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Maria Crandall

Trash Pandas Anonymous

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 203 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste avoided

Maria's Actions

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 3 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Belongings

Buy Used First

When I need something, I'll first look for the item used before buying a new product.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Mend Clothing

I will mend 1 items of clothing instead of replacing them with new clothing.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 5 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and fast fashion and start applying what I learn to my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden at my home or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Hold the Mail

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Find Local Recycling Drop-Off Centers

I will find out where to take the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

No More Wish-cycling

I will recycle the right materials by educating myself on what goes in the bin and keep other things out. 

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

    Maria Crandall's avatar
    Maria Crandall 5/24/2021 7:44 AM
    More pollinators! It's exciting to see more diverse insect life in my garden now that we have more variety in plants. When we first moved here 2 years ago, the insect life pretty much consisted of ants and mosquitos. Between avoiding chemicals, planting more native plants, and doing more gardening in general, we now have cellophane bees, mason bees, bumble bees, and butterflies as well as a lot more other types of insects. It's been exciting to watch the change.
  • Reflection Question
    Belongings Mend Clothing
    To achieve this action, did you have to learn a new skill or ask someone else to help you? If yes, describe it! And if not, how did you already know this skill?

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    Maria Crandall 5/24/2021 7:38 AM
    I already know how to sew a little bit (though mostly new things rather than mending). However, I think I could use a few classes on how to better mend so I can learn a few tips or tricks to make it a bit easier/come out better. I've mostly just been trying to figure out myself.