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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Sarah Conley

UWL ENV Braun

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 480 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    18
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    1,125
    minutes
    spent learning

Sarah's Actions

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 45 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 60 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Sarah Conley 10/03/2018 3:35 PM
    I have always used 2 sided printing to reduce paper consumption, and I have already gotten my mom's place of work to switch over to only doing 2 sided printing!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    Sarah Conley 10/03/2018 3:34 PM
    I just started building a compost bin- where I lived before I would bring my compost scraps to school for their compost pile but now I do it myself! It's definitely a learning curve. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Sarah Conley 10/03/2018 3:34 PM
    I always bring my own bags and refuse straws. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Sarah Conley 10/03/2018 3:33 PM
    Putting more plastic on this planet is slowly destroying many different ecosystems. I try to buy bulk when possible. I think it's ridiculous that stores still sell fruits and vegetables individually wrapped in plastic- it makes no sense. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Sarah Conley 10/03/2018 3:32 PM
    The most difficult part of recycling for me is finding a place to recycle more uncommon things.