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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 9:16 AM
    Two of my most valuable resources on the problem and solutions with plastic are The Story of Plastic documentary that my organization, Mpls Climate Action, screened twice last summer with a BIPOC panel. It really highlights who is most hurt by plastic production and disposal and how corporations lack accountability. Also, this podcast, Dr. Max Liboiron on Reorienting Within a World of Plastic from For the Wild is with an anti-colonial, feminist plastics researcher who lays out the history, problems and solutions with plastic so well.
  • 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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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 9:00 AM
    I just made my own mustard and it's so simple. I do know that having the right tools to make it makes it easier and not everyone has access to those tools. I am however a bit overwhelmed trying to make my own gluten free sourdough bread.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think our society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 8:59 AM
    I can buy smaller amounts and have it be fresher than if I bought a big bag of a product of something I don't use much.

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    Kyle Samejima 2/01/2021 8:57 AM
    Reused my potato chip to freeze ground turkey!

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    Kyle Samejima 1/25/2021 10:39 AM
    I joined the Plastic-Free Challenge to be connected to others who are taking action and to learn. I also joined because I see the intersection between an extractive economy, environmental justice and zero waste. I take lots of zero waste actions and know that there is always more to learn!