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Crystal Yakacki

Reaching for Zero

"To try to live the way we all need to learn to live if we want a sustainable world for our children."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 141 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste recycled

Crystal 's Actions

Food

Try A New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning or pickling.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Belongings

Do Less Laundry

I will not wash my clothes after every wear to increase the life of my clothing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Belongings

Shop Locally

I'll check locally for 1 items I need before shopping online to avoid shipping waste.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase 5 products from the bulk section of a grocery store that lets me use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will avoid 1 plastic bags by not bagging my produce or using reusable produce bags.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ditch the Baggie

I will ditch the zippered plastic bags for food storage and switch to reusable containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

At Home

Recycle Plastic Bags

Instead of trashing them, I will recycle 1 plastic bags by bringing them to a drop-off.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Crystal Yakacki 5/20/2021 10:05 AM
    This has been one of the most helpful things. A lot of the plastic I was tossing is actually recyclable. There is a place in Columbia Heights I can bring it to and they turn it into park benches and so on.

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    Crystal Yakacki 5/20/2021 10:04 AM
    I am trying to reduce to two total loads of laundry per week for me and my daughter's clothes, sheets, towels. And try to only wash cloth napkins and kitchen towels and so on once a month - which means rinsing and hanging them to dry more instead of throwing them in the laundry shoot everytime something is dirty.

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    Crystal Yakacki 5/20/2021 10:01 AM
    I got together tupperwares and glass jars and used them to shop bulk. I am going to start filling my Dr. Bronners and other toiletry items bulk as well - i wasn't even aware they were available! I also purchased two cloth produce bags. I usually only buy a couple items that need a bag (like string beans), everything else I just leave loose.