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Caroline Alleman

Plastic Free NOLA

"don't eat plastic <3"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,354 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    385
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    115
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Caroline's Actions

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 plastic reduction policies that are better for both the planet and people.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 3 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Caroline Alleman 7/31/2020 8:23 PM
    Happy last day! See y’all next year 💛 keep reducing plstic



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    Caroline Alleman 7/30/2020 6:35 PM
    Someone left 4 reusable straws at work today and I got to keep them like pretty nice thanks 💛
  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    Single use plastics have become normalized in our society to the point that most people don't see them as a problem. What would you say to a friend, colleague, or family member who may not understand why these disposables are an issue?

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    Caroline Alleman 7/29/2020 10:09 PM
    I would show them a documentary to explain what plastic does when it gets in an environment 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Caroline Alleman 7/29/2020 10:08 PM
    The compost is convenient because it can help fertilize the garden I planted without chemicals
  • Reflection Question
    Food Lobby for Reusables
    What are some of the cases you could make to an employer for why switching to durable dishes and utensils is actually in their best interest as well?

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    Caroline Alleman 7/29/2020 10:06 PM
    It’s cheaper and creates less of a mess 

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    Caroline Alleman 7/29/2020 9:49 PM
    Almost done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Caroline Alleman 7/28/2020 10:34 AM
    I saw some birds today...

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    Caroline Alleman 7/27/2020 7:54 PM
    I didn’t use plastic today bc I literally didn’t have time to eat 💖

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    Caroline Alleman 7/26/2020 3:36 PM
    5 more days!!  Let’s finish strong :)

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    Caroline Alleman 7/26/2020 9:36 AM
    I’ve gotten fast food twice this month and as a super busy American- I’m kinda proud lol