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Pamela Holland

Washington College

Points Total

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  • 152 Total

Participant Impact

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    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Pamela's Actions

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

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One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

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Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Pamela Holland 4/27/2020 7:13 AM
    It's rather difficult to find places that allow more eco-friendly shopping such as bring your own container, and the amount of gas burned to get to the closest place offering that option defeats the point.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Pamela Holland 4/27/2020 7:10 AM
    The compost is going into existing garden space. We have noticed that most of the items being used for composting are rinds and cores of fruits and veggies (and coffee grounds).
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Pamela Holland 4/27/2020 7:08 AM
    I think since our yard tends to flood it may be best to build raised beds around the existing garden space (which contains plants suited to swampy ground).