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Jen Danford

Greensboro Science Center

"To continue to use less plastic in my life! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,155 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    146
    pieces of litter
    picked up

Jen's Actions

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Give Up Gum

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Jen Danford 7/31/2021 6:40 PM
    I saw lots of my neighbors while picking up trash. (And a lot of people I didn’t know). Several thanked me for what I was doing and I’m hoping it makes them consider picking litter up when they see it!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Toiletries
    What is the benefit of using bar soaps or refilling your travel sized containers? Is this an action you think you will keep in your life?

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    Jen Danford 7/30/2021 4:13 PM
    Bar soap is an easy switch for me. Refilling containers is something that is easy to forget but I think it’s important for eliminating those tiny plastic one use bottles!

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    Jen Danford 7/29/2021 4:40 PM
    Only 2 days left! This month went fast! 

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    Jen Danford 7/29/2021 4:40 PM
    Only 2 days left! This month went fast! 

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    Jen Danford 7/23/2021 7:46 PM
    Traveling makes it hard to pick up litter so I was not able to do that today. But lots of opportunities to travel smarter by using things like my cutlery and water bottle!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

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    Jen Danford 7/22/2021 6:49 PM
    I have a lot of reusable items already—water bottles, bags, cutlery. I just need to get better at remembering to bring them along! I’ve started to leave them out where I can see
    them before I leave. It also helps to tell your family (like I did) so they can help you remember too!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Jen Danford 7/19/2021 3:15 AM
    Word of mouth is pretty effective. Most friends/family I talk to are very interested in using less plastic in their life too. Telling them about some of my favorite brands helps them and the earth! 

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    Jen Danford 7/16/2021 3:50 AM
    Half way through the challenge! ♻️

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    Jen Danford 7/08/2021 6:29 PM
    People in my neighborhood are seeing me pick up trash each day and have been very thankful. Hopefully they think about doing small things to help the earth too!

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    Jen Danford 7/05/2021 4:50 PM
    Traveling again and making sure to think ahead. Glad I brought along my water bottle and reusable utensil set.