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Angie Adkin-Miot

All Creatures Podcast

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Participant Impact

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    documentaries
    watched
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    125
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    150
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    28
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Angie's Actions

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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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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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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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.

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Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

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Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 21
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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate My 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

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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Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

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One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

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Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2020 7:53 AM
    Dear Team, Thank you so much for participating in plastic-free July with us!  We appreciate your dedication to all creatures big and small that inhabit oceans, lakes, rivers, woods and beyond. Together we made a huge impact in reducing plastic consumption. I hope that this is only the beginning of your journey exploring ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Let’s keep learning, growing and pushing boundaries together.  Love to you all...stay safe and healthy. See ya next July :) 

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/28/2020 4:43 PM
    Look at what we've done as a collective group! Woot Woot!! Please try to login and complete your mini-challenges by Thursday, July 31st if you can :) 

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2020 4:24 PM
    The last week of plastic free July is here. I am so proud of everyone! Keep up the good work and try to complete any remaining challenges to help our team score some final points. I cleaned up the beach today. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/22/2020 6:36 PM
    We found this tooth paste/whitener at our local ‘unplastic’ store. It definitely works well, and by voting with our dollar I hope we are making a small impact. 

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/21/2020 6:27 AM
    Took the boys to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Northern Michigan. We learned about the endangered piping plover (small shore bird) and how the park is protecting the 50 breeding pairs left in the area. I picked up some plastic trash (most likely washed up from Lake Michigan) in their habitat. 

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/17/2020 6:59 PM
    Reducing plastic consumption is key, and you are all doing huge steps towards this :)  But, I also think creating a demand for recycled and re-purposed plastic is very important to get plastics actually recycled.  The last statistic was that about 1/3 of all recyclable plastic in the US is actually recycled :(  Without a demand for recycled plastics, big companies (i.e., Coke) will just choose to keep creating cheap new plastic.  Thus, vote with your dollar for recycled or re-purposed plastic when you do have to buy something made out of plastic.  For some water-proof bags and outdoor accessories, I love a local company Torrain.  https://torrain.org/

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      Lauren Hendrickson 7/18/2020 4:14 PM
      I needed a new phone case and Lifeproof now has one made out of 85% ocean plastic so I got that! I was feeling sassy that day so I also commented on one of Otter Box posts asking when they would have more recycled cases 🙃 thanks for bringing this up!!

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/16/2020 7:25 PM
    We brought our own kid cups to an outdoor eatery and said no to straws. The waiter appreciated when I said 'no thank you - save a sea turtle!' 

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/16/2020 6:54 AM
    Good morning! Congratulations on all your eco-actions so far.  We are only half way through the month of July and collectively we have made a huge impact (see image below). Please keep up the good work :) 

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/15/2020 7:01 PM
    Today I bought several fruit and veggies without packaging! And, I found a store that allows you to bring in your own bags as long as you pack them. Yay!! Plus, Zackery and I picked up trash at a local campsite! 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets All Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

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    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/15/2020 6:58 PM
    All natural chew toy was a hit with Gypsy!