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Sydney Truehart

UWL green team summer 2020

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  • 425 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Sydney's 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.

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Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

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Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

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Create Your Own Action

Stairs

Take the stairs more often instead of using the elevator to save energy and better health

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Feed

  • 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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    Sydney Truehart 10/23/2019 11:44 AM
    I think I could defidently start reusing some things like the plastic bags or sandwich meat containers. I also think I could reduce some of my waste by buy things with less or no packaging. 
  • 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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    Sydney Truehart 10/17/2019 3:54 PM
    Normally if I don't have my bags with me, I will use a plastic bag and then save them to use for random needs around the house. I will also try to carry it out by hand if I don't have that many items. Something that I could do would be to keep a few reusable bags in my car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Sydney Truehart 10/11/2019 11:23 AM
    This is something that really surprises me. I would rather use that money to spend on my college tuition. This is something that I hope to avoid by packaging up the leftovers from my meals and saving them to eat later.