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Dorothy Brethauer

ABQ BioPark

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 120 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Dorothy's Actions

Food

Meat without styrofoam

To find a store that sells beef/chicken packaged in paper, not styrofoam.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

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DAILY ACTION

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Dorothy Brethauer 7/24/2020 1:14 PM
    I participated in a trash cleanup in June, but there have not been any events since.  I enjoyed the experience.  I realized that materials that are "biodegradable" don't degrade very quickly here in the desert southwest.  Also, the longer plastic items sit in the sun, the more difficult they are to remove because they shatter into smaller pieces.

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    Dorothy Brethauer 7/17/2020 4:00 PM
    "Meat without styrofoam": Keller's Farm Market (2 locations).  Beef is wrapped in butcher paper only; chicken is double-bagged in plastic (but no styrofoam!).
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Dorothy Brethauer 7/05/2020 3:06 PM
    I brought plastic bags that I had at home.  I don't use bags for bananas, melons, or onions (unless I'm buying a lot of them).