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Johnny Rice

City of Brooklyn Park

"doing my part"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,098 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    56
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    139
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    58
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    1.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    125
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    250
    pieces of litter
    picked up

Johnny's Actions

Food

Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase 10 products from the bulk section of a grocery store using my own containers each time I go shopping.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 5 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support a Sharing Economy

I will support the sharing economy by joining a community tool or toy library.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Use Plastic-Free Beauty Packaging

I will use beauty products that come in plastic-free packaging, refillable packaging, or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Purchase Alternative Toothpaste

I will purchase toothpaste powder or toothpaste tabs in plastic-free packaging, or I will make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Plan a Garden

I will plan an herb or vegetable garden for next year at my home, workplace, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Johnny Rice 2/11/2022 6:38 AM
    I going to start reusing ziplock bags as much as I can.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Switch to compostable floss
    Flossing is a hard habit to maintain for a lot of people! Does making your flossing routine more sustainable give you motivation to keep up this notoriously difficult habit?

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    Johnny Rice 2/11/2022 5:54 AM
    Using the pick/floss combo makes it a lot easier.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Use Plastic-Free Beauty Packaging
    With the change in your products and routine, do you feel your appearance has also changed, or do your new products achieve the same outcomes?

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    Johnny Rice 2/11/2022 5:52 AM
    I don't see any change in appearance with different products.

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    Johnny Rice 2/11/2022 5:49 AM
    be sure to recycle all those football party cans.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think our society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

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    Johnny Rice 2/10/2022 4:28 AM
    I like buying in bulk to stock up. less trips to the store.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Pick Up Plastic Litter
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Johnny Rice 2/10/2022 4:14 AM
    picking up the litter keeps it out of the lake. 
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Plan a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Johnny Rice 2/10/2022 4:08 AM
    a lot cheaper than buying from store and taste better

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    Johnny Rice 2/09/2022 8:10 AM
    Recycling more today makes for a better tomorrow.

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    Johnny Rice 2/08/2022 4:19 AM
    Way to go team Brooklyn Park keep up the good work.