July 1 - July 31, 2019

Claire Bolster

National Aquarium

"I am a college student excited to practice plastic free July in order to bring these practices to my house at school! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,532 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    62
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    155
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 30
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

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Tim Taylor Your Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

Talk about Plastic Free July to all my friends!

I want to tell at least 2 people about Plastic-Free July to make sure that awareness is spread and hopefully people can follow the aquarium's lead!

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

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!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 25 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Estimate Your 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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Claire Bolster 7/31/2019 4:26 AM
    We made it through Plastic Free July! 

  • Claire Bolster 7/30/2019 11:24 AM
    One more day of Plastic Free July! 

  • Claire Bolster 7/29/2019 6:10 AM
    Excited to finish out plastic free July and continue it to plastic free August etc :) 

  • Claire Bolster 7/27/2019 9:04 AM
    You know you’re dedicated when you bring your reusable straw all the way to Nashville...

  • Claire Bolster 7/23/2019 4:28 AM
    Decided to take leftover beeswax from my family's bees and am planning to make our own reusable beeswax wraps :)

    • Vivian Beatrice 7/23/2019 5:02 AM
      Hi Claire,

      Our little group in Saugerties New York just tried unsuccessfully to make beeswax wraps.. We weren’t able to get them clingy or not sticky.. we used different combinations of the 3 ingredients all the recipes called for: beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. 
      If you come up with a good result let us know.

      Vivian and the Saugerties Green Team
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  • Claire Bolster 7/22/2019 5:59 AM
    Last full week of plastic free July! 

  • Claire Bolster 7/20/2019 7:44 AM
    Yesterday was super cool to share some of the things I have learned from plastic free July with my college job, and work on seeing if we can reduce plastic in our office!

  • Claire Bolster 7/18/2019 7:52 AM
    Finally got some reusable produce bags so I no longer need to use the plastic baggies that are in the grocery stores

  • Claire Bolster 7/17/2019 8:58 AM
    Excited to break into a thousand points and learning about using less plastic! 

  • Claire Bolster 7/16/2019 4:30 AM
    Excited to start this second half of plastic free July! :)