July 1 - July 31, 2020

Caroline Flaesgarten

Deloitte Green Dot

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 77 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent learning
  • up to
    pieces of litter
    picked up

Caroline's Actions


Learn About Environmental and Climate Justice

A great place to start is one of the documentaries listed in the links below (click LEARN MORE) - they shed light on issues that we face in the US and globally.

One-Time Action


Minimize Packaging

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



Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

One-Time Action


Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.



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.

One-Time Action


  • 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?

    Caroline Flaesgarten 7/07/2020 5:40 PM
    I found out that each year I contribute 162 pounds of plastic in the landfill. Although, I use reusable bags, water bottles, and recycle, this is a huge number. A majority of my plastic waste is in Food Groceries and Home and Living. My plan to reduce this is to try my best to purchase items in the store that aren't wrapped in plastic.

    • Sophia Paul 7/17/2020 12:19 PM
      Thanks for sharing! It can be so difficult to get around the plastic in our lives, especially with new COVID protocols. Even places that are typically lower waste (farmer's markets), more and more plastic seems to be appearing.  
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Caroline Flaesgarten 7/07/2020 5:25 PM
    I just moved to a new neighborhood in April (South Loop) and we're by a few restaurants. My boyfriend and I have noticed how much garbage is on the street and sidewalk. I take safety precautions while I pick up any garbage (mask and rubber gloves).  I want to do my part to make my new neighborhood look nice!

  • Caroline Flaesgarten 7/06/2020 6:48 AM
    I just moved to a new part of town and over the holiday weekend, I was able to check out the Farmer's Market. I'll be sure to purchase some of my grocery items from the Farmer's Market this week to help me avoid plastic packaging.