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Alison Date

The Florida Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 442 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    10
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Alison 's Actions

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic reduction-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 120 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Alison Date 7/29/2021 9:39 AM
    Thanks for offering this yearly challenge but somehow these practices need to be made known to the people NOT taking this challenge… perhaps that is the most vital action needed. 

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    Alison Date 7/24/2021 10:49 AM
    I am frustrated by the increased  production and use of plastic  our country!
    Only good news is Maine taxing businesses.. this is long overdue. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Alison Date 7/10/2021 1:13 PM
    I understand how to do a waste audit and I practice the principle to decrease plastic as much as possible.. but where it is convenient for me to shop only had plastic packaged vegetables and berries.  I am considering asking the store for a place to return plastic produce containers and plastic bags but the state preempted local plastic bag bans. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production
    What did you learn about how plastic production impacts humans, animals, communities, and the environment? Which of these impacts specifically affects your community?

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    Alison Date 7/06/2021 4:30 PM
    Living on a bay with shipping docks , every kind of plastic impact is possible here. The local power plant wants to transition our plant to natural gas and also seek to transfer gas to export it from here. They are being given eminent domain and other legal rights to make this happen. If this happens fossil fuel is here to stay another 50 years.