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Jeanette V

A livable future would be nice I guess

"Looking to do my part while learning more about plastic use and consumption"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 529 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste avoided

Jeanette'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

Personal Care

Switch to compostable floss

I will switch to compostable floss in a reusable container.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Skip the Dryer Sheets

I will replace dryer sheets with a reusable alternative or use nothing at all.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Make Your Own

I will try 2 new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s), such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jeanette V 2/04/2021 9:22 AM
    We'll maybe have time to try a new recipe today, it's been difficult with some commitments the past couple of nights to try something new and take the time to do it. 

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    Jeanette V 2/03/2021 11:17 AM
    I'm having a hard time finding a good compostable floss system...I looked again at the store and didn't see reusable packaging.

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    Jeanette V 1/31/2021 5:05 PM
    It was harder than expected to find compostable floss. I looked at the Wedge and found some options, but it was hard to know if they were compostable - nothing was very clear. I got one option and will have to do some more asking the next time I'm at the Wedge.
  • 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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    Jeanette V 1/31/2021 5:04 PM
    I don't know yet if this will make it more motivating to floss regularly, time will tell!
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Jeanette V 1/29/2021 8:25 PM
    We watched Plastic Wars to learn more. I learned more about the history of the plastics industry and the advertising that has led us all astray on how effective recycling is.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Skip the Dryer Sheets
    How difficult (or easy!) has it been for you to cut dryer sheets from your laundry routine?

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    Jeanette V 1/29/2021 8:23 PM
    It was relatively easy to cut the dryer sheets since we had only been using 1/2 sheet to begin with. Now we just have one of those balls that helps reduce static that we put in the dryer.

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    Jeanette V 1/29/2021 5:45 PM
    We decided to just stop using dryer sheets. We had only been using 1/2 sheets to begin with, so it doesn't feel like much of a stretch to stop using them

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    Jeanette V 1/26/2021 5:10 AM
    I need to look up yogurt recipes...and try it!

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    Jeanette V 1/24/2021 4:39 PM
    We started collecting our single use plastic from groceries, etc to see how much is accumulated over the challenge. Should be interesting!