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Keith K. Crow

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"Discover Nature, Inspire Action"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,706 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    53
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    53
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    350
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    118
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    125
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    56
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Keith K. 's Actions

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 31
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 30
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

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

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Give Up Gum

I will give up gum or choose gum made from chicle or other plastic-free gum bases.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Get Rid of Glitter

I will teach my little ones about microplastics while we do a craft project together using glitter alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 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

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
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

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Keith K.  Crow's avatar
    Keith K. Crow 8/03/2021 8:16 AM
    Thanks to everyone who participated!  Hopefully everyone learned some new habits and made some observations about how they can have an impact.    It turns our being on vacation for 25 days of this challenge makes it easy to say no to a lot of disposable items that have become common place to make life easier.   

    Cheers to everyone and thanks for participating!!  

    See you next year!

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    Keith K. Crow 7/03/2021 2:56 PM
    Chewing gum is made from polymers which are synthetic plastics that do not biodegrade. When it's tossed on the sidewalk, there it sits until it's removed which can be a costly, time consuming process. Littered gum can also make it's way into the food chain.

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    Keith K. Crow 7/01/2021 7:20 AM
    Today is day 1 of 31!   

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    Keith K. Crow 6/30/2021 11:23 AM

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    Keith K. Crow 6/30/2021 11:21 AM
    Let's take action to create more environmental + social good, together. #plasticfree

    The EcoChallenge starts tomorrow!

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    Keith K. Crow 6/29/2021 8:07 AM
     
    • Invite your peers, family, friends to join our Ecochallenge team.
    • Use your unique Referral link from the Dashboard to invite people and earn points for every person who joins!
    • Find people who share our interest in creating and strengthening sustainability habits.
    • Build our team with the shared goals of encouragement, learning, and creating positive, collective impact. 

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    Keith K. Crow 6/26/2021 12:58 PM
    Plastic Free Ecochallenge is also about measuring our impact, and seeing just how phenomenal it can be when we all take action, together. 

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    Keith K. Crow 6/25/2021 6:31 AM
    If you're new here, Plastic Free Ecochallenge is all about committing to plastic-free actions — and consistently checking in to keep yourself and your team accountable.