July 1 - July 31, 2019

Meaghan Boice-Green

Reinstein Woods

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 0 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Create Your Own Action

Eat out without!

I will skip all plastic silverware and sides in individual plastic containers (eg salad dressing and condiments). At sit down restaurants I’ll try to remember to ask for no single-use plastics (straws, condiments etc.). The hard part will be remembering to speak up at the beginning, even before they deliver my glass of water with a plastic straw I don’t want!

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Meaghan Boice-Green 7/08/2019 9:55 AM
    I wish we could create more than one of our own actions in this challenge! There are things that I've learned about as part of this challenge that are not offered (at least not exactly) as an "action."  For example, I am going to set up a water bottle/takeout container/silverware station in each of my family's vehicles, to make it easier to always have those things on hand. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

    Meaghan Boice-Green 7/07/2019 9:08 AM
    I am getting rid of my fleece jacket and buying a Guppy Friend bag. 
    Next time my work orders uniforms, I will advocate for natural fiber clothing. 

  • Meaghan Boice-Green 7/05/2019 6:11 AM
    Here are some things I realized about eating at a fast food restaurant, which sometimes becomes a necessity due to life constraints:
    - I always go into the restaurant and order “for here” so I don’t have to get a plastic take out bag even if I’m leaving with the food. 
    - people don’t look at you funny if you bring in a reusable water bottle instead of buying a drink 
    - skipping the sides often helps you skip single-use plastic, for example a bag of tortilla chips and a plastic cup of salsa or cheese. And it probably makes your meal healthier! 
  • 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?

    Meaghan Boice-Green 7/05/2019 6:06 AM
    Plastic wrap in some cases helps group items together, but we need to find more sustainable products to serve that purpose. For example, It’s nearly impossible to find organic bananas in my area without a plastic & paper band around the bunch.