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Cathy Geist

Minneapolis College Green

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Cathy's Actions

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.

One-Time Action


Make Your Own

I will try 1 new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s), such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.



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    Cathy Geist 2/17/2021 9:20 PM
    I am aware that the pandemic has made it very difficult to reuse plastic bags and containers while grocery shopping, as I normally do. Since we order our groceries online from the co-op, they cannot use our reusable containers or bags for the bulk foods we order. The safety of ordering online and not going into the store, at this point, is very important to us. However, I am bummed that our reusable plastics are not being used at this time.

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    Cathy Geist 2/17/2021 9:13 PM
    I have reused plastic bags for used cat litter numerous times. (Each plastic bag was on a Star Tribune newspaper delivered to our home.) I dump the used cat litter into the paper bag with the rest of our weekly trash and then reuse the plastic bags.

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    Cathy Geist 2/09/2021 10:21 AM
    I just signed up today to join this Eco-Challenge team. I wish I had done it earlier . . . but "better late than never". I am committed to this work on behalf of our beautiful and amazing Earth and have been for quite a long time. There is always room to grow!