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Kathleen ffolliott

WUC Challengers

""Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that only has." --Margaret Mead "

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    396
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kathleen's Actions

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 9
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

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Kathleen ffolliott 7/27/2021 7:33 PM
    We watched "Plastic Ocean" tonight. One of my takeaways was the fact that Americans (and likely Canadians) produce about 300 lbs of plastic waste every year. While the documentary looked to "circular" recycling as a solution, that should only be for existing plastics. The plastics/fossil fuel industry would love it if we continued to purchase plastics. Would be so much better for our planet and wellbeing if we banned them outright and looked for truly sustainable alternatives.
  • 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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    Kathleen ffolliott 7/23/2021 8:19 PM
    Made homemade granola bars today. They are by far tastier than any chemically engineered bar wrapped in plastic, cheaper, and more nutritious. Feels good to not have to rely on packaged times.

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    Kathleen ffolliott 7/01/2021 6:24 PM
    It's Day 1 of the challenge. Below are some facts from EarthDay.org on the insidious nature of plastics. While it can be overwhelming to think of how prevalent plastics are in our lives, we can all make a difference by starting with simple changes in what we purchase and use. 
    • Roughly 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950 — the weight of over a billion elephants or 50 million blue whales.
    • Only 9% of this plastic has been recycled, 12% has been burned and 79% has ended up in our environment.
    • The equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters the oceans every minute.
    • Up to 9 in 10 seabirds, 1 in 3 sea turtles and more than half of whale and dolphin populations have ingested plastic. Studies reveal that species of crustaceans at the deepest depths of the ocean have ingested plastic.
    • Microplastics are in our food, water, air and even our bodies. We each consume the weight of a credit card worth of plastic on average per week.