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Lynne S

Points Total

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  • 469 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste recycled

Lynne's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Grocery List

I will make and use a grocery list that accounts for what I already have in my fridge and cupboards.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From A Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Shop Locally

I'll check locally for 2 items I need before shopping online to avoid shipping waste.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Make Green Cleaners

I will make  2 of my own cleaning products (cleaners, detergents, soaps) instead of buying them.

Completed
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

At Home

Switch to Reusable Napkins and Towels

My household of 6 will use reusable napkins and towels instead of disposable options.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Reduce Paper Shredding

I will reduce the amount of shredded paper I generate by only shredding portions of documents with confidential information and recycling the rest.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Recycle More Organics

I will add organics recycling collection bins to all areas of the house where organics are generated, such as the bathroom.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Belongings Shop Locally
    Where do you go to buy locally?

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    Lynne S 5/24/2020 5:42 PM
    I use a neighborhood list and FB marketplace to look for specific things for my garden and indoor furnishings. So far have had pretty good luck. (I only look when I really have specific things and try to NOT browse for other random things!)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Grocery List
    How have you adjusted your habits to use a grocery list and account for things you already have at home? Do you use pen and paper, or have you gone digital?

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    Lynne S 5/24/2020 5:39 PM
    I add to my grocery list and errands in a text to myself that I update and erase as I get the items in the list. I have a greater sense of accomplishment when I delete the items on my list, leaving only constantly elusive items (currently only yeast, lol)

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      Laurel Bieschke 5/27/2020 5:26 PM
      Nice! I have been keeping a paper grocery list, but I like your texting idea because it saves paper and is easy to keep in one place. I'm constantly losing parts of lists or starting them over....  PS I was out of yeast for many weeks.  Not sure where you are located, but they now have plenty at the L&B on Ford Parkway.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From A Farmers Market
    What is one food item that you prefer buying from a farmers market than a grocery store? Why?

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    Lynne S 5/24/2020 1:52 PM
    I honestly think every fresh vegetable tastes better right from the garden. More flavor, less preservation oriented.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these products have so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Lynne S 5/24/2020 1:49 PM
    I think there is perception by the producer and by some consumers that drive how things are packaged and that things need to be presented tidily, though ultimately are so wasteful. The further things get away from the producer direct to consumer, the more packaging is present.

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    Lynne S 5/21/2020 2:51 PM
    Increasing compostables and recruiting participation

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    Lynne S 5/18/2020 5:24 PM
    Have actively gathered pet and human hair to keep out of garbage and actually put out for the birds since they are so actively abound right now.
  • 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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    Lynne S 5/18/2020 5:23 PM
    I've reduced some in the past but was overdue to take action to reduce more significantly. Even reducing a little junk mail per person in our household is going to be freeing. Less waste, less to recycle and less to worry about!

    • Alisa Reckinger's avatar
      Alisa Reckinger 5/20/2020 11:55 AM
      After I moved into my house, it took me a long time to finally sit down and start to get off junk mail list (I'm talking like 2 years). I finally did it a few months ago. and I'm just starting to notice that we are no longer receiving the coupons and ads that we would never look at anyway. We still have more work to do, but it's great to mostly be getting mail that we'll actually look at.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Switch to Reusable Napkins and Towels
    Is there anything you like more about using cloth and towels napkins than paper napkins and towels? If not, how do you stick to the habit?

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    Lynne S 5/18/2020 5:20 PM
    Currently have some fabric napkins and use some kitchen towels instead of paper towels but am looking into bamboo paper towels that are washable.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Lynne S 5/18/2020 5:19 PM
    Being more diligent about recycling paper towel and toilet paper rolls and composting tissues and the paper towels we currently use. Have looked into the bamboo washable paper towels but haven't gotten them yet.
  • Reflection Question
    At Home Make Green Cleaners
    Which household cleaners did you try making? Have you been able to simplify your cleaning routine?

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    Lynne S 5/18/2020 5:17 PM
    Window cleaner so far. I used to do this but had gotten away from it. Since I happen to have a couple spray bottles handy, was an easy decision. Vinegar and water again!