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Amanda Jenson

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 205 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    58
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste avoided

Amanda's Actions

At Home

Skip the Paper Plates

My household of 4 will use reusable dishes instead of disposable dishes.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compostables - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

At Home

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

At Home

Recycle Everywhere

I will add recycling bins to other areas of the house to make recycling easy for my household of 4 people.  

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Start Backyard Composting

My household will set up a backyard bin to compost our fruit and vegetable scraps.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Make it at Home

I will replace a store-bought item with a homemade item to reduce packaging waste.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Use a Grocery List

I will make and use a grocery list that accounts for what I already have in my fridge and cupboards.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Eat Food Before it Spoils

My household of 4 will prioritize eating foods that may spoil soon.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Ditch the Baggie

I will ditch the zippered plastic bags for food storage and switch to reusable containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 2 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping Eat Food Before it Spoils
    What types of foods are on your "eat this first" space in the refrigerator?

    Amanda Jenson's avatar
    Amanda Jenson 5/19/2021 8:33 AM
    Usually, always leftovers first and we prioritize veggies and/or fruits that have a shorter shelf life.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Skip the Paper Plates
    Were you able to avoid using paper plates entirely? If not, what is holding you back and what could you change to make it possible?

    Amanda Jenson's avatar
    Amanda Jenson 5/19/2021 8:32 AM
    My family of 4 avoids paper plates entirely, but it does get tough if we're having a gathering to celebrate a birthday or something. We just don't have that many plates! In this case, I will try to purchase compostable plates in the future.

    • Samantha Weatherston's avatar
      Samantha Weatherston 5/28/2021 7:39 PM
      This is what I did for some pre-covid birthday parties-- I went to Goodwill and bought plates and napkins from their party section. In some ways I feel this is cheating...I guess I am taking advantage of others' overpurchasing. My kids were fine with a mishmash of Batman, space theme, Snoopy, Happy Birthday, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping Use a Grocery List
    How have you adjusted your habits to use a grocery list and account for things you already have at home? Do you use pen and paper, or have you gone digital?

    Amanda Jenson's avatar
    Amanda Jenson 5/15/2021 7:46 PM
    We still currently use a paper list that has a magnet on our refrigerator. But thinking about going digital so it can be updated anytime in real time.