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Marie Listopad

Community Team

"I will do all that I can to keep the earth safe and clean."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 129 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Marie's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of the waste I generate in a day with me to increase my awareness of my personal waste footprint.

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

On-the-go

Assemble a Zero Waste Kit

I will assemble an eating-out bag with cloth napkins and reusable utensils, containers, and cups and use it to avoid disposable to-go containers and cutlery for 1 meals each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and fast fashion and start applying what I learn to my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Belongings

Repair Household Goods

I will repair 3 item(s) that break instead of replacing them with new items.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

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

Uncompleted
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 25 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Carry My Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

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    Marie Listopad 6/07/2021 6:50 PM
    I could stop buying snacks packaged in non-recyclable containers.
  • Reflection Question
    Belongings Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Marie Listopad 6/07/2021 6:47 PM
    I sew and craft for myself and for others.  I actually find clothing lying around.  I pick it up and wash it.  Sometimes if it is in good condition and I don't want it, I give it to a thrift store.  If it is in not so good shape, I'll fix it and wear it or give it to someone else.  Some times, I will scavenge parts of the article of clothing (buttons, zippers, elastic) to use in my own products.  I try to use all that I can and come up with creative uses for everything.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Hold the Mail
    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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    Marie Listopad 5/10/2021 7:27 PM
    I have gone through the list of opt-out websites and signed up for all I could.  Next time I get another catalog which I do not want, I will opt-out of that one also.  There are certain bills I wish to receive by mail and those I will keep.  Others will be changed to online billing.
  • 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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    Marie Listopad 5/07/2021 3:35 AM
    I frequently clean up the neighborhood in which I live.  One can see certain trends on certain blocks and one has to wonder about who lives there and if that is why the block is so messy or clean.  At the corner of Lake and 12th Street there is an unused building which always has larger items of trash left there.  I know the building has been sold and that nothing has happened with it.  Because I take the bus, I always clean up the bus stops in which I wait.  It is a good thing to do.