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Ana Casanova

Sea Turtle Inc.

"Our goal is to make small changes that will lasting impacts. Practicing the seven Rs of sustainability! "

Points Total

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  • 1,831 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    57
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    55
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    122
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    57
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    53
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    9.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    7.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent learning

Ana's Actions

Personal Care

See the Green

I will recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will switch to a plastic-free toothpaste — whether purchased or DIY'd.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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

Community

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 3 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Lifestyle

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 10 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

A Sustainable Flow

I will make the switch to sustainable, reusable period products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Eco Deodorant

I will switch to a plastic-free deodorant — whether purchased or DIY'd.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brush with Bamboo

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions with a sustainable, unpackaged, or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Go Strawless

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for Office Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate For Better Food Packaging

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 8:50 PM
    One of the things I learned from this that I will carry over is the eco paint information. I recently purchased a home and looking into redoing the paint in certain areas. This lead me to a paint recycle program (PaintCare)we can implement or partner with in my profession as well. 

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 8:20 PM
    I was surprised that Starbucks gave me a reusable cup. I was expecting. A disposable like always. I hadn’t planned to stop so I didn’t have my own cup with me. Now I keep this in my cars glove box for future use. Idk if this is at all Starbucks or just this location. 

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:49 PM
    Lint roller alternative! I recently adopted another dog and was going through lint roll refills like crazy. I finally found something I don’t have to buy single use sheets for. I found it at a warehouse type thrift shop. 

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:42 PM
    These are the safety razor blades we’ve been using for years and still haven’t made a dent in the box. Astra blades.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care See the Green
    Take a moment to estimate how many disposable daily contacts you may have used over the years. What would be your impact now of switching to a contact brand with a longer lifespan?

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:36 PM
    I’ve been collecting my lenses for a while. I was on weekly lenses, but will ask for monthly pairs on my next visit. I try to keep my lens use because of the waste they create, both the lens and supplies needed to care for them. 

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:15 PM
    Recently purchased glass bottles to make my own cleaners! Love these from Big Bee Little Bee! they have a protective silicone sleeve.

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:11 PM
    This has been so fun! I’m glad to have kept up with it as long as I did. I found the best way for me to reduce my trips to the water cooler. Lol Larger water bottle! 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:02 PM
    Food waste. I’m terrible in the kitchen! Most of my waste is from fast food when I can’t dine in. When I try to cook at home I forget I have certain items and end up having to bin them. 

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 3:46 PM
    Our kitchen reusable items. Most of them purchased second hand/thrift. Silicone bags, fruit covers, bowl covers, coffee sock.
  • 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?

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    Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 3:36 PM
    The city beautification group focused on keeping litter off the streets. They also encourage those who “adopt” a section of the city to sort the litter between recycle and trash. It’s all volunteer run.