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Amber Bryant

KPMG Portland

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Participant Impact

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    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Amber's Actions

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

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DAILY ACTION

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

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Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 1 of my own cleaning products at home.

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Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

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DAILY 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.

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DAILY 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

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

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Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

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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

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

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Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Sign a Petition
    What is a plastic-related issue in your state/province?

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    Amber Bryant 7/29/2020 7:43 PM
    I signed a petition calling for global action committed to reducing single use plastics via the WWF.  WWF.panda.org
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Amber Bryant 7/29/2020 7:38 PM
    I watched A Plastic Ocean- it was super eye opening and informative about the impact of single use and other plastics on our environment. The images of Fiji and Manila were unlike anything I’d ever seen, as the plastic has destroyed the natural environment and the health of the community.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

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    Amber Bryant 7/22/2020 9:38 AM
    The easiest area to make the change is in produce. Pre-COVID I would bring personal reusable produce bags for my produce, but with that not being allowed, I had switched back to some plastic bags, mainly for items that were damp. This week, I didn't use any plastic bags, as I just put all of the produce together in my same reusable back at checkout and they didn't really need their own plastic bags. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make My Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

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    Amber Bryant 7/10/2020 5:27 PM
    We made Kombucha at home. I found a new recipe- Raspberry, Lemon Ginger, that’s supposed to be like GT’s Trilogy flavor. It was exciting to be able to find a good recipe and make it at home! It’s great that we’ll reduce the impact of all of the inputs that go into a pre-packages product!
  • 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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    Amber Bryant 7/09/2020 11:57 AM
    Last night when we went to the store, we put all of our vegetables in our one re-usable bag, not individual/plastic bags. This was easy since we already had the bag with us and were only getting a few/larger items. It can be challenging right now with different COVID restrictions though!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Amber Bryant 7/09/2020 11:46 AM
    It was a challenge to find a place to compost since it is not offered at my apartment! I found someone through Nextdoor who is willing to let me add things to her curbside Green Bin. This will divert food waste from the landfill and help us not take the trash out as often since things being added won't really smell!