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  • Carol Cummins's avatar
    Carol Cummins 2/11/2021 10:17 AM
    Making more use of silicone storage bags in place of ziplocs and baggies.

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    Carol Cummins 2/03/2021 3:03 PM
    I finally got my grocery store to stop using all those plastic backs for my grocery order. They used to bag each produce item in a plastic bag and put all those bags into yet another plastic bag. Today, nothing but paper except for "wet" items like lettuce. Thank you Byerly's Golden Valley!

    • Carol Cummins's avatar
      Carol Cummins 2/03/2021 3:50 PM
      Everytime is prepare my online grocery list I put a special instruction in that says, "Please minimize plastic bags." It finally paid off. I guess persistence is the answer.

    • Jessie Roelofs's avatar
      Jessie Roelofs 2/03/2021 3:17 PM
      Awesome! How did you get this to happen?

  • 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?

    Brenda Moody's avatar
    Brenda Moody 2/03/2021 8:22 AM
    Now using the wool dryer balls. During the warmer weather, I do use a clothesline.

  • Carol Cummins's avatar
    Carol Cummins 1/30/2021 8:14 AM
    Just purchased silicone bags to replace baggies and Ziplocs.

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    Carol Cummins 1/30/2021 8:08 AM
    My reusable spray bottles arrived yesterday so I can start making earth-friendly cleaners. 
  • 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?

    Brenda Moody's avatar
    Brenda Moody 1/27/2021 6:37 AM
    I guess I do a lot of this already. I make full meals and freeze them in glass storage containers.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Replace My Toothbrush
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo, wood, or recycled-content toothbrushes? How could you get others to make this change, too?

    Brenda Moody's avatar
    Brenda Moody 1/27/2021 6:34 AM
    Just purchased package of 10.
  • 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?

    Brenda Moody's avatar
    Brenda Moody 1/27/2021 6:33 AM
    Just purchased. Didn't know it existed.

    • Carol Cummins's avatar
      Carol Cummins 2/03/2021 3:10 PM
      I didn't either. We don't have pick-up of compostables here yet But it's coming in 2022.
  • 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?

    Brenda Moody's avatar
    Brenda Moody 1/27/2021 6:29 AM
    Boost nutrition for my father. Now making from powder. Also, making Gatorade from powder.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Ditch the Disposable Cleaning Wipes
    How have you modified your cleaning routine to make sure you aren't using disposable wipes? Are you satisfied with the results?

    Brenda Moody's avatar
    Brenda Moody 1/27/2021 6:21 AM
    Using homemade cleaning agent with washable rags.