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Brooklyn Holton

NCW Sustainable Community

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    102
    zero-waste meals
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Brooklyn's Actions

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 29
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Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

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Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

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Lifestyle

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

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Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

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Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

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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

Lather Up

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

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Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

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One-Time Action

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 3 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care See the Green
    Take a moment to estimate how many disposable daily contacts you may have used over the years. What would be your impact now of switching to a contact brand with a longer lifespan?

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/29/2020 11:34 AM
    I just started using disposable contacts this year. Honestly, this is something I will continue to do. My vision is really limited and my eyes are sensitive so being able to keep the cleanliness and clarity on a daily basis has actually been life changing for my eyesight after a few hours and especially at night. If someone's sight and situation allows them to use non-dailies, I would strongly encourage that.   I also have glasses so I use those pretty regularly too.

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      Jana Fischback 7/31/2020 11:08 AM
      I use dailies too too Brooklyn, it's like my guilty pleasure! I feel the same way - totally necessary for me. But did you know you can keep the packaging and bring it to Vision Source on 5th st in Wenatchee and they'll send them away to be recycled! Just peel off the foil from the plastic and wherever they send them, it'll be separated there!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/29/2020 11:32 AM
    I have gotten to meet and begin supporting more local businesses. There is also a fun aspect of of the bar soap in being able to create customized blends of herbs/smells. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/29/2020 11:31 AM
    I think there is a place for disposable razors such as the health or first aid response situations. For personal use, disposable razors don't have a high level of quality and that's really the only plausible reason to select one over another. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Dam the Flow
    Disposable tampons and menstrual pads are often quite expensive. What are the economic and personal benefits of this switch for you?

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/29/2020 11:29 AM
    The largest consideration I have is the physical health that switching helps support; to be confident in knowing what in the product or having the opportunity to not have to subject my body to any non-natural objects. Definitely a little more expensive but single-use anything is a good habit to reduce. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Share My Actions
    In what ways is social media an effective tool for sharing your values?

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/29/2020 11:27 AM
    Social media allows us to create the messaging about who we are to those around us that we know personally or through the digital world. It is great also that it allows us to connect with like-minded people, share resources and grow together in a space that in-person doesn't always allow. Being able to also create content or words that share who we are in a unique way adds value to its effectiveness. 

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/28/2020 11:23 AM
    I have been gathering lots of tomatoes from my garden! It's amazing how many resources are saved when walking to the back yard rather than driving to the store!

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/27/2020 12:50 PM
    I was able to pick up a large bag of garbage from along my street yesterday. Approximately 1 mi or under gave more than enough to fill it. 
  • 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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    Brooklyn Holton 7/22/2020 1:15 PM
    I have many reusable options and so finding one that really stuck out came with leftovers. Saran wrap.. ahh! This is an area where I need to invest in some of the beeswax wraps!
  • 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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    Brooklyn Holton 7/22/2020 1:14 PM
    Plastic consumption in some areas is so unnecessary! For example, produce does not need to have any plastic associated with it. When I began to comment with friends about not using the available plastic bags and doing a great job washing at home, I realized how much of a non-thought using plastic really is right now. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Brooklyn Holton 7/22/2020 1:12 PM
    The biggest benefit is that easy actions are actions that get completed. Having the setup, tools and space to compost and compost easily drastically increases the likelihood of making composting a habit. This also leads to other seeing how easy it can be!