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Angie Adkin-Miot

All Creatures Podcast

"My mission is to reduce my plastic consumption, reuse plastic when appropriate, and learn more about how to be a better environmental steward."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,320 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    137
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    121
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Angie's Actions

Family

Use Reusable Baby Wipes

I will make better choices for the environment and my baby's bum by using reusable baby wipes most or all of the time.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 20 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, or dirt with baking soda.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Pets

Homemade Pet Treats

I will prepare my own pet treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2021 8:51 AM
    Hello Team,

    Today is the last day of our monthly eco-challenge and I want to thank you all so much for participating!  It sure has been a fun, yet challenging month practicing plastic reduction and environmental sustainability.  And, keep in mind that each one of your contributions to planet earth has made a difference to ALL the species that inhabit it. 

    My ask is that you keep this movement going by continuing to learn about the environment, sharing what you have learned with love ones, demanding change from policy makers and voting with your dollar!  I also hope to see you again next year to keep this conversation and our actions growing.

    I'd also like to give a huge shout out to our top point earner Chantelle!  Way to go!  I'm so proud of everyone on this team, but I'd also like to mention Shaina, Erin, Tami,  Jirenia and Oliver for scoring so many points!  A huge high-five to you all as well.  If you were in one of the top 3 point earning positions, please send us (allcreaturespod@gmail.com) your email and mailing address as I would like to send you a special eco-friendly thank you gift :) 

    Thanks again for all your hard work.  Please stay in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram.

    Angie


  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Naked Bins
    Does changing the lining of your waste bin change the kind or amount of trash you produce?

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2021 8:31 AM
    Changing the lining of my waste bin, help reinforce that we compost as much as possible as a family.  It also helps me feel like I am doing my part to help reduce plastic consumption. 
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2021 8:26 AM
    There is no doubt that human have had a major impact on planet earth.  I am most concerned about the how the damage will impact my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Will they be able to see rhinos in the wild, or swim in clean oceans?
  • 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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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 7:02 PM
    I think products starting amassing so much plastic as an attempt to reduce food contamination and to give people a sense of security that the product they are buying is 'clean' or 'safe.'  Also, people have gotten busier and are cooking less, so they like the convenience of the packaged processed foods and snacks. 

    I really think all the crazy amount of plastic packaging is really only serving the producer because plastic is cheaper than alternative packaging. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 6:57 PM
    I learned that making my own cleaning products is fun and easy.  It not only reduces plastic consumption, but it's also more affordable than buying store made cleaning products. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make My Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 6:55 PM
    I feel very empowered when making my own food and doing food prep for the week.  It not only reduces plastic consumption, but it is also more affordable :) 


  • Reflection Question
    Family Use Reusable Baby Wipes
    In what ways do you model choices that align with your values to your little one? In what other ways could you model values-aligned choices?

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 6:53 PM
    There are several ways I try to be an environmental role model for my children.  A lot of it comes in the form of actions followed by conversations about why I want to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic and keep our environment clean and safe.  Kids love to learn and love to engage in conversations...so, it's up to me in what types of conversations I have with them.  I also try to get the kids involved in our families eco-friendly choices when shopping and out about in the community. 

  • Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/26/2021 8:09 PM
    Hi everyone,

    We made our own household cleaner recently.  It was super easy...just add vinegar (and some water depending on how dilute you want it)  to a spray bottle and go!  I have found that vinegar is such a great countertop surface cleaner.  It also works great on windows and mirrors...better than the commercial stuff if you ask me.

    If you have any other recipes for homemade house cleaners send them my way...as the only downfall to vinegar is getting used to the smell.  But, I can put up with the smell for streak free windows and reducing my plastic consumption.

  • Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/24/2021 1:02 PM
    Only 7 days left to complete plastic-free July challenges this year!  We are ranked 29th out of 389 team, and the impact is just incredible (see photo)...WOW!!

    Please keep up the amazing work for yourself, your family, your community and our world. This week is the final push, so make sure to keep checking in daily and to complete your micro-challenges and discussion questions. Feel free to share your successes and struggles with our team community. 

    The example you are setting for yourself, your friends and family, your community and our world is contagious!  Great job.

    • Chantelle Ogilvie's avatar
      Chantelle Ogilvie 7/25/2021 7:22 PM
      Yay! Go us! This year I've seen some new faces, I love that. Means more people are thinking about it more then before. 

  • Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/21/2021 10:19 AM
    Hi everyone! Keep up the awesome work…only 10 days to go in the challenge. I still have a few micro-challenges to complete, and I am looking forward to hearing about your days ahead.

    Today, my dog Rainbow,  ‘helped’ me pick up trash in her favorite field to frolic! One of my micro-goals is to bake homemade dog treats…stay tuned to see how it goes 😊

    • Chantelle Ogilvie's avatar
      Chantelle Ogilvie 7/21/2021 7:51 PM
      I did that for my brothers dog for Xmas one year. He loved it. They were a lot of effort though. Haven't done them again. Wish chicken cookie's were delicious for us too. Ha