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Alexis DeRose

Adventure Aquarium

"Working hard to establish new habits that have less of an impact on the environment! ☺️"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,433 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    19
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    112
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    106
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    104
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    121
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    4.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning

Alexis's Actions

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

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 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

Estimate My Plastic Consumption

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

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

Dig into Bioplastics

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impacts of bioplastics and how to properly dispose of them in my city, and I will share this information with 2 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for Plastic-Free Dining

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for Office Reusables

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Go Strawless

I will keep 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/31/2022 7:08 AM
    I know a lot of people can have allergic reaction to the synthetic fibers that are put into clothing- One might be less likely to have the same reaction to something that is 100% natural. Additionally, they cause less of an impact on the environment due to not only being renewable, but often being biodegradable. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Give Some Green Gratitude
    In what ways is social media an effective tool for sharing your values?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/30/2022 7:04 AM
    I think the implementation of stories on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook have helped me out quite a bit! There are accounts dedicated to educating people on different topics, and often if I learn something new, or they post something I am passionate about, I will share their information to my own story so I can spread the word!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/29/2022 6:48 AM
    Perhaps giving clothes a new life could be a new way to start by cutting back on buying more clothes, and you might get a new hobby in the process! A long sleeve shirt could become your new favorite tank top with just a few wikihow read throughs! 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Share My Actions
    Have you noticed a difference in how your community, friends, and family members use plastics since you've shared your own actions?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/28/2022 10:41 AM
    I have noticed slight changes- I think that my immediate family is more conscious of their actions now that I have made intentional efforts to change my own habits! For example, if I go out to dinner with my family, they have started making the effort to skip the straw! I think even just these tiny actions can spread from person to person. 

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    Alexis DeRose 7/27/2022 1:20 PM
    We’re almost to the end of the eco-challenge! Keep up the great work everyone !! ☺️
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/27/2022 1:18 PM
    It was very easy! I am on vacation right now (guess where….) and typically, I pack those 100 calorie snacks to bring that are usually prepackaged. This time around, I brought a large bag of goldfish, and packed them into a small container everyday. Not only was the container more spill-proof in my bag, but I think was producing less trash! It took up no more room in my backpack than those little bags would have. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using reusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable food packaging or eating utensils, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/23/2022 6:45 AM
    The most common place I see single use utensils being used are places that are essentially quick service restaurants and cafeterias, which I imagine is due to the fact that these sort of facilities service so many people. I think pointing out the long-term effects on the environment to the proper people within the establishment you're concerned about is a good start. Additionally, practicing what you preach! A month or so ago I found this nice reusable utensil set at Old Navy of all places- all of the utensils are made from ocean-bound plastics that were collected from coastal communities where no proper recycling practices are in place. It comes in a really cute container, and is small enough to fit in most small bags. I've gotten a lot of compliments on them because.. like I said.. they're cute! But it has also sent several people in the direction of investing in their own travel sized reusable utencils. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/20/2022 9:03 AM
    I had the opportunity to participate in a Camden City cleanup today! It was really nice to see different organizations within the community come together to cleanup our surrounding areas. It made me really happy to see so many people come out to support a great cause! :-)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Reusable Food Storage
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/19/2022 10:02 AM
    I am going to give Liz a big shoutout here, because my answer is rooted in an idea she had. I think a really cool way that she thought outside the box with disposable products like 2 liter soda bottles and water jugs is to turn them into planters! She created a few for our Party for the Planet table, and they were a hit! She cut the tops off and essentially reused the top as the water basin for the planter, and drilled holes and fed string through the remainder of the bottom for "roots" to drink water from the basin. You could also use larger plastic jugs as watering pots, or old peanut butter jars to store snacks on the go!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Alexis DeRose 7/15/2022 7:18 AM
    I learned that while I am making the effort to cut back on plastic, my impact is still relatively large. I feel it is easiest to think of plastic use when it comes to things like food, bottles, etc but my mind doesn't connect plastic as easily to things like makeup, decorations for your home, etc. So, when I got my score it was higher than what I expected. But... Now those things ARE in my mind, and I can be more conscious of my consuming there as well :-)