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Anna Paulson

Eden Prairie Life

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 257 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    waste recycled

Anna's Actions

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 3 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Choose Natural Clothing Fibers

I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

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

At Home

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 1 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Kids

Reuse School Supplies

I will reuse items for back to school or shop secondhand before buying new.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Buy Reusable Bathroom Products

I will replace my [item] with a reusable [item] in the bathroom (disposable cups, makeup wipes and soap dispensers, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    At Home Recycle Plastic Bags
    Has separating your plastic bags for recycling helped you identify how you might reduce how many you have? What are you doing differently now?

    Anna Paulson's avatar
    Anna Paulson 2/17/2021 6:14 PM
    I sorted out all of my different types of plastic bags and took the ones that were recyclable (store only) to a Target drop off bin. I’m having more trouble with bubble mailers and have been reading about how best to recycle these (and cut down on using them at all!)