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Kristin Mroz Risse

Saint Anthony Villagers

"Challenging myself to finally take plastic-free actions that have been too 'inconvenient' to start before! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 428 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    1.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9.0
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    pounds
    waste avoided

Kristin's Actions

Community

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will contact a local support organization and donate reusable menstrual products to reduce the financial burden to access them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make Your Own

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes

I will replace my disposable cleaning wipes with a reusable brush or cloth.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Make Green Cleaners

I will make  1 of my own cleaning products (cleaners, detergents, soaps) instead of buying them in new spray bottles each time.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase 3 products from the bulk section of a grocery store using my own containers each time I go shopping.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 3 plastic bags each time I go shopping by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give the Gift of Experiences

I will give experiences instead of things for gifts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Ditch Disposable Decorations

I will avoid using disposable decorations, such as balloons and plastic table coverings, for special occasions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    At Home Make Green Cleaners
    Which household cleaners did you try making? Have you been able to simplify your cleaning routine?

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    Kristin Mroz Risse 2/19/2022 9:37 AM
    Today I made pledge with distilled vinegar, water, olive oil, and lemon essential oil. I put it into a spray bottle and it worked way better than the disposable dusting wands I had bought years ago! 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes
    How have you modified your cleaning routine to make sure you aren't using disposable wipes? Are you satisfied with the results?

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    Kristin Mroz Risse 2/15/2022 4:58 PM
    I have old/unmendable clothes that I use for rags. Most of the time they can be washed and resused. Occasionally they are used with stain or other non-cleanable chemicals or products and disposed of. I have a few thick reusable paper towels for the kitchen but need to make more and create a convenient system to use them over paper towels. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these products have so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Kristin Mroz Risse 2/15/2022 4:55 PM
    I believe the plastic on produce likely started as a health concern for consumers but in reality it made distribution and sales easier for producers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Your Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

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    Kristin Mroz Risse 2/09/2022 5:54 PM
    Eating warm muffins from the oven! 

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    Kristin Mroz Risse 1/06/2022 9:10 AM
    I am excited to start this challenge! There are a number of actions that I have wanted to take but this challenge will encourage me to finally do so. Looking forward to new lessons learned!