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Sarah Dolan

Starbucks

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 770 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    38
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    267
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    247
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    17
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Sarah's Actions

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

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

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 60 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

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

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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 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

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 45 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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?

    Sarah Dolan's avatar
    Sarah Dolan 7/25/2021 1:47 PM
    I was surprised by my estimated usage.  I know that my family and I are not the greatest at reducing plastic usage, but we do try and be conscientious about it.  This audit really opened my eyes and showed me that we still have a lot of work to do!