July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jennifer Aiken

National Aquarium

"We can all make a difference!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,167 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    300
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    13
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Community

Visit A Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on plastics.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Jennifer Aiken 7/31/2019 4:06 PM
    The beach cleanup & recycling facility tour are scheduled for August 12 & 13. Looking forward to connecting with friends for the cleanup & beautifying our community. Curious to hear from the recycling facility what exactly is happening to recycling in the U.S. since China isn’t taking it anymore. 

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/31/2019 12:12 PM
    I declined the “goodie bag” at the dentist & chatted with the hygienist about plastic free living! Spreading awareness🙌🏼 #wcanallmakeadifference 

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/27/2019 5:58 AM
    Early morning plogging run...2 bags full today 😔😕😡
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    • Rose Slick 7/27/2019 6:30 AM
      Oh man- that's a lot of trash, but so wonderful that you picked it up! That's such a huge difference!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a House Party
    What are the benefits of hosting a house party related to getting to know your guests, connecting them to the cause you are focusing on, and building your community?

    Jennifer Aiken 7/27/2019 5:57 AM
    It was great! So many good conversations & ideas shared on ways to minimize plastic use. Loved hanging with like minded friends all eager to do more to protect our Earth!

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/24/2019 12:15 PM
    Excited to be hosting an essential oils & plastic free living tips/swaps workshop with friends tomorrow evening!

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/16/2019 7:39 PM
    I’ve arranged a tour for a waste management recycling facility in PG county... no July dates  were available...it’s booked for 8/13. 

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/16/2019 7:38 PM
    Attended my church’s green team meeting tonight... so inspiring & hopeful to see what great things are in store to educate our children & help our planet!

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/12/2019 7:27 PM

  • Jennifer Aiken 7/12/2019 7:22 AM
    Saving sauce & salsa jars is so easy & they’re perfect for storing leftovers, halved onions or avocados, bulk food items-like nuts! 
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  • Jennifer Aiken 7/12/2019 7:19 AM
    So excited that I’ll be hosting a plastic-Free living tips & using essential oils workshop soon! That was one of my big one-time challenges I wanted to accomplish this July! I’ll report back after I host the event!