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Gina Dullanty

Starbucks

"Making sustainability fun by challenging myself and those around me to use less plastic, reduce waste, take ownership and find new ways to live sustainably. Together."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,409 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    158
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    32
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,080
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    176
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    387
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    399
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    373
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Gina's Actions

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31
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

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

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

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

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

Meet with State officials to inspire change

Visit government officials, attend a rally, mtg- connect with and share sustainability ideas, movements and ignite change in your state.

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

Personal Care

Recycle Hair Care Products

Recycle or Reuse Shampoo, conditioner, detangler, hairspray, moose, old brushes… any item that can be recycled, recycle. If it’s something that can be reused, reuse/repurpose.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 60 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 31
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

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now to reduce their need for plastic.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 31
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

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    Gina Dullanty 7/31/2021 9:49 PM
    Sell more things 💯 

    Disposables are wasteful and usually not as good. No real need ever for disposable and i can’t wait to see what’s next.

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    Gina Dullanty 7/31/2021 9:42 PM
    Went to a restaurant today- this last day of the challenge and after having to ‘ask’ for a straw we were given a straw made out of agave?! It was incredible- hard, didn’t melt or mush like our paper ones and it was perfect. We need these at Starbucks!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Say No to "Flushable Wipes"
    Even though they are marketed as "flushable," disposable wipes do not disintegrate in water or the sewer system, and actually release microplastics into our waterways. How does it feel to learn this information? What do you want to do about it?

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    Gina Dullanty 7/31/2021 9:40 PM
    De-bunk the myth. Share the reality and inform all the moms and dads who choose reusable but really aren’t getting reusables…

    This is crazy and people should know!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pretty oh so Pretty
    How can you advocate for the importance of reducing packaging to the rest of your friends, family and larger community?

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    Gina Dullanty 7/31/2021 9:38 PM
    Share the ‘why.’ 

    So many people don’t know the importance of reducing packaging… make it personal for them and make it resonate. Then you’ll have their buy in, their support and they too will support in the journey towards less packaging and reducing waste.

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    Gina Dullanty 7/25/2021 8:56 PM
    One of my shift leads told me today that he was gonna write my name on one of our reusable plates cause I ‘am always using the for here ware.’ 🙈 Haha.. it was cute and also awesome cause they know and without pushing it on them I get to influence by example.
  • 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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    Gina Dullanty 7/25/2021 8:52 PM
    So much waste! Even with the heightened sense of awareness around waste and reducing waste there is just so much and with our big family it is essential to try and find ways to reduce waste… as for where, in our daily items- soaps, packaging, baby essentials, washer/dryer stuff, more packaging.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Back in the Bowl
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Gina Dullanty 7/22/2021 10:52 PM
    Honestly a lot of times we don’t think about the impact. We buy to fill a need and a void and we don’t think about packaging or plastics or toxins or… for future just keeping this in mind will help as well as help with the family and friends when they make choices on products or purchases. The more we become aware the more we can help others.
  • 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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    Gina Dullanty 7/21/2021 9:38 PM
    For me hosting a watch party is as easy as a movie night with the fam… and this weekend we had the extended fam over and what better time then to connect with them over learning?! Building the community starts with the ones you love. Teach them and they can teach their friends and so forth…

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    Gina Dullanty 7/21/2021 9:36 PM
    10 more days in the challenge!! 💪🏻 I know these past few days I’ve been slow to log all my actions but the work we’ve been doing out in the community is real! Get in and log your actions, record your learnings and let’s finish strong!

    #choosereusables #saynotoplastic
  • 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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    Gina Dullanty 7/17/2021 8:01 PM
    Less harm to the environment and less use, production, demand for other fibers and materials.