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Brett Skaug

Remsburg 0925 spring 2024


  • 0 TODAY
  • 45 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Brett's actions


Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.



Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.


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  • Brett Skaug's avatar
    Brett Skaug 4/05/2024 10:14 AM
    My current EcoChallenge is saving at least five plastic bottles per day in hopes that less plastic waste will be created. Currently, I'm utilizing a reusable water bottle that holds 20 oz of water. Each day I typically end up refilling the bottle five to six times, saving roughly 6.25 - 7.50, 16oz plastic water bottles each day.

  • Brett Skaug's avatar
    Brett Skaug 4/01/2024 7:06 PM

    a) how it was honestly challenging and new for you,
    - The challenge of saving five bottles a day by utilizing a reusable water bottle has been relatively easy. Each day for the past week I've refilled the 20oz water bottle about 4-5 times, saving just over 6 normal 16oz water bottles.

    b) how you learned at least two things relevant to the action in this class,
    - I've learned how much waste I use by completing the trash and recycling list.
    - I've learned how plastics are broken down and used to create other items.

    c) something specific you discovered from the action,
    - I've discovered that utilizing a reusable water bottle also generally supports drinking more water because it's easier to refill as opposed to grabbing a new water bottle.

    d) what conversations have you had with others about it?
    - Up until this point I haven't had any discussions with others about my reusable water bottle.

    • Alysa Remsburg's avatar
      Alysa Remsburg 4/12/2024 6:54 AM
      You're ahead of the game in starting on these questions. I do want you to find an action that's really a challenge for you, and do want you to talk with others about your challenge!