July 1 - July 31, 2019

June Cruz

Team SouthCoast MA

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 873 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    63
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    44
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Share My Actions
    In what ways is social media an effective tool for sharing your values?

    June Cruz 7/31/2019 12:29 PM
    I shared my participation in the challenge on Instagram, I like to post to my community about things happening in fashion, art and things I may try myself so it doesn't seem like the switches or things being done to help the environment are hard to do.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

    June Cruz 7/18/2019 3:16 PM
    I watched Ice on Fire, and it was hard to sit through, I watched it in 2 segments. The amount of damage that's been done in such a short period of time is frightening. But I'm glad these documentary exist, because we need to know what's happening in order to make changes. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

    June Cruz 7/18/2019 3:10 PM
    I think there was no need for disposable razors, so glad I invested in a steel razor for long term use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    June Cruz 7/12/2019 11:19 AM
    We have made a lot of changes over the past two years as a family, so I was surprised to see that we still have a high cleaning and home goods plastic consumption. I recently made a few changes to our routine and I'm hoping to eliminate more plastics in the year to come. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

    June Cruz 7/10/2019 2:16 PM
    I have committed to volunteer for the COASTSWEEPS beach clean up which happens September -November. Sign ups are in August, but last year they hosted 97 clean up sites, so I'm certain I will find one or two in my area or close by to volunteer.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    June Cruz 7/04/2019 5:27 AM
    I've completed half the challenge but will buy refillable shampoos etc. the next shopping trip. I replaced all of our hand soap and body wash with bar soap. I don't mind it and it's easier for the kids to use to wash their hands, so this could easily become a longterm  option