July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jake Ahrens

The Thornberrys

"To reduce, reuse, and tricycle "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 370 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 1 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 2 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Jake Ahrens 7/26/2019 6:21 AM
    Contacting congress-people left and right. I only wish I’d get something besides a stock response. Hit up the Massachusetts senators this morning. Markey gave me a two sentence response where as Warren sent me an essay in return on all the environmental initiatives she supports. Very high class.

  • Jake Ahrens 7/16/2019 9:07 AM
    Just sent out my first letters to politicians. They were so persuasive I blacked out and woke up to a 300 page, drafted, legislative bill that I wrote on committing to scaling back on single-use plastics.

  • Jake Ahrens 7/01/2019 8:54 AM
    Easiest sweatshirt I ever won. I use so little plastic, I don’t even know what it looks like. And I hate it so much, whenever I do see it, I burn it on the spot.