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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Cathy Rondema

State of Oregon Employees

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 341 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8.0
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning

Cathy's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

Do at Home

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.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support Businesses Owned by People of Color
    A recent Keen Independent Research Foundation study found that Minority Businesses Enterprises (MBEs) are more likely to have difficulties in receiving loans or city contracts. In what ways can you work to address systemic racism like that demonstrated in this study?

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    Cathy Rondema 10/28/2020 9:08 AM
    Supporting minority businesses will benefit our society and help them to establish strong businesses for our future.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Cathy Rondema 10/28/2020 9:05 AM
    I found out that I can take all the Styrofoam in my shed that I could not through away to my local transfer station. 
  • 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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    Cathy Rondema 10/28/2020 9:04 AM
    I don't fill my kitchen garbage can as often. I will use my compost for garden plants.