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Valerie Marquardt

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Points Total

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  • 186 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    pounds
    waste recycled

Valerie's Actions

Week 4 Focus: Reduce and Reuse

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 4 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Needs vs. Wants

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Belongings

Donate to a Thrift Store

I will donate usable items I no longer need to a thrift store instead of throwing them away.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 2 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Belongings Needs vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity and adopting a needs vs. wants mindset?

    Valerie Marquardt's avatar
    Valerie Marquardt 5/18/2021 3:05 PM
    Figuring out what I already have that could be used in a different way than for which it was intended