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Rhianne Janovich

21 Acres Center for Sustainable Living

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    zero-waste meals
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Rhianne's Actions

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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Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

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Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

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Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

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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

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

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Food

Start Composting

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

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Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

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Food

Minimize Packaging

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

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DAILY ACTION

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.

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  • 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?

    Rhianne Janovich's avatar
    Rhianne Janovich 7/02/2020 6:31 PM
    Hey y’all! This evening marks my first colorful salad harvest from the garden, sharing with you all my light meal of nasturtiums peas and arugula with a little coarse salt from 21 Acres Farm Market. I’m grateful most seeds are sold in paper packaging, as these were. Just have to be careful not to get the entire packet wet when gardening 😅 (I totally did that with these arugula seeds, btw.) This is a very light meal. I want to participate in this challenge for at least one meal per day through the month and extend this into forever with some more advanced cooking.
    Taking stock of my inventory, there are quite a few single use plastic items I’ve relied on in the past I’m slowly but surely looking to eliminate, namely from grains and beans. Grateful we have the most beautiful Farm Market full of lovely produce and more to support this waste-free mission!
    A couple nights ago I made a almost entirely from scratch chicken pot pie, but it did include some plastic shipped veggies and chicken. This year I’m growing the pot pie staples; peas, carrots, corn, potatoes, rosemary, onions, and garlic- besides a couple of more difficult ingredients to cultivate/harvest like the flour and chicken (which I can totally source from 21 Acres), I should be able to create a plastic free / zero waste chicken pot pie. This Is a goal I can’t wait to share once achieved! Happy eating and happy plastic free-ing! ♥️

    • Kelly Rankich's avatar
      Kelly Rankich 7/03/2020 5:40 PM
      I want to try your pot pie!  Yum.  

      I have not tried this yet, even pre-COVID, but was someday hoping we could bring our own containers to a butcher (meat stand) and they can hand it to you on butcher paper or that deli wrap.  That's what the Zero Waste FB group used to do.  I bet you can't right now.  I don't think this is better but I bought a few cans of protein (like tuna).  I know there is still plastic in the can, but it's recyclable and less?

    • Mary King's avatar
      Mary King 7/03/2020 12:51 PM
      A beautiful meal and plan, Rhianne. But our market chicken comes wrapped in plastic (unless you butcher the ones on the farm). That’s why I can’t figure out a way to make a meat- or cheese-inclusive meal that’s plastic-free.