July 1 - July 31, 2020

Juliana Cantillo

SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters

"There is no Planet B"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,311 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Juliana's Actions

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Make the Change to Cloth Diapers

I will replace single use diapers for reusable cloth diapers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Thoughtful Toys

I will only buy cloth, wooden or plant-based natural rubber toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, and dirt with baking soda.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

To the extent allowable in my community, I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 1 of my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Juliana Cantillo 7/31/2020 4:36 PM
    Learned a lot from everyone this month!! Thank you for sharing moments and experiences from your plastic-free journeys <3 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    What are organizations in your region doing to address plastic pollution or other related issues? How can you support them?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/30/2020 6:45 PM
    I know the local Sierra Club and other green groups organize community clean ups which I plan to sign up for! 

  • Juliana Cantillo 7/23/2020 6:27 PM
    Inspired by Kathleen's post, I think it would be great if we shared information about plastic-free grocery options so I'm going to provide a short list of places that I know have certain produce items in bulk. Tomatoes, apples, lemons, etc are pretty easy to get but these are some of the foods I've noticed are more difficult to find without wrapping.  

    Earth Origins - brussel sprouts, cremini mushrooms, basmati rice, popcorn, chia seeds, quinoa, baking powder
    Fresh Market - shiitake & portobello mushrooms 
    Whole Foods pre-Covid - broccoli, choco chips, cranberries, peanut butter, brown sugar 
    Wards - shiitake mushrooms, green beans, snow peas, broccoli, chia seeds, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, cranberries, granola, brown sugar, quinoa  

    This information is geared towards vegetarians but I hope it is helpful to everyone! Please comment additions to this list if you have any!! 

    • Julie McGrath 7/29/2020 8:09 PM
      Wednesday nights is the former Bo Diddleyplaza farmers market with fresh local fruits, veggies, honey and food vendors. I recently read it is moving to Celebration Pointe. Not sure the current status with COVID. 

    • Manisha Ranade 7/24/2020 7:14 AM
      Thanks. Did someone already mention farmers market? There is no packaging, we can bring our own bags. Produce is great!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Naked Bins
    Does changing the lining of your waste bin change the kind or amount of trash you produce?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/22/2020 10:52 AM
    Now that I've started doing this again, I've noticed I prefer to have one central trash bin at home rather than one in each room because this helps me track how much waste I produce and keeps me from throwing away things that could be saved and repurposed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/18/2020 7:20 PM
    It connects us to the community by creating a sense of ownership and helping to build neighborhood pride. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/15/2020 8:43 AM
    I tried this once last summer but now I've perfected the combination of ingredients so my house smells like peppermint! The biggest difference for me between buying and making is that I can avoid filling my home with toxic chemicals. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets DIY Cat Litter
    Other species can teach us important lessons about ourselves and life in general. What has your cat taught you?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/13/2020 9:40 PM
    To get more sleep and do more stretching 😻 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Back in the Bowl
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/12/2020 6:58 PM
    It's difficult for people to understand the impact of their everyday waste because most don't live near landfills or highly polluted areas. Being in the US, we don't see our trash accumulating on the other side of the planet, creating hazardous conditions for other humans and animals. Nonetheless our waste is still our responsibility. We need to vocally refuse single-use items and help educate our peers in order to achieve long-lasting cultural change. 

    • Julie McGrath 7/29/2020 8:43 PM
      Out of sight, out of mind. We are a spoiled society and often don’t look past our noses. 😞
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Juliana Cantillo 7/12/2020 6:42 PM
    What concerns me the most is that people are failing to see the big picture: we've grown so accustomed to single-use plastic that we rarely ever thinks twice about the contamination we're creating for the planet. 

    • Julie McGrath 7/29/2020 8:44 PM
      I feel like our society is so focused on instant gratification the we actually have more plastic being produced and disposed of. 
  • Reflection Question
    Family Thoughtful Toys
    Does your child play differently with natural or repurposed toys than with other toys? If so, how?

    Juliana Cantillo 7/09/2020 6:38 PM
    Too soon to tell how my baby cousin will like it, but I do know his mom def appreciates a teething toy without the nasty chemicals found in plastic.