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Jen Danford

GSC Working on it

"To reduce plastic use in my home and encourage my family to do the same! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,285 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    240
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    48
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    74
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    29
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    41
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Jen's Actions

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

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

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

Family

Reuse bridal shower items

I will reuse a gift bag for my sisters bridal shower. I will also help her save gift bags for future use instead of tossing them! (About 20 bags saved from landfill).

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Switch out my dish sponge

Switch to only use loofahs in my kitchen. These can be composted instead of tossed into trash!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My 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 Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jen Danford 7/31/2020 1:03 PM
    The last day! I’m so proud of my team! 

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    Jen Danford 7/30/2020 12:17 PM
    I emailed my CSA today to ask if I could use reusable bags and I can! Win! 

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    Jen Danford 7/29/2020 7:16 PM
    Getting close to the end! 

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    Jen Danford 7/28/2020 8:41 PM
    My dentist switched to paper bags to hand out the usual toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. (I didn’t take a new toothbrush since I have my bamboo ones now!)

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    Jen Danford 7/27/2020 5:55 PM
    I saw a hummingbird at my native flowers today! Not exactly plastic related but it’s all connected! 

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    Jen Danford 7/26/2020 7:25 PM
    I noticed a plant (like a houseplant that wasn’t doing well) growing out of my compost pile! 

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    Jen Danford 7/25/2020 7:25 PM
    I talked to my neighbors about composting! 

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    Jen Danford 7/24/2020 5:03 PM
    I haven’t been able to pick up my litter goal for a few days and I feel bad about that. 

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    Jen Danford 7/24/2020 5:03 PM
    I haven’t been able to pick up my litter goal for a few days and I feel bad about that. 

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    Jen Danford 7/23/2020 3:42 PM
    We were able to stretch our road trip snacks to cover another lunch and avoided buying any extra water bottles since we planned ahead!