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Sarah Lockwood

Don't Be Trashy

"There is so much work that we can do as individuals to challenge consumerism and our trash problem to create a domino effect for larger action to fight climate change."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 268 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    17
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sarah's Actions

Community

Contact My Policy Makers

I will call or write 5 public official(s) to advocate for policies that eliminate single-use plastics.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Belongings

Support a Sharing Economy

I will support the sharing economy by joining a community tool or toy library.

Completed
One-Time Action

Belongings

Have a Zero-Waste Day

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make Use of Leftovers

I will eat, share or freeze leftovers.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Sarah Lockwood 5/08/2021 10:10 AM
    I'm happy to have opted out of the junk mail and am planning to start saving any unwanted mail that continues to arrive and do a weekly/monthly opt-out of whatever companies still send mail.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Use of Leftovers
    How have you modified what you do with leftovers to make sure nothing goes to waste?

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    Sarah Lockwood 5/05/2021 7:58 PM
    I make sure to keep leftovers in view in the fridge so that I remember to eat them before they go bad. I will sometimes plan a leftover day to finish off anything in the fridge.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting No More Wish-cycling
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Sarah Lockwood 5/03/2021 12:02 PM
    I learned that plastic bottle caps can go back on plastic bottles to be recycled, but should not go back on paper or glass containers since they are not the same materials. It can be difficult to remember what is and isn’t recyclable especially if you move frequently because the rules are different everywhere you go. 
  • Reflection Question
    Belongings Support a Sharing Economy
    What are the benefits of a sharing economy? How could a sharing economy change the dynamics you have with friends, family and/or neighbors?

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    Sarah Lockwood 5/02/2021 9:27 AM
    I love sharing economy groups like the local Buy Nothing Group and our little free libraries. It creates more community in the neighborhood.