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Brenda Peterson

Western Technical College - Fall 2021

"For all the generations to come."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 179 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Brenda's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Brenda Peterson 10/04/2021 1:13 PM
    Recycle old bulbs properly.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Brenda Peterson 10/04/2021 1:12 PM
    I need to take the time at home to make my own coffee to go in my own mug.
  • 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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    Brenda Peterson 10/04/2021 1:10 PM
    I try to repair or repurpose if at all possible to avoid adding to waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Brenda Peterson 10/04/2021 1:09 PM
    If it is only a few items I will carry them out or I will use the cart to take them out to my car.

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    Brenda Peterson 9/30/2021 6:28 PM
    A bit confused so any advise would be great!