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Chris Easlea

Adventure Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,138 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    55
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    89
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    23
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Chris's Actions

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 27
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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 13
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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:35 PM
     A lot of my garden vegetables are getting ripe and ready and makes me super excited to make some meals with them!  
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Ditch Dryer Sheets
    Often, single-use and disposable products don't just create more trash - they also contain toxins that are bad for humans. What are some other single-use items that are harmful to humans?

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:32 PM
    The real question probably, is "What are some other single-use items that aren't harmful to humans?" 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Just Say No
    Do some research on polystyrene and polyvinyl. How many items in your house already contain these toxins?

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:31 PM
    Well at least a portion of my plumbing is PVC. Thankfully it seems PVC can be recycled "Recycled PVC is broken down into small chips, impurities removed, and the product refined to make pure PVC.[33] It can be recycled roughly seven times and has a lifespan of around 140 years. (wikipedia)"
  • 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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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:26 PM
    I still stick with my electric trimmer, but do also own a steel razor for when I need a clean shave. Like most things, disposable isn't needed except for convenience, it was all a ploy to sell more and more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:23 PM
    Pets are just the best. 
    Adopt, don't shop.
    https://www.inverse.com/science/pets-got-us-through-the-pandemic
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:22 PM
    The biggest shift I've seen is comparing the small task of limiting and refusing plastic straws to the awful things giant corporations do and get away with. 
    Some examples are https://www.reddit.com/r/F___Nestle/ (gotta fill in the blank)
    BP's hypocrisy on climate change/policy https://blog.ucsusa.org/kathy-mulvey/bps-hypocrisy-on-climate-policy/
    etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 12:19 PM
    Collecting litter around the community literally gets you out of your house and the act itself can be seen by others, not only will you be seen in a higher light for doing good, but can promote others to do the same!

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    Chris Easlea 7/31/2021 10:16 AM
    Happy and proud to have been in the top 10!

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    Chris Easlea 7/16/2021 8:38 AM
    Half way through! It's been exciting to see how much traction AAQ has had with the Ecochallenge! 
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

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    Chris Easlea 7/10/2021 6:40 AM
    It's super easy to pack veggies for lunch, I literally have had carrots in 99% of my home brought lunches for the last 4 years working here. It's cost effective, tasty and good for ya!