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Josh Wieland

Eden Prairie Life

""Less plastic!""

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 914 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Josh's Actions

On-the-go

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Pack a Lunch

I will skip eating out and bring a lunch from home in reusable containers.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give the Gift of Experiences

I will give experiences instead of things for gifts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Ditch Disposable Decorations

I will avoid using disposable decorations, such as balloons and plastic table coverings, for special occasions.

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

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

Feed

  • 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?

    Josh Wieland's avatar
    Josh Wieland 2/16/2021 6:39 PM
    I was surprised at the volume of food wrappers involved in my daily life.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Josh Wieland 2/16/2021 6:26 PM
    To see the volume of trash washing up on beaches was eye opening. It makes me want to use less plastic.

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    Josh Wieland 1/27/2021 7:46 PM
    This pandemic has me thinking about all the single use items we are using now (face masks, disposable lunch containers in the cafeteria). I wonder when people will be comfortable switching back to non-disposables.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Give the Gift of Experiences
    What did you give as a gift? Do you think the recipient has ever received a gift like this before? What did they think of it?

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    Josh Wieland 1/21/2021 7:46 AM
    I gave the gift of dinner out to my wife from the kids and me. It's not a material item we had to buy, and each kids gets to pick out their own meal without whining!

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      julie moore 1/23/2021 1:06 PM
      For several years at Christmas, we gave each child a gift card to a restaurant none of us had ever gone to that would cover the cost of the family. They then got to choose when we would go for the family dinner. It felt like their treat so they really loved it, plus we all got to try a new place!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Ditch Disposable Decorations
    How did you decorate for your party? How will you use these decorations again?

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    Josh Wieland 1/21/2021 7:44 AM
    My wife is crafty and makes birthday signs for the kids that we reuse every year.

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    Josh Wieland 1/20/2021 6:33 PM
    Bar shampoo - it's great!

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    Josh Wieland 1/07/2021 5:05 PM
    It's always good to learn new ideas. I'm all for continuous improvement.