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Amanda Stidd-Klein

Sioux Falls Conservation Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 262 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    8
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    39
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    40
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Amanda's Actions

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

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

COMPLETED 8
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 4
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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?

    Amanda Stidd-Klein's avatar
    Amanda Stidd-Klein 7/08/2021 2:51 PM
    I am starting a garden, so I'm excited to use my compost to fertilize the garden! 

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    Amanda Stidd-Klein 7/02/2021 2:41 PM
    I've got reusable cups all ready for the bbq this weekend. It may mean more dishes, but no SOLO cups for us! Be safe, everyone!

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    Amanda Stidd-Klein 6/22/2021 1:06 PM
    I recently switched cleaning products to the Grove glass collection and have been quite pleased. The company is aiming to be plastic free by 2025. They also seem to have great options for dryer balls and other products that fit into some of the eco challenge tasks. If you've not been with them before, you can get a set of plastic-free products when you sign up. https://www.grove.co/