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Pat Heffernan

Dakota Conservation Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 991 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    104
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    105
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    292
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    98
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    113
    minutes
    spent learning

Pat's Actions

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Dig into Bioplastics

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impacts of bioplastics and how to properly dispose of them in my city, and I will share this information with 4 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Become a Recycling Pro

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

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

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 3 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Go Strawless

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for Office Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 4 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Pat Heffernan 7/31/2022 4:05 PM
    Picked up trash on my morning walk and recycled all of the plastics!

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    Pat Heffernan 7/28/2022 6:37 PM
    Went to Dairy Queen and told them to keep their spoons!!

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    Pat Heffernan 7/28/2022 12:24 PM
    A great day today, used regular glasses and a pitcher for water at a meeting to day, nothing got thrown away at the end of the meeting!

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    Pat Heffernan 7/06/2022 7:53 AM
    Washing out snack size zipper bags for my snacks with the other dishes only takes an extra minute and keeps them out of the landfill!

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    Pat Heffernan 7/04/2022 6:14 AM
    All reusable containers in my lunch today!

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    Pat Heffernan 7/01/2022 5:05 PM
    Lots of plastic recycling today, the month is off to a good start!