Skip to main content
Sarah Dar's avatar

Sarah Dar

Deloitte North Texas Offices

"To educate and empower individuals to positively impact the world."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 546 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Sarah's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 20 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 5 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Check out the NPSI Plastic Free July Giving Campaign!

As part of our Plastic Free July Events, we've set up a campaign to support 3 organizations focused on reducing plastic impact on our oceans and the planet: Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Blue Project, and EarthJustice. Check out the campaign and learn more about these organizations and their missions using the link below!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 0
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 3
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/29/2021 5:42 AM
    I am so impressed with the NTX team! Keep up the good work even after July is over :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    What are the most pressing environmental justice concerns in your city, town, or region? Were you aware of or affected by these local concerns before you did your research?

    Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/27/2021 12:41 PM
    I learned about the toxic shingle mountain in Dallas and how it took 3 years for activists to get it cleaned up.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

    Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/22/2021 7:25 AM
    I swapped out packaged snacks for fruit, but I still have problems with plastic at the grocery store since plastic bags are necessary for buying apples and peaches! Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • Reflection Question
    Food Switch to Loose Leaf Tea
    Take time to reflect or meditate over your plastic-free cup of tea. Share your thoughts and reflections with us here!

    Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/15/2021 9:52 AM
    I have switched to loose leaf tea and I boil the water in a pot and put the tea in. Then I strain it into my mug!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/08/2021 2:45 PM
    I like to use tuperware for leftovers and when I was going into the office,  I always used it to heat up leftovers!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/07/2021 11:39 AM
    This challenge was pretty easy for me since I already use reusable bags but sometimes I forget them!

  • Sarah Dar's avatar
    Sarah Dar 7/06/2021 7:29 AM
    So excited to start this year's July Plastic-Free challenge!!