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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Cole Wekselblatt

DOWA - IBI GROUP

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 606 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    42
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Cole's Actions

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 21
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 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 21
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 21
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/16/2018 4:17 PM
    Kicking butt and saving the world!
  • 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?

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:18 PM
    It makes me feel great to be helping out!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:17 PM
    By using them to reduce my waste and help the enviroment
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:17 PM
    I ask a neighbor or friend doe a bag. If I found myself in this situation more often I would pay the ~$1 to get another bag.
  • 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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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:16 PM
    I can help other make the switch by showing how easy it is to use paper straws. It can be encouraged company wide through things like eco challenges
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:15 PM
    It makes me feel good. The next step is to find more ways to reduce waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:14 PM
    planning ahead which vegetable to use and how I will use 100% without wasting any.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Cole Wekselblatt 10/08/2018 4:13 PM
    buying food from a farmers market