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Adam Pflueger

MTM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 197 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Adam's Actions

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 3 of my own cleaning products at home.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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?

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 3
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

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

If possible, I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Completed
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

Food

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Adam Pflueger 7/09/2020 1:28 PM
    Making my own fruit smoothies, this one is mango, peach, honey and water. Using reusable container and straws, and frozen fruit that I cut. Zero plastic waste on a much needed snack on a blistering hot sunny day in Phoenix! 
  • 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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    Adam Pflueger 6/22/2020 3:14 PM
    I'm going to make my own dog treats for my dogs, can salsa and sauces for the house. It actually is much cheaper, I have looked into this before. I will use bulk from a warehouse store and I have cleared out a space in the garage for storage of all of the canned/jars that we are making. 

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      Adam Pflueger 6/22/2020 3:40 PM
      I’m actually really excited about the process. It may not be much, but it is something that I can do to contribute. This also allows me to control the ingredients that go into my food and my dog’s food. I think it is really exciting. 
  • 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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    Adam Pflueger 6/22/2020 3:12 PM
    I have a LOT of single use bags for produce, and I just went online to purchase reusable mesh produce bags that I can take to the store as well as keep in the fridge. I also have bought all glass containers for storing food. I am going to donate the rest of my plastic storage containers to a shelter. I also started to use a silicone cover for the glass containers, and that has now taken the place of my plastic wrap.  

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      Adam Pflueger 6/22/2020 3:41 PM
      Good tip! 

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      Jen Weber 6/22/2020 3:37 PM
      The bees wax wrap is great for this too! It's much more user friendly than the plastic wrap, in my humble opinion :)