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Samantha Weatherston

Crafty Upcyclers

"I especially want to reduce my packaging waste. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 629 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    29
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    pounds
    waste recycled

Samantha's Actions

Week 3 Focus: Out and About

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 3 meals each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Week 2 Focus: Packaging and Low-Waste Shopping

Make it at Home

I will replace a store-bought item with a homemade item to reduce packaging waste.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

At Home

Recycle Everywhere

I will add recycling bins to other areas of the house to make recycling easy for my household of 4 people.  

Completed
One-Time Action

On-the-go

Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Belongings

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 90 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and fast fashion and start applying what I learn to my own life.

Completed
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Buy Used Kids' Clothes

I will buy 5 items of clothing from secondhand outlets instead of new clothes for my child/children.

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Recycling and Composting

metal recycling

I have some battered metal items such as game boxes, planters, and a Christmas ornament. I'm going to bring these and my Al cans to the local metal recycling business. I may chose to exchange battered items for metal items in their "boutique" area (candle sticks, plates, flower pots, etc.) to resell, keep, or gift.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Samantha Weatherston 5/07/2021 3:17 PM
    I now have travel mugs in a tote bag in the back of our car ready for any unexpected coffee!
  • Reflection Question
    On-the-go Use A Reusable Mug or Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? What's next on your list to reduce your waste?

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    Samantha Weatherston 5/07/2021 3:13 PM
    I don't buy coffee much but if I am somewhere there is coffee I hate to admit I like how it feels and tastes in a paper cup...but that's not a good reason to keep doing it! We have extra sweatshirts in a duffle bag in the back of our car, so I added two car coffee mugs to the bag to easily grab when needed.
  • 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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    Samantha Weatherston 5/06/2021 8:15 PM
    Shop my closet. Watching The True Cost influenced me.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Buy Used Kids' Clothes
    Often times, buying children's clothing used is more socially acceptable than buying clothing for yourself or other adults. Why do you think this is so?

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    Samantha Weatherston 5/04/2021 8:41 PM
    With many people there is a stgma to adult used clothes because it reminds them of being financially poor as a child.

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    Samantha Weatherston 5/03/2021 1:36 PM
    Yay, I actually had a bag to put Brazil nuts in that I bought in bulk at the coop.