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Mary and Bill Shepherd

WUC Challengers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 455 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    48
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Mary and Bill's Actions

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 1 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10
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 11
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 11
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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    Mary and Bill Shepherd 7/23/2021 7:19 PM
    Set thinking befor you buy. Just breath!

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    Mary and Bill Shepherd 7/15/2021 1:17 PM
    Making yoghurt today. Bill almost used up the last bit that I needed. Caught him just in time!
    Also garlic oil to have on hand. This from garlic I found about 30 years ago in the ruins of a town on Parry Island near our first cottage!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Mary and Bill Shepherd 7/07/2021 5:29 PM
    Probably the store where we purchase it. Neat and tidy. Less handling.