July 1 - July 31, 2019

Greg Genuardi

Plastic Free New Orleans

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,388 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    310
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    30
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Family

Discover Together

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Estimate Your 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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Greg Genuardi 7/31/2019 2:50 PM
    Plastic Free July has made it super obvious how easily we can all live without single-use plastic and I hope everyone continues on! 

  • Greg Genuardi 7/30/2019 6:20 PM
    If you love cheesecake as much as I do, celebrate National cheesecake day in style with all reusable tools

  • Greg Genuardi 7/29/2019 6:49 PM
    The new season of Orange is the New Black mentions leeching plastics 

  • Greg Genuardi 7/28/2019 3:59 PM
    Juan’s Flying Burritos has certain waiters and waitresses that don’t serve plastic straws without having to ask!

  • Greg Genuardi 7/27/2019 5:34 PM
    One thing that I hope plastic free July has done has helped people realize how they have alternatives for single-use plastic and they can continue past July without using single-use plastic 

  • Greg Genuardi 7/26/2019 11:37 AM
    One thing I never thought of before plastic free July was bringing reusable Tupperware to restaurants for leftovers or carry out. Although not every place will necessarily allow it, it’s a helpful and cool alternative 

  • Greg Genuardi 7/25/2019 6:55 PM
    I always love seeing reusable products used in tv shows or movies. Big Little Lies had lots of metal straws visible throughout it 

  • Greg Genuardi 7/25/2019 6:54 PM
    I just switched back over to using bar soap and I highly recommend Irish Spring. They’re individually packaged in cardboard too 

  • Greg Genuardi 7/25/2019 1:05 PM
    It’s promising to see city passing laws against plastic straws. Hopefully it spreads to other single-use plastic items as well

  • Greg Genuardi 7/24/2019 4:29 PM
    Growing up, I thought you had to put vegetables and fruit in the plastic bags they have by them. Now I’m happy to never use them