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Rebecca Salasek

ICWA Corrie's Unit

"My resolution this year is to go more green and take steps to reduce, reuse and recycle daily."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 615 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.7
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Rebecca's Actions

Pets

Clean Up Pet Hair with Reusables

I will use a reusable lint brush or vacuum to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets, and furniture.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Prepare Homemade Treats

I will prepare my own pet treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

On-the-go

Recycle at Work

I will recycle my plastic containers at work, and if I can't find a recycling bin I'll bring the item home with me.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Pack a Lunch

I will skip eating out and bring a lunch from home in reusable containers.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

I will ditch plastic wrap and use reusable containers, lids or wraps instead.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ditch the Baggie

I will ditch the zippered plastic bags for food storage and switch to reusable containers.

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.

Uncompleted
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
    Food Ditch the Baggie
    When is it hardest not to use a plastic bag? What can motivate you to stick to your goal in those cases?

    Rebecca Salasek's avatar
    Rebecca Salasek 2/01/2022 8:10 AM
    It's hardest not to use a plastic bag when I'm in a general rush. I purchased reusable plastic bags and now need to make sure I wash them after each use! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

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    Rebecca Salasek 2/01/2022 8:09 AM
    I was already was using reusable containers but stepped up my game by buying beeswax sheets to replace disposable wax paper and reusable plastic sealable bags
  • 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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    Rebecca Salasek 2/01/2022 8:05 AM
    I purchased two reusable glass spray bottles and found a vinegar based multi purpose cleaner: 
    16 ounce glass spray bottle
    1 cup white vinegar (between 4-6% acidity) or homemade citrus vinegar
    1 cup distilled water
    15-20 drops essential oil (I used an orange rosemary blend).

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Add the vinegar, water, and essential oil (if using) to the spray bottle.
    Place the spray nozzle on the bottle and gently shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. You'll want to do this each time you use the cleaner.

    Spray a cloth or the surface directly, then use a cloth to clean the surface
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Recycle at Work
    Does your workplace have a good recycling program? What could be improved?

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    Rebecca Salasek 2/01/2022 8:01 AM
    I am a remote worker. Instead of throwing out trash at gas stations or wherever when I'm on the road, I've been bringing them home and recycling.