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Katie Shepherd

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 417 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste recycled

Katie's Actions

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

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 1 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Prepare Homemade Treats

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

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

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

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

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

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  • Reflection Question
    At Home Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Katie Shepherd 2/03/2021 5:50 PM
    We watched the plastic wars and it was so depressing. It really made me wonder if it’s worth recycling. I am really going to think hard about replacing certain items and pay much closer attention to what I purchase. I look forward to being able to shop in person again so that I can choose products based on packaging.
  • 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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    Katie Shepherd 1/31/2021 2:48 PM
    Fewer plastic containers that go into the landfill!

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    Katie Shepherd 1/28/2021 8:03 PM
    I’m learning so much and paying much more attention to all of the plastic we use in our house. I’m excited to try new plastic-free products when it comes time to replace those products.

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    Katie Shepherd 1/23/2021 12:35 PM
    I did a similar challenge back in May and learned so much! I’m hoping to continue to take small steps that will keep helping me decreasing the amount of waste our family produces. 
  • 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?

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    Katie Shepherd 1/23/2021 12:33 PM
    This activity highlighted how much plastic we go through with our family’s personal care items as well as food containers!☹️I need to get others on board with bar shampoos, etc and this is making me serious consider toothpaste tabs. Some items are easier to control than others.

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    Katie Shepherd 1/22/2021 7:50 PM
    I’m ready to try these bars next!

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    Katie Shepherd 1/22/2021 3:42 AM
    I’m excited to add a few more actions to my repertoire that will continue to reduce waste!