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September 14 - October 11, 2020
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Marie Listopad

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  • 182 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    25
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    11
    pounds
    waste composted

Marie's Actions

Community

Start Organics Recycling

My household will sign up for organics recycling service or start using a drop-off site to compost food waste and food-soiled paper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Recycle More Organics

I will add organics recycling collection bins to all areas of the house where organics are generated, such as the bathroom.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

I will store vegetable scraps in my freezer and use them to make veggie stock. I will make 3 batches.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives me lemons (or other citrus peels), I will use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Shopping

Stick to Your Grocery List

I will bring my grocery list that accounts for what I already have in my fridge and cupboards and only purchase the items on that list.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will keep notes on all the food that my household of 2 throws out so I can learn how what we're wasting, how much, and why it goes to waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Take a Food Inventory

I will take a fridge and pantry inventory to stay up to date with what I have at home before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Planning Take a Food Inventory
    Are there food items you have been better about using up and not wasting since you started keeping an inventory of what's in your fridge?

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    Marie Listopad 10/06/2020 9:23 PM
    Yes, I have started to save the cut scraps of vegetables.  I freeze them in zip lock bags and will use them the next time I make broth from the carcass of a chicken. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Start Organics Recycling
    What kind of organics recycling did you start and how is it going for your household?

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    Marie Listopad 10/06/2020 9:17 PM
    The bulk of the organics we recycle are tea bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Stick to Your Grocery List
    What are some of the things you typically buy that you weren't on your list? How do you think you might limit some of those purchases?

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    Marie Listopad 9/22/2020 9:16 AM
    I am pretty disciplined about sticking to my list.  I have a set of items I will always buy to keep in stock.  My list consists of items that I may not buy every week and I need to remember.  I also look at sales.  Many items I do not buy unless they are on sale.  Sometimes I will buy a gift item that is not on my list and this happens very rarely.
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Track My Wasted Food
    What did you learn by tracking your wasted food? Was there anything that surprised you?

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    Marie Listopad 9/22/2020 9:12 AM
    My husband is not as enthusiastic as I am about conserving food.  I frequently eats broccoli and will recycle the stems.  I love to use the stems for soup.  I can see that most of out organics recycling consists of tea bags and loose tea.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Veggie Scrap Stock
    Have you ever made soup broth from scratch before? What kinds of vegetables do you have on hand to put in?

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    Marie Listopad 9/22/2020 9:09 AM
    I enjoy making broth from scratch.  I use whatever is in my refrigerator that is about to go bad - ugly vegetables.  I mostly have broccoli, carrot and onion.
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Save the Peels
    Which citrus do you have the most of and what kind of cleaning product will you make?

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    Marie Listopad 9/22/2020 9:06 AM
    I mostly have lemon and I use it to make an all-purpose cleaner.  The recipe is a 50-50 mixture of water and white vinegar, a drop of dishwashing liquid and a piece of citrus rind.  Somethings I add a bit of rosemary or lavendar.

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    Marie Listopad 9/22/2020 9:04 AM
    I am committed to using every piece of food I can and responsibly recycling anything I can.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Recycle More Organics
    What types of organic materials were you missing before you added more organics bins around your house?

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    Marie Listopad 9/22/2020 9:01 AM
    Nothing really.  Most of my organics recycling are scraps that cannot or are not used in cooking.  I will be looking more closely at making vegetable broth from vegetable trimmings.