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Ruth Griswold

Community Team

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 227 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    14
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Ruth's Actions

Consumption and Economy

Learn About Alternatives to the GDP

I will research alternatives (like Gross National Happiness) to measuring economic livelihood and the health of a nation.

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One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

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.

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Consumption and Economy

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

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Consumption and Economy

Watch a Documentary

I will watch one of the films suggested in the additional resources and discuss it with friends or family.

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One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

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One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

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    Ruth Griswold 8/25/2021 8:14 AM
    One of most significant ongoing life changes to support sustainability is using dish cloths instead of paper towels for 99% of kitchen and household clean up.  The cloths are cheap, I have about 30, and instead of reaching of  for a paper towel - reach for a cloth.  if it is just wet, hang it on a hook, it will dry.  If it is truly dirty, put in the its laundry bin.  These are the only items I wash in hot water (with steam) to sanitize each week.  I have not purchased paper towels in over a year.  There are some nasty things that will cause me to use paper, but they are rare indeed.