July 1 - July 31, 2019

Lorraine Cartier

Ossur Philadelphia

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 357 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill



Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.



Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).



Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

One-Time Challenge


Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

One-Time Challenge


Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.



Natural Fibers

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

One-Time Challenge


  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusables at Work
    It is often true that we only have control over our own actions and not the collective community. How can you lead by example when it comes to switching disposables for reusable dishes in your community?

    Lorraine Cartier 7/24/2019 5:00 PM
    At work, I try my best to use a mug or cup to avoid disposables. I have made comments to my coworkers to encourage them to use reusable water bottles to reduce drinking from plastic water bottles. We have the water dispensers so water is available, just need to get them to switch over. I recently suggested we get a water dispenser in our conference room to promote this and reduce use of plastic water bottles.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Lorraine Cartier 7/24/2019 4:54 PM
    This was not a difficult challenge for me, as I always have reusable bags in my car. I feel very good carrying the bags into the store knowing the difference I am making.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

    Lorraine Cartier 7/17/2019 9:08 PM
    Whenever I go anywhere, I always bring travel cups with me for tea and water. This way I don’t need to purchase water bottles or use disposable coffee cups. 

  • Lorraine Cartier 7/08/2019 7:13 PM
    Look what came today!! Can’t wait to go to the grocery store😀
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  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Lorraine Cartier 7/07/2019 8:45 PM
    Today I ordered reusable bags for when I purchase produce at the grocery store.  This way I won’t be using the produce bags. Can’t wait for them to arrive. 

  • Lorraine Cartier 7/02/2019 4:02 PM
    I did not use plastic cutlery today. I forgot my silverware at home so I used the silverware that was in the kitchen at work.  Feels good to reduce plastic use. :)

    • Lisa Bello 7/03/2019 2:26 PM
      This is awesome!  I love that we have flatware at work.  Hopefully your example will encourage others in our facility to do the same.  "Little bites", as you say. :-)

  • Lorraine Cartier 7/02/2019 4:00 PM
    I always bring my lunch in reusable containers so I don't use plastic bags. Of course, today I did the same thing. :)

  • Lorraine Cartier 7/02/2019 3:58 PM
    I brought my reusable cup and straw with me today so I won't use any plastic cups or plastic water bottles.