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Tim Pratt

City of Brooklyn Park

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,012 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning

Tim's Actions

On-the-go

Assemble a Zero Waste Kit

I will assemble an eating-out bag with cloth napkins and reusable utensils, containers, and cups and use it to avoid disposable to-go containers and cutlery for 1 meals each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will keep my phone for at least 3 years and make any necessary repairs or updates to keep it functioning as long as possible.

Completed
One-Time 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

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 16
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 repurposed items found in our home.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Make Green Cleaners

I will make  2 of my own cleaning products (cleaners, detergents, soaps) instead of buying them in new spray bottles each time.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate Your Plastic Footprint
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    Tim Pratt's avatar
    Tim Pratt 2/23/2022 6:37 AM
    You have to make a conscious effort to avoid plastics.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Choose All-Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

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    Tim Pratt 2/18/2022 6:54 AM
    It's easier when you have a cat. When I had a dog she loved plastic squeaky toys. My cat loves simple things such as a piece of yarn.
  • 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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    Tim Pratt 2/18/2022 6:52 AM
    I downloaded the recipes from the Hennepin County website and I'm ready to put them together. https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/business/work-with-hennepin-county/environmental-literature/green-cleaning-recipe-guide.pdf
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Extend the Life of Electronics
    What maintenance steps do you take to keep your electronics in good working order?

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    Tim Pratt 2/17/2022 12:58 PM
    Was offered a trade-in deal on my cell phone. Was tempted. Turned it down.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some low-waste or reusable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable? Are there any items where it would be difficult to avoid plastic waste?

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    Tim Pratt 2/14/2022 9:16 AM
    I switched to glass storage containers. Added bonus is that I can reheat leftovers in the container -  something I would never have done with plastic storage containers.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Tim Pratt 2/11/2022 7:28 AM
     Watch the Waste Land episode of Frontline (note need to be a member of TPT) https://www.pbs.org/video/waste-land-wxev2k/ or listen to the podcast on NPR https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912150085/waste-land
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Assemble a Zero Waste Kit
    What items do you keep in your kit? What steps have you taken to help make this a habit and remember to bring your kit with you?

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    Tim Pratt 2/11/2022 7:26 AM
    I have reusable straws in my glove compartment.

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    Tim Pratt 2/11/2022 7:18 AM
    Watch the Waste Land episode of Frontline (note need to be a member of TPT) https://www.pbs.org/video/waste-land-wxev2k/ or listen to the podcast on NPR https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912150085/waste-land


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    Tim Pratt 1/31/2022 1:23 PM
    Good afternoon. The Plastic-Free Challenge starts tomorrow (February 1). Thanks for joining the City of Brooklyn Park team. If you haven't already please chose the actions you wish to work on.

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    Tim Pratt 1/06/2022 9:14 AM
    Welcome to the Plastics Free Challenge!