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Jennifer Tobin

YES!

"maximal living with minimal plastic"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 232 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    65
    pieces of litter
    picked up

Jennifer's 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 3
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

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    Jennifer Tobin 7/31/2021 3:27 PM
    Thanks for creating this "eco challenge." Although the month is over, I am hoping to continue on - doing some of the things I signed up to do but haven't gotten around to doing yet, like making my own toothpaste and deoderant.  I especially enjoyed and learned from reading other people's posts. Thanks to all for sharing their suggestions and ideas.  Cheers!
  • 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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    Jennifer Tobin 7/27/2021 5:45 AM
    When I make the time to cook, I usually enjoy it and find it relaxing. It's kind of meditative to chop vegetables and do the prep work of making a dish.  When I don't feel like I have the time to cook, I usually resort to prepared frozen foods that just require heating up - not nearly as satisfying.

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    Jennifer Tobin 7/24/2021 2:08 PM
    Over the past week, I've felt overwhelmed and a bit discouraged about try to reduce my use of plastic.  But today I doubled down on picking up trash and, strangely (or maybe not so strangely), that lifted my spirits a bit.  
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Jennifer Tobin 7/04/2021 11:30 AM
    It might show other people that I care about where  we live, which might also spark them to care (more) about where we live.  It might also lead some people to think twice before littering.  But I think I pick up trash mostly because it make me feel like I can do something that makes a difference.  It's small, but it's done!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production
    What did you learn about how plastic production impacts humans, animals, communities, and the environment? Which of these impacts specifically affects your community?

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    Jennifer Tobin 7/04/2021 11:23 AM
    I learned that trash incineration impacts the health of people living in the "fence line" neighborhoods vastly more than those living elsewhere.  I re-learned the governments need to be constantly reminded that pollution disproportionately harms BIPOC communities.

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    Jennifer Tobin 7/04/2021 10:29 AM
    I joined the eco challenge to learn how other people are handling plastic in their lives and to, hopefully, incorporate some new strategies into my own life.