July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jamie Broussard

Plastic Free New Orleans

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 580 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    32
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 4 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 8
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

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 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
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 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time 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

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Uncompleted
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

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Jamie Broussard 7/31/2019 11:36 AM
    Hello team!

    Join us for Plastic Free July Happy Hour today at Miel Brewery, 5:30 - 7 PM to celebrate a month of awesome work! Half off your first beer for Plastic Free July Participants!

    Miel Brewery is family and dog friendly and will also have a food truck set up too.

    Keep logging your points and finish strong!

  • Jamie Broussard 7/20/2019 6:00 PM
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    Audubon staff, volunteers, and Plastic Free July participants volunteering at Arc of Greater New Orleans today! We sorted Mardi Gras beads that Arc will recycle by selling back to krewes during Carnival. Each year, Arc employs over 80 adults with intellectual disabilities, and the bead recycling program is one job opportunity they provide. Sales of beads support this important program, which not only provides jobs but also keeps beads out of the landfill (and our storm drains!).

    Thanks to everyone who came out to show your support today! 

  • Jamie Broussard 7/18/2019 11:31 AM
    This is a peek inside my bathroom cabinet! Before July started, I placed my first order with Who Gives a Crap, a company that sells toilet paper that is both made of renewable and sustainable bamboo and also is not wrapped in plastic! (Did you know that some toilet paper is made from virgin growth forests?!)

    Did you also know that 40% of the global population doesn't have access to toilets? This company also donates to programs that help increase access to toilets in areas without widespread infrastructure for indoor plumbing.
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  • Jamie Broussard 7/17/2019 1:01 PM
    Great news, team! Yesterday, we reached our goal of 500 signups for the Plastic Free New Orleans team!

    It has been a real joy seeing everyone engaged and delving into their personal goals to reduce plastic. Keep up the great work!

  • Jamie Broussard 7/16/2019 6:01 PM
    Hey friends! Great news! The Arc bead sorting facility will also be hosting two other groups on Saturday, so we will go forward with our volunteer event even if we don't hit 25 people. Hope you can join us!

    Sign up here!


  • Jamie Broussard 7/15/2019 11:40 AM
    Hello Plastic Free New Orleans Team!

    We hope everyone remained safe during Hurricane Barry. Now that we're getting back in the swing of things, it's time to double down on our personal challenges and finish out Plastic Free July on a high note!

    Join us for our Plastic Free July volunteer day next Saturday! This is a great way to check off the  "Volunteer in Your Community" challenge!

    Volunteer Day at Arc of Greater New Orleans
    Saturday, July 20th | 9 AM - 12 PM | 925 Labarre Rd., Metairie, LA 70001
    Join us for Audubon's Plastic Free July volunteer day at the Arc of Greater New Orleans Mardi Gras bead sorting facility. Arc employs over 80 individuals with intellectual disabilities through their bead recycling program. Join us in supporting this important program while also keeping plastic out of the environment (and our storm drains!).

    Sign up here. We need 25 volunteers to go forward with the event, so we hope you'll come out and show your support!

  • Jamie Broussard 7/10/2019 2:07 PM
    As we prepare for this tropical disturbance, I've been contemplating what useful role plastic plays in our lives. Situations like emergency preparedness and medical emergencies definitely benefit from plastic. Imagine a world where we preference the use of this amazing material for those extenuating circumstances and find alternatives for day-to-day needs like food and entertainment.

    Be safe out there and make sure you're storm ready. And yes, that likely means buying water and provisions in plastic. And that's okay!

  • Jamie Broussard 7/04/2019 10:50 AM
    Hello from the eco-friendly Mecca of Portland, OR!

    Check out this serious bulk aisle in the Portland Whole Foods! 😯😯😯
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  • Jamie Broussard 7/01/2019 2:46 PM
    I just sent Mid-City Rouses a message to more consistently offer paper bags as an alternative to plastic!

  • Jamie Broussard 7/01/2019 12:38 PM
    Save the date! On July 24th as part of Plastic Free July, Audubon will host a screening of the documentary Straws (like Jaws... but we all know plastic is scarier than sharks!)

    The film explores the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

    Come for refreshments from 5:30 – 7:00 PM and learn ways to take action against plastic pollution in your daily life and in your community. Experience an up-close encounter with an animal ambassador and chat with Junior Aquarists about how marine debris impacts the oceans and waterways we love.