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Linda Forlifer

Maryland Zoo

POINTS TOTAL

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participant impact

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    1.0
    conversation
    with a person
  • UP TO
    182
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    166
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    27
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    16
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Linda's actions

Kitchen

Try a New Recipe

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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Advocate For Better Food Packaging

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Family + Pets

Get Rid of Glitter

I will teach my little ones about microplastics while we do a craft project together using glitter alternatives.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

Plastic History Buff

Single-use plastics are everywhere, but that wasn't always the case. I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the history of single-use plastics and how it became ubiquitous in our daily lives.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Go Strawless

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden using as little plastic as possible and to save from the plastic used buying herbs and veggies.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Bedroom

Sunshine Bleached

I will hang-dry my laundry to use the sun as a natural bleach alternative, or use another natural bleach alternative.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Kitchen Try a New Recipe
    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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    Linda Forlifer 7/30/2023 8:44 AM
    When I do my own food prep, I control the ingredients. The resulting food is always healthier, fresher, and less expensive.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Kitchen Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Linda Forlifer 7/29/2023 3:42 AM
    Native plants have really confirmed what I read about supporting our ecosystem. The mountain mint, goldenrod, joe pye weed, etc., grow well and are covered with all sorts of bees and flies I never noticed before. The insect life obviously prefers the natives!