July 1 - July 31, 2020

Juliet Boyd

Plastic Free NOLA

"The environment has given so much to human kind, and yet all we do is destroy it. I want to help the environment and respect it. Plastic free July is a good outlet to help do that. "

Points Total

  • 40 Today
  • 305 This Week
  • 653 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    108
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    86
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    43
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Juliet's Actions

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 Action

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 Action

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 5 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 10 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

    Juliet Boyd 7/06/2020 7:49 AM
    I’m caring for my pet by properly cleaning up after it, it would be I humane to just leave the poo for the dog to step in. I’m caring for the environment by reducing the amount of plastic I put into it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

    Juliet Boyd 7/06/2020 7:40 AM
    When you throw out the old clothes that don’t fit anymore and they are made with natural fibers, they are going to break down but it won’t be hurting the environment like normal clothing does. Also in my opinion natural fiber clothing feels better than unnatural fibers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Share My Actions
    In what ways is social media an effective tool for sharing your values?

    Juliet Boyd 7/06/2020 7:36 AM
    Many people have social media, so when it’s used as a platform you reach more people than you might usually reach.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    Juliet Boyd 7/06/2020 7:33 AM
    This action was easy. My family doesn’t really ever get take out- it’s too expensive for a family of seven. If you do this while traveling by car it makes your car ride faster.