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Kathy Weber

GreenTeam

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 263 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste recycled
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kathy's Actions

Personal Care

Buy Reusable Bathroom Products

I will replace my [item] with a reusable [item] in the bathroom (disposable cups, makeup wipes and soap dispensers, etc.).

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

On-the-go

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make Your Own

I will try 1 new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s), such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY 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

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

At Home

Recycle Plastic Caps

I will recycle 2 plastic caps by placing them back on the (plastic) bottles before placing them in my recycling bin.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Your Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

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    Kathy Weber 2/16/2021 11:07 AM
    I love the smell of bread baking in the oven!  Not to mention how good it tastes fresh from the oven!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook Meals with Zero Plastic Waste
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some low-waste or reusable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable? Are there any items where it would be difficult to avoid plastic waste?

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    Kathy Weber 2/12/2021 8:21 AM
    I'm starting to think more about how I could make my own mayo and salad dressings since it's hard to find those in glass containers!  Same for peanut butter - how do we get the food industry to go back to glass jars?
  • 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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    Kathy Weber 1/23/2021 10:47 AM
    Flowers to share with the neighbors!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these products have so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Kathy Weber 1/22/2021 6:06 AM
    I think the packaging supports the plastics industry, primarily, and that consumers, producers, grocers and supermarket owners could easily get used to systems that require other non-plastic options.  I'm guessing the plastics industry has powerful lobbyists!