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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Don Curtis

HP Boise

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 456 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    66
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Don's 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 22
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 20 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    Don Curtis's avatar
    Don Curtis 10/03/2018 8:11 AM
    I use very few single use items.  I reuse all plastic zip bags, re-use grocery produce bags and cloth produce bags, and exclusive use canvas handled bags.  I am going to stop purchasing any food in plastic containers and limit beverage purchase to only aluminum cans which are easily recycled.