July 1 - July 31, 2019

James Danoff-Burg

Team TLD

"My mission is to change conservation so that people who are not usually thought of as conservationists will be the players that improve the world."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,147 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    102
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    46
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    138
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    115
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 6 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on plastics.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

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

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • 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?

    James Danoff-Burg 7/31/2019 5:01 PM
    purchasing power may be helpful? I don't really have a solid answer to this one!

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/31/2019 2:58 PM
    Here's another one that is pretty fantastic, highlighting the inevitable stall tactics of those benefiting from the status quo
    Global warming is not happening.gif 31.97 KB

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/31/2019 2:57 PM
    I wanted to share my favorite cartoon about climate change again, which is of course germane to plastic production too!
    Climate Summit - what if we fixed climate change and it was not real.jpg 114.79 KB

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/31/2019 2:52 PM
    Wahoo! We are up to 38th! Go Team TLD - let's finish strong! We could pass a few more organizations in the last few hours!

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/31/2019 7:07 AM
    Last day! Let's all check in and do everything we can today to reduce plastics!

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/30/2019 9:01 AM
    Hey folks, Angie just calculated that we are doing much better per person than the leaders! Maryland (#1) has 131.94 points per person, Aquarium of the Pacific (#5) has 145.62, and we have 200.53 points per person (#39)!

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/29/2019 7:10 PM
    Winchell's donuts don't provide plastics as the default. And their VEGAN Boston Creme donuts are righteous!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    What are organizations in your region doing to address plastic pollution or other related issues? How can you support them?

    James Danoff-Burg 7/29/2019 7:09 PM
    We don't have any organizations here in the Coachella Valley that I am aware of that are addressing plastic pollution on a regular basis. There are some that do organizations oze periodic pickups or cleanings, often OHV participants are the leads on these. We need to support these informal projects by reaching out and participating! 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a House Party
    What are the benefits of hosting a house party related to getting to know your guests, connecting them to the cause you are focusing on, and building your community?

    James Danoff-Burg 7/29/2019 7:07 PM
    The thing that I though was most useful of the house party - really our all staff meeting - was that it allowed those who were into the challenge to ID each other, creating a sense of community. 

  • James Danoff-Burg 7/29/2019 4:49 PM
    Hey ho Team TLD! Please be certain to check in today and through the last few days! We are rising as an organization in the team rankings!