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Melissa Schneider

Cooper - Minneapolis

Points Total

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  • 195 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided

Melissa's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 5 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 2
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

Community

Give the Gift of Experiences

I will give experiences instead of things for gifts.

Completed
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Personal Care

Collect My Contacts

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Footprint

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Melissa Schneider 2/09/2021 10:10 AM
    I feel like when I pick up litter and others see me doing it, it might help them to do the same more often. It helps people realize that we are all responsible for it, rather than hoping someone else will do it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Collect My Contacts
    Take a moment to estimate how many disposable daily contacts you may have used over the years. What would be your impact now of switching to a contact brand with a longer lifespan?

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    Melissa Schneider 2/09/2021 10:07 AM
    I use monthly contacts, not daily, but I never knew you could recycle the contacts and blister packs! This makes me so happy as I cringe every time I throw them in the trash. I have now started saving them in a container and will just recycle them at the end of the year or so.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Give the Gift of Experiences
    What did you give as a gift? Do you think the recipient has ever received a gift like this before? What did they think of it?

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    Melissa Schneider 2/09/2021 10:06 AM
    My partner's birthday is coming up and I got him a gift certificate for time at a meditation retreat center. This feels so much more thoughtful than stuff. I also got him a used book, which is something we often give each other as gifts.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support a Sharing Economy
    What are the benefits of a sharing economy? How has joining a sharing economy change the dynamics you have with the stuff you use and with your friends, family and/or neighbors?

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    Melissa Schneider 2/09/2021 10:04 AM
    I didn't join a tool library, but I take host many clothing swaps with my friends. During COVID winter, since we are able to be indoors or swap outside, I created a clothing swap bin that travels from home to home so that we can continue to share clothing that is no longer needed. I almost never buy clothes anymore!

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    Melissa Schneider 1/24/2021 5:22 PM
    At the grocery store today they had a 4lb bag of navel oranges on sale for a really good price, I put it in my basket but a minute later put it back and got single oranges instead for a higher price. I decided a little extra money was worth it to avoid a plastic mesh bag I'd have to throw away.