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Laura Lee Walko

Recycle Brevard 2019

"Conservation & Environmental Impact Awareness through Education"

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Laura Lee's 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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Community

Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

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Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

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Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

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Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

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Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

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E-RECEIPTS ONLY PLEASE!

Something I started doing about a year ago was to sign up for emailed receipts from stores. Right now I get them from Lowes, Home Depot, Sam's Club & Publix & my reasons are 2-fold. First, it cuts down on paper waste because what do we do with all those receipts....look at them & toss them. (into recycle hopefully) Second, it gives me an electronic copy of my purchases to match up with my credit card online statement & to refer back to if/when I need to return something. I've created an email folder named "2019 receipts", and pile them in there. Next year, they'll be dumped and renamed to "2020 receipts" and set into my email box right along side my "2020 Taxes" e-folder!

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/29/2019 9:25 AM
    Here's a really great idea. We're in Copenhagen now and it's a beautiful summer, everone in boats, swimming, biking & kayaks.  Several places rent kayaks and have a 'green program' which gives 2 hrs of free kayak rental if you pick up water trash while out. They even supply a trash can! 

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/29/2019 2:50 AM
    SIL = sister in law. ;×)  ....sorry about that! Now in EU so we'll see how they do here! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/26/2019 8:19 AM
    Wellllllll...maybe Scotland doesn't offer e-receipts, but they do recycle and compost!  So, every day my egg shells, banana peels & strawberry stems have been going into the 'wee little' compost bin under the sink!

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/24/2019 4:25 AM
    E receipts not yet an option in the UK!  So unfortunately I have been receiving foot, upon foot of retail receipts....arrgggg!

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/24/2019 4:23 AM
    Airports are generally clean of trash.  However, I did bring my own plastic cup on the plane & refused 4 different plastic cups from the flight attendants & they were generally happy to use the cup I provided for water, wine & tea!

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/23/2019 2:46 AM
    I always have my reusable, folded, cloth bag in my hand bag for any purchases!  

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/23/2019 2:44 AM
    I'm across the pond now & trying to keep up on my challenge.  Walking with my SIL, niece & dog yesterday we saw NO trash along the paths, surprise, surprise.  However, here in Scotland the parks department employ full time staff to pick up litter & empty trash cans & that's their only job so it should be clean.   My SIL is diligent about picking up after their dog too!  

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/18/2019 10:35 AM

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/17/2019 12:22 PM
    Thanks for keeping the email reminders coming!!  
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Laura Lee Walko 7/17/2019 12:14 PM
    Just packed my protein bars for plane snacks that will fit into my TSA bag!