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Elaine Brunner

Sioux Falls Conservation Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 86 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Elaine's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 10 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

If possible, I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 3 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 6 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Elaine Brunner's avatar
    Elaine Brunner 7/01/2021 7:40 PM
    I accomplished this goal for July 1st 2021

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    Elaine Brunner 7/01/2021 7:33 PM
    I accomplished this goal for July 1st 2021
  • Reflection Question
    Food Switch to Loose Leaf Tea
    Take time to reflect or meditate over your plastic-free cup of tea. Share your thoughts and reflections with us here!

    Elaine Brunner's avatar
    Elaine Brunner 7/01/2021 7:30 PM
    I accomplished this goal for July 1st 2021

  • Elaine Brunner's avatar
    Elaine Brunner 7/01/2021 7:27 PM
    I accomplished my goals for July 1st 2021