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Erica Mittenzwei

Green Team Brookdale

"Looking to make a difference in the world one step at a time!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 209 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Erica's Actions


Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.



Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.



  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Erica Mittenzwei 11/17/2019 9:37 PM
    Purchasing reusable products is extremely important. I have reusable containers for bringing my lunch to work instead of one time to-go boxes. If I do get a plastic to go box from a restaurant, I wash it afterwards and save it for more uses. I also use reusable water bottles to decrease my plastic bottle usage.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Erica Mittenzwei 11/17/2019 9:34 PM
    Charge your phone during the day rather than leaving plugged in overnight. Then, unplug the charger when it is not in use.