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Sydney Dixon

Clayoquot Biosphere Region

Points Total

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  • 181 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    pounds
    waste composted

Sydney's Actions

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to landfills per day by composting my food, which reduces my climate footprint ultimately helping salmon and orcas.

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DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases further reducing plastics that may enter Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

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DAILY ACTION

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to landfills by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Sydney Dixon 10/27/2020 10:23 AM
    I took my dog for a walk on Florencia Bay and picked up trash as I went. I mostly found rope from fishing gear, small bits of hard plastics, styrofoam, some cans, a water bottle and water bottle caps.

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    Sydney Dixon 10/27/2020 10:20 AM
    I refreshed my knowledge on the effects and dangers of plastic waste in our oceans by watching "A Plastic Ocean" on Netflix and creating a work assignment for students around plastic and how to reduce plastic waste for our Ocean Literacy Program. Did you know 90% of seabirds will ingest plastic in their lifetime? Gross! 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Sydney Dixon 10/09/2020 9:07 AM
    When I find myself without a re-usable bag - or are not able to use one because of Covid-19 - I try to carry things with my hands or I use a cardboard box provided by the grocery store. It's so great that the Co-Op does not give out plastic bags anymore!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Sydney Dixon 10/09/2020 9:04 AM
    I love my re-usable mug! 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Sydney Dixon 10/09/2020 9:03 AM
    I feel lucky to live in a community that does not use plastic straws, rather paper ones! I also have glass straws at home for my own use.
  • 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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    Sydney Dixon 10/09/2020 9:02 AM
    Once our compost is ready my household will use it as fertilizer in our green house where we grow our own greens, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, herbs, strawberries and peas.