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Kristin Curry

MTM

"Part of MTM Green Team and Dana's Bench Team-goal to reduce carbon footprint and provide education to staff on how to live a greener life. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,029 Total

Participant Impact

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    1
    documentaries
    watched
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    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    73
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Kristin's Actions

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

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Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

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Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 5 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

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Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

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Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

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Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 30
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.

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One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

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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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One-Time Action

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    Kristin Curry 7/29/2020 7:26 AM
    Check out your local Asian markets! A lot of the produce is in bulk and have different varieties. These Shiitake mushrooms and snow peas went into a brown bag! No plastic waste. :D 

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    Kristin Curry 7/24/2020 6:39 AM
    Having Chickens allows for a lot of different benefits. Knowing how they are treated, what they are eating...very tasty eggs for breakfast, and pest control! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Just Say No
    Do some research on polystyrene and polyvinyl. How many items in your house already contain these toxins?

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    Kristin Curry 7/23/2020 9:51 AM
    There are SO MANY things that you buy that contain polystyrene and polyvinyl. Most cleaning bottles, or post consumed plastics. Anything with the recycle symbol and #5 or #6 recyclables have these chemicals! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pretty oh so Pretty
    How can you advocate for the importance of reducing packaging to the rest of your friends, family and larger community?

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    Kristin Curry 7/23/2020 9:42 AM
    There are some beauty products that come in a box, then a plastic wrapper, then another plastic band around it.  Look for natural products that are packaged in reusable glass jars or bars etc. There's even mascara power! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    Single use plastics have become normalized in our society to the point that most people don't see them as a problem. What would you say to a friend, colleague, or family member who may not understand why these disposables are an issue?

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    Kristin Curry 7/23/2020 9:32 AM
    For those not understanding the impact of single use plastics, break down a single meal for them as an Example.
    This breakfast is 100% home grown,raised, bartered, and baked :D.
    Let's think about how this would have been packaged if purchased: Bread-plastic bag, Jelly-Plastic jar, Eggs-Styrofoam carton, Sausage-Styrofoam and plastic. Seasoning-Plastic container.  There are six items that can be saved from the landfill.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Kristin Curry 7/23/2020 9:24 AM
    I feel that plastic packaging for large grocers is for 100% convenience and consumer appeal.  Hit up your local farm stand and pack those reusable grocery bags!  (TA Produce-Dublin VA)  

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      Jen Weber 7/23/2020 5:10 PM
      Kristin, check out "The Story of Plastic." I  think you'd like it... And I'd definitely be down to chat about it after! 

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    Kristin Curry 7/22/2020 7:55 AM

    We make our pups sweet potato and peanut butter cookies. (1 baked sweet potato mashed, 1/4 cup peanut butter natural, 1/4 cup all purpose wheat flour, and a dash of salt) Keeps for several weeks in an airtight glass jar. :D 

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    Kristin Curry 7/17/2020 7:29 AM
    Food can come directly from you area. Don't assume because you didn't grow it, you can't barter for it! This farm had huge old apple trees! They didn't have time to pick them. We were able to  in exchange for providing some of the canned items of what we made out of them.  Apple sauce, cider, jam, jelly, apple pie filling...you name it!
    (Totaled over 500# of FREE produce, just had to put in the work!)
     

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    Kristin Curry 7/15/2020 11:54 AM
    Sent invite to Bench participants letting them know it's not too late to join the echo challenge! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Donate Zero Waste Period Products
    How can having access to zero waste period products help people who menstruate overcome barriers to education or other opportunities?

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    Kristin Curry 7/13/2020 8:17 AM
    There is stigma around talking about periods. Technically, there is no FDA regulation about what goes into feminine hygiene products. With appropriate education and resources, Women can not only live healthy lives, but also reduce the amount of waste in their landfills. 
    Collection cups allow for no waste, and no risk for toxic shock. 

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      Netta Huff 7/16/2020 5:19 AM
      Yes, yes, yes!  I always cringe when I think about the horrid, unregulated byproducts put in tampons/pads.  Pretty sure if MEN needed something to be inserted in their bodies on a monthly basis there would be more regulation.