July 1 - July 31, 2019

tami dyer

Deloitte Green Dot

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 892 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    85
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Challenges

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

    tami dyer 7/11/2019 2:15 PM
    I am becoming increasingly concerned with the unknown issues that can arise from genetically modified foods and whatever pesticides or chemical fertilizers that are added.  When planting your own garden you know what you grow so you can feel more comfortable with what you are eating.
    A great secondary benefit, while not directly related to zero plastic, is the reduction of fossil fuel needed to get your veg to you. No drive to the store to purchase and no truck fuel shipping it to your local grocery.  A walk to the garden doesn't burn anything except a few calories.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    tami dyer 7/04/2019 6:28 PM
    I have to travel 5 states over for work probably once a month.  When traveling I always carry a reusable grocery bag in my backpack and go to the grocery store to buy meals.  I have a dislike for most things vegetable so I buy what I like for salads and make my own.  I store reusable containers in the office and make sure to get a hotel room with at least a minimal kitchen.  I find I eat healthier than when dining out and there is less waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

    tami dyer 7/02/2019 2:45 PM
    I have done research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant.  I have been concerned for years about the possibility of contributing to Alzheimer's disease.  I have been unable to find a good alternative, but followed the Learn More link for a natural based, plastic free alternative.  I'm really anxious to give it a try and see how it works.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Share My Actions
    In what ways is social media an effective tool for sharing your values?

    tami dyer 7/01/2019 3:22 PM
    Almost everyone is on social media now and sharing an invitation to this challenge can give people who already realize what we are facing a forum to join together and raise awareness to those who are less in the know.  

  • tami dyer 7/01/2019 2:39 PM
    I posted the link to join this challenge to my Facebook feed.  I have a number of friends who are already very supportive of ecological issues and I am hoping to raise their awareness even further by getting them to join and have an impact.