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Kim Jucha

"Live each day accountable to the earth"

Points Total

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  • 1,373 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    410
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    84
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    204
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kim's Actions

Family/Kids

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a zero-waste lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Belongings

Have a Zero-Waste Day

I will refuse all items associated with packaging for the entire day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Skip the car

I will bike to work at least 2x/week once the Stay At Home is lifted

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Track My Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases and learn about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 40
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Kim Jucha's avatar
    Kim Jucha 6/27/2020 5:42 AM
    Final day. I've learned so much from you all. Thank you!

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    Kim Jucha 6/26/2020 6:43 AM
    Anyone know where I can recycle toothpaste tubes? My local co-op used to take them but no longer partners with the Teracycle (which I think is the company that was accepting them).

    • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
      Sarah Lockwood 6/26/2020 2:36 PM
      You can send things to Terracycle directly, yourself! If you go to their website you can see the long list of recycling programs they have. They are usually brand-specific, but always check the notes on the program because some times they are sponsored by one brand, but will accept any brand as long as it is the correct product.

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    Kim Jucha 6/25/2020 4:19 AM
    Yesterday was our 'order in' day and my husband chose a local Thai rest. Food is TERRIFIC but I felt such guilt opening the black plastic non-recyclable container. We have so many now - more than I can reuse- that these two went in the trash. Ugh.

    • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
      Sarah Lockwood 6/25/2020 3:55 PM
      That has been hard for me to deal with during covid also. I think the important thing to remember is that we need our local restaurants so if that means ordering out right now to support them and getting takeout containers then I think it's okay. Maybe suggest to the restaurant a better take out container option that is recyclable or compostable?

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    Kim Jucha 6/24/2020 5:28 AM
    I chose the challenge to learn from others. I often think I go above and beyond regarding zero waste but then I learn what others are doing and I realize I have a way to go. I appreciate everyone's posts.

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    Kim Jucha 6/21/2020 4:28 AM
    Although I am not working in an office these days, I am biking to the lake (rather than driving) in place of the work commute. 

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    Kim Jucha 6/19/2020 4:49 AM
    One of my daily actions it to track spending so I did the math regarding coffee in vs out of the house. A long time ago I used to go to SB every morning for coffee which cost me 2.00 for a med sized regular coffee. (I am sure it cost more now.) Today, we make coffee at the house. We have been doing this for years but I never did the math behind it until now. We bought two bags of high-end coffee beans on 5/31st. I just determined that 19 days of coffee for me and my husband is costing us .66 / day (for the two of us). So, the difference is .33 / day vs $2.00+/day or a $1.67 a day savings per person. We still have coffee beans left so the cost of the coffee will continue to go below .33 / day.

    I don't even want to think about all the money I gave to SB which could be in the bank right now.  Incredible how mindless spending adds up. 

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    Kim Jucha 6/18/2020 12:01 PM
    Today we picked up bread from a local baker rather than buy store-bought bread which is shipped from who knows where. The bread is delicious but packed in plastic. Once COVID lifts, I'm going to see if the store owner is willing to put the bread in my own bag. 

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    Kim Jucha 6/17/2020 5:12 AM
    Today is our 'order in' day which makes it very difficult to avoid plastic packaging. I know I can cook at home and solve the problem but it is the one day, and meal, where I DON'T cook.  Very frustrating..

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      Ray Klahr 6/18/2020 11:00 AM
      I feel you! I’ve found some restaurants have cardboard or compostable  packaging, and I try to order from them more often. I wish all could reduce plastic.

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    Kim Jucha 6/15/2020 4:48 AM
    One of my goals is to stop impulse buying.  One good tip which helps is to not buy an item for 48 hours after you have considered purchasing it. A tip I have learned on my own is to get off of stores' email lists. Just this am I received a %off email from an online shoe store. I started to mindless browse the site but it then occurred to me that I wasn't even thinking but just mindless looking at things. I exited the site, and unsubscribed from their emails. 

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      Dorthy Vitullo 6/15/2020 6:05 AM
      This is real!  I never consistently shopped online until COVID and after my first order I was inundated with E-ADS ....likke my physical mail box gets stuffed with circulars that I have consistently requested no delivery! Just went thru and spammed, return to sender, and unsubscribed a plethora of ADS....which are really SUBTRACTS from quality of living! Never fully appreciated the freedom of brick and mortar shopping!


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    Kim Jucha 6/15/2020 4:48 AM
    One of my goals is to stop impulse buying.  One good tip which helps is to not buy an item for 48 hours after you have considered purchasing it. A tip I have learned on my own is to get off of stores' email lists. Just this am I received a %off email from an online shoe store. I started to mindless browse the site but it then occurred to me that I wasn't even thinking but just mindless looking at things. I exited the site, and unsubscribed from their emails. 

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      Kim Jucha 6/16/2020 5:05 AM
      Hi Dorthy - I wonder why it came up twice? That is so odd.
      I agree w/ your comment about brick and mortar shopping. It is just more of an event when one goes to a store. My sister only shops online if she can return the item at a local store of the same name. In other words, she will only buy an item from Target online if she can return it to a local Target. This way she is never paying for return shipping. 

    • Dorthy Vitullo's avatar
      Dorthy Vitullo 6/15/2020 6:37 AM
      just a quick note Kim did you know your post popped up twice?