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Mirela Dinu

Go Green LinkedIners

"Contributing to a cleaner and greener environment for everyone"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,162 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    33
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Mirela's Actions

Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My 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 Action

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 25
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Mirela Dinu 7/18/2020 2:21 PM
    18 days in and I´m at that point where, if I forget my reusable bottle of water at home I will just die of thirst before buying a plastic bottle, and it feels wonderful.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a Watch Party
    How does hosting a watch party help you to get to know your guests, connect them to the cause you are focusing on, and build your community?

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    Mirela Dinu 7/18/2020 2:16 PM
    Bonding with my 11 yeas old nephew is something I love doing, so I decided to watch´´A plastic ocean´´, for the second time, with him. We often discuss about climate change, our environment and plastic. He understands how our actions affect our planet, how and why some species go extinct and so on,but he was surprised to learn that  we recycle just a small percentage of the plastic that we produce. I know school plays it´s part in educating the younger generation but it also is our job to contribute to that, by leading by example. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Mirela Dinu 7/08/2020 3:44 PM
    I truly did not believe I was actually generating a big amount of plastic waste. It definitely made me switch to more eco-friendly packages, especially when purchasing supermarket products.

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      Mirela Dinu 7/31/2020 9:25 AM
      Now, I avoid buying fruits or vegetables wrapped up in plastic, also gave up using plastic gloves and plastic bags. It doesn´t make any sense to use gloves as long as you wash or peel them off before eating. I always ask if they have alternatives for plastic and if they don´t, I´ll carry my fruits and drop them on the counter. I apologize as my apples roll all over the place :)) 

    • Nidhi Kaul's avatar
      Nidhi Kaul 7/29/2020 6:59 PM
      100% agree, why is plastic so prevalent in food (ex: banana peels are nature's wrapping, yet we still use plastic bags for them)!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Mirela Dinu 7/06/2020 4:15 AM
    ¨ Mission Blue ¨  The Ocean Is Dying !! Whatever we do to the Ocean, it will come back to us.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Mirela Dinu 7/05/2020 2:14 PM
     Most bamboo forests have been cleared out and the habitat loss is one of the reasons why pandas are endangered. 
      While switching to bamboo made products, are we not contributing to that as well?!

    • Dana Jennings's avatar
      Dana Jennings 7/21/2020 9:28 AM
      I see your point. Bamboo is generally considered a renewable product because it grows back so quickly and is natural for biodegrading. Do you have a product you'd recommend?