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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Sarah Voets

BDI

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 441 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    44
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    44
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    15
    people
    helped
  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Sarah's Actions

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY 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.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Sarah Voets's avatar
    Sarah Voets 10/05/2018 8:57 AM
    When my husband and I dine out, we always ask to not have straws in our beverages. While we are just two people making this simple change, we know it's a step in the right direction and one that helps make a positive impact on our environment.

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    Sarah Voets 10/03/2018 8:54 AM
    I have three main reusable water bottles in my life; one at home next to my bed, one in my car, and one at work. While some complain that refilling and washing them between uses is a pain, it's a habit that was easy to create and maintain, especially knowing the positive impact it would have on reducing waste.