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Nell Wegmann

AAUW Minneapolis Goes Green

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 152 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    5
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided

Nell's Actions

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Ditch the Baggie

I will ditch the zippered plastic bags for food storage and switch to reusable containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 2 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Reuse Trash Bags Instead of Purchasing New

I will reuse existing bags such as pet food bags, grocery bags, or online shopping bags instead of buying new bags to line my trash containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Nell Wegmann 2/17/2021 8:05 AM
    I'm using my own mesh bags and reusing the stores plastic bags...feels good.

  • Reflection Question
    Food Ditch the Baggie
    When is it hardest not to use a plastic bag? What can motivate you to stick to your goal in those cases?

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    Nell Wegmann 2/17/2021 8:04 AM
    I've been reading up on how to properly store cheese and it turns out putting them in plastic wrap isn't even good for cheese.  They like wax paper and parchment paper better, so they can breath - thus reducing molding. 
  • 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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    Nell Wegmann 2/17/2021 8:02 AM
    It's hard to see liter in winter, so I'll have to defer this to after the snow melts.  
    I will carry a bag in my coat so I have something handy to put liter in.

  • Nell Wegmann's avatar
    Nell Wegmann 2/09/2021 8:13 AM
    dustyswanson@gmail.com