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Holly Wydeven

UWLBRAUN2020

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    26
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Holly's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Holly Wydeven 10/27/2020 1:18 PM
    With my lunch today from the cellar I did not take a straw with my meal. I just used one from my dorm. 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/20/2020 8:13 PM
    During the past few days, I have not been as good at keeping the lights or electronics off when I need to. However, this whole using a metal straw thing seems to be getting easier. I use one everyday for my coffee, and sometimes throughout the day if I was my straw. 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/14/2020 10:08 AM
    The past few nights I have been completely shutting off the TV in our dorm room so we do not waste electricity. This is a little difficult because I need white noise when I sleep, and I am so used to having the TV on. The sleep I am getting has not been very great, but I am sure with some times I will get used to it. 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/13/2020 9:38 AM
    On the 12th, I used a reusable straw all day to avoid plastic. 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/13/2020 9:37 AM
    Yesterday, I committed myself to not turning on any light in my room until night! 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/11/2020 2:14 PM
    Although I have not been active the past few days, I have been keeping up with managing how much energy I use between TV screens, keeping things unplugged, and turning off lights when I leave the room. 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/06/2020 10:42 AM
    Like I do every morning, I went to get my coffee. Once again, I did not use a plastic straw and brought my own. Later tonight I plan on getting food with friends at a restaurant and will ask that the waiter does not bring us straws with our drinks! I will only count it for myself though, as I don't know how my friends feel. 

    Last night I made sure to turn off all the lights, including our ferry lights, before leaving to go to a friend's. Normally, I would not think twice about turning off EVERY light. This challenge is really helping me think twice about the little things so far. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Holly Wydeven 10/05/2020 12:17 PM
    I could also bring my reusable cups/bottles to places and see if they are taking them. Right now, that might be hard because of COVID, but maybe in the future. 

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    Holly Wydeven 10/05/2020 12:16 PM
    When I went to the coffee shop this morning, I brought my own straw so they did not have to give it to me! Also, I am trying to use all the natural light in my room today seeing as its a bright sunny day!