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Sherin Chan

WBA EcoChallenge D

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 631 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    44
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    42
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    46
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Sherin's Actions

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/26/2020 6:35 PM
    I can see many restaurant now is moving out from straws or change to use paper straw. Actually, we do not use straw for hot drink, can we do the same for cold drink?
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Buy Only What I Need
    As you have reduced your spending, what have you noticed about your 'health and safety' purchasing habits? How might this change your longer term purchasing decisions?

    Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/21/2020 6:21 PM
    Think before I buy anything. It safe the planet and I save my money!


  • Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/20/2020 10:10 AM
    I have also encourage my family not to use plastics cutlery and bring their own bags for every purchase!

  • Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/15/2020 11:51 PM
    Getting more alter and gradually change my daily habit to support plastic reduction! Keep on the good work and safe our planet

  • Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/14/2020 7:11 PM
    Love our planet, change your life style everyday


  • Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/14/2020 7:11 PM
    Love our planet, change your life style everyday


  • Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/13/2020 6:28 PM
    Good to remind yourself everyday on plastic reduction!! work hard together

  • Sherin Chan's avatar
    Sherin Chan 7/07/2020 7:07 PM
    Small steps on my daily habit, really means a lot to our planet