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Debbie Keyes

Crafty Upcyclers

"Let’s REDUCE our consumption, REUSE our stuff instead of consuming single-use materials, and learn how to turn our refuse into resources: recycling, upcycling, and composting!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 227 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    40
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided

Debbie's Actions

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a zero-waste lifestyle.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Talk to My Community

I will tell 10 family members, friends, and coworkers about the steps I'm taking to reduce waste.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a park, highway, river or other cleanup effort in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and fast fashion and start applying what I learn to my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Belongings

Have a Zero-Waste Day

I will refuse all items that come in packaging for the entire day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

At Home

Recycle Scrap Metal

Instead of trashing it, I will recycle scrap metal by bringing it to a drop-off.

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Debbie Keyes 5/26/2021 10:45 AM
    Here’s a pet peeve of mine:  recipes with directions for using parchment paper.  Do you all remember when we were kids and parchment paper was fancy paper for writing on and we put a layer of butter or oil on our cookie sheets to reduce sticking?  What was ever wrong with that thin film of oil that seriously only added few calories, and we burned a few if we actually had to scrub?  

    And another pet peeve:  covering with plastic wrap.  A plate, baking sheet, towel, reusable lid all work great.  I use fry pan lids on bowls too.  You can get second hand lids and baking sheets at the thrift store for less than the cost of a roll of plastic wrap, and never buy that stuff again!
  • Reflection Question
    Belongings Have a Zero-Waste Day
    Were there any moments that surprised you when you refused packaging items? What were the hardest items to avoid?

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    Debbie Keyes 5/01/2021 12:36 PM
    Cannot avoid packaging with takeout food during Covid times.  Therefore, we bought half as much takeout and supplemented with stuff at home.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Debbie Keyes 5/01/2021 7:24 AM
    Maintaining my home extends beyond the 4 walls of the house I live in.