October 3 - October 24, 2018

Ward Johnson

HP CORVALLIS

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Ward's Actions

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

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Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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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.

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Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Ward Johnson 10/11/2018 5:49 AM
    On occasions when I do use a disposable item (cup, eating utensil, etc) I try to use it 2 or more times. By doing this one thing I can cut my use of disposable items by a factor 2 or more. This one thing makes me feel like I am making a contribution, even though I still use certain items out of convenience.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Ward Johnson 10/11/2018 5:46 AM
    I have been doing this for 20 years. In fact, I have a collection of water bottles from favorite places, like national parks.
  • 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?

    Ward Johnson 10/11/2018 5:45 AM
    Individually wrapped energy or nutrition / snack bars. I can also buy them in bulk without the packaging.