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February 27 - March 20, 2019
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Jeanne Arndt


Points Total

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  • 309 Total

Participant Impact

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    zero-waste meals
  • up to
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    spent exercising

Jeanne's Actions


Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

One-Time Action


Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 10 minute(s) per day for two weeks.



Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.



Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.



Weekly Meal Planning

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



Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

One-Time Action


Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.



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    Jeanne Arndt 3/19/2019 4:59 AM
    I use fresh herbs in sauces and salads all spring and summer long. Have you tried fresh dill in potato salad? Delicious!!

    • Liane Amorino's avatar
      Liane Amorino 3/19/2019 9:47 AM
      Fresh dill is my favorite.  My mom had it growing up, but I haven't bought any seeds to start.  I should try that this summer!

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/18/2019 12:05 PM
    We planted a couple types of parsley, rosemary, cilantro, basil and oregano. I think we bought some chives seeds as well. We use those herbs fresh, mostly, but you can dry or even freeze them. 

    • Ashley Samek's avatar
      Ashley Samek 3/18/2019 5:43 PM
      The cilantro, oregano and even basil sound like they would be really good in a pasta sauce. 

    • Liane Amorino's avatar
      Liane Amorino 3/18/2019 4:25 PM
      That sounds like so much fun...and so yummy.  Fresh herbs taste better than store bought.

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/18/2019 6:05 AM
    This week's menu has been made, and 2 of those meals cooked on Sunday, using pantry items and what was on sale. Pork Ragu and Black Bean Chili are just begging to be eaten for dinners and lunches this week. It's a relief to not have to work about a couple of meals...and know that the rest of this week's meals are planned. 

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/18/2019 5:00 AM
    The herb plants at Lowe's just came in this weekend, so we planted my little kitchen herb garden. I've already harvested a little rosemary for my pork ragu that we'll have for dinner tonight. 

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/14/2019 9:55 AM
    Another zero-waste cooking success...i found some frozen whole wheat hamburger buns that needed to be used up before they got freezer burn. I'm starting to make myself an egg sandwich for breakfast using those buns and eggs that I have on hand. No breakfast out...and we're using up the food we have already. 

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/14/2019 9:49 AM
    Husband planted sugar snap peas in our garden yesterday...when they are ready to harvest, we enjoy them fresh, but I also freeze them for later use. Our garden will be quite small this year...probably a few tomato plants and an herb garden, but every little bit helps.

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/12/2019 12:32 PM
    Continued success with zero-waste cooking...soups are a wonderful way to use up leftovers. This last weekend I roasted a whole chicken, and made a broth out of the carcass. I made soup using the broth, leftover slightly wilted celery and carrots that were hiding in my refrigerator and a container of rice from our Chinese takeout order. It was delicious..and fed us for one dinner and one lunch at a cost of approximately $1.20 per meal. Yay! 

    • Liane Amorino's avatar
      Liane Amorino 3/12/2019 4:24 PM
      You go!  My grandma was a young woman during the depression, and you would make her proud!

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/12/2019 9:47 AM
    So I'm being mindful of my recyclable containers lately...and there are alot of water bottles and icetea bottles that have been thrown into the trash. No more...I will try to put my water in a resusable bottle and recycle any ice tea bottles that I have from lunch. They add up! 

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/11/2019 5:38 AM
    Walmart sells these wonderful coffee mugs with lids on in a 5 pk. I've given them to my adult children in their stockings before, and love using them each day. They are re-usable...and saves money as well, since I just carry my coffee from home now in one of these travel mugs. 

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    Jeanne Arndt 3/07/2019 10:34 AM
    And there's more! The vegetable soup became lunch the next day...another win. So one purchase of a roast with an addition of some ingredients made 3 separate meals for 3 people. It was also quite cost effective...I calculated it to be $1.66 per meal.  

    • Liane Amorino's avatar
      Liane Amorino 3/07/2019 4:16 PM
      Frugality becomes you. :)  You sound like my mom..and grandma.  No food goes to waste if it can be helped. :)