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Maria Jedrzejowska

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"Changing the world, one choice at a time."

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    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Maria's Actions

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

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Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

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Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditions with either a bar or refillable option.

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    Maria Jedrzejowska 7/23/2019 10:11 AM
    This is probably the most important podcast I've listened to this year: if you want to learn about the many ways in which good, creative humans try to change the world for the better, make sure you subscribe today! :)
    https://www.mothersofinvention.online/

    PS This is former president of Ireland and an Irish comedian talking climate justice, you can't go wrong with that! :)

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    Maria Jedrzejowska 7/23/2019 10:08 AM
    One of the best long reads of this year about plastic pollution is this article from the Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/13/the-plastic-backlash-whats-behind-our-sudden-rage-and-will-it-make-a-difference
    You can either read or listen to it on your way to work via some podcast app: either way, it will open your eyes to many aspects of the plastic problem you probably didn't know about.
    Couldn't recommend it enough, guys!


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    Maria Jedrzejowska 7/23/2019 12:58 AM
    'What is plant-based food? Anything you want it to be!'
    Last Friday, I was super lucky to be part of an InDay event that showcased how rich and varied a plant-based diet can be.
    You can find out more in Karine Fenix's article about the event - I really couldn't recommend such an adventure strongly enough!
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/where-sustainability-culture-met-story-plant-based-walking-fenix/
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Maria Jedrzejowska 7/12/2019 7:02 AM
    I travel with my water bottle and it's great. It's usually ok to ask for a refill at restaurants and cafes. When I fly, I find that not all airports have a drinkable water tap tall enough to refill a bottle properly. For food, I use either tupperware or beeswrap :) I really recommend this switch - you save the planet, you save some money, and you eat better food (a simple home-made sandwich beats anything you can get at the airport!).
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Maria Jedrzejowska 7/10/2019 5:58 AM
    If I only look at it from a short-term perspective of convenience, packaging is mostly useful for the supply chain and the sales of products: it makes the handling of produce easier and  has the added benefit of promotional potential. But packaging produce is so bad for the environment that I cannot understand why we haven't done away with it already. I think we need to put much more pressure on the industry, which trying to make plastic-free choices when we can.