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Leigh Drake

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 610 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    185
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    25
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    50
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Leigh's Actions

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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Leigh Drake 7/25/2021 8:36 AM
    Already doing most of these things.  I’ve never been a fast fashion person and wear my clothes forever.  But I can look at second hand more

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    Leigh Drake 7/23/2021 6:54 PM
    It’s overwhelming how much plastic is part of absolutely everything we consume!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Leigh Drake 7/21/2021 1:25 PM
    It is surprising how large an area gets sent to the Oregon landfill, and that trash is both trucked in and sent by train.  Though not centered in an indigenous area, the median income of the area is quite low relative to Portland and Seattle
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Leigh Drake 7/14/2021 7:25 PM
    I’m a lower than average plastic consumer in theU.S., and still my plastic consumption is quickly moving the ocean to having more plastic than fish!

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    Leigh Drake 7/10/2021 9:19 AM
    Much harder than I thought it would!  Plastic is everywhere, even at my CSA where I hadn’t noticed how some of the produce is pre-bagged in plastic 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some resuable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable?

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    Leigh Drake 7/06/2021 9:07 PM
    Most of the plastic I use is produce related, followed by meat. I now have reusable produce bags. The only option for the meat is to have the butcher cut and wrap on demand
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Leigh Drake 7/06/2021 9:04 PM
    Reuse clean plastic when I can. I have reusable produce bags but they need to go with my bags to the market
  • 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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    Leigh Drake 7/06/2021 9:03 PM
    Very surprised at how much plastic is used with food

  • 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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    Leigh Drake 7/02/2021 6:03 AM
    I think a lot of the packing is for the convenience of the distributor; anti theft and tamper proof, easier handling at checkout for the cashier, that sort of thing. Then the consumer has to deal with it.