging that can come from taking care of your pet's needs?

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    Shannon Conk 1/25/2021 7:05 PM
    I think so! Plus Addy liked them, and I did too. THey were basically PB cookies. I think dog food would be the biggest opportunity to reduce. I'm not sure if there are places you can get dog food in bulk. OR we could reuse dog food bags as garbage bags.
  • 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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    Shannon Conk 1/24/2021 4:42 PM
    I used to use one! I would like to call around and see which of my favorite coffee shops are still allowing personal mugs during COVID.