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Barb Swanson

AAUW Minneapolis Goes Green

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 665 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    5
    pounds
    waste recycled

Barb's Actions

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

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 3 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give the Gift of Experiences

I will give experiences instead of things for gifts.

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

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Collect My Contacts

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Shop Used

I will buy secondhand goods to reduce the demand for new plastic products and avoid packaging.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Avoid Harmful Plastics

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Barb Swanson 2/18/2021 1:11 PM
    Not much more than I already knew, but learned that almost everyone uses too much plastic and thinks it's too much work not to.  Makes me sad.

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    Barb Swanson 1/10/2021 1:42 PM
    Welcome all AAUW members.  Here we go!