July 1 - July 31, 2019

Mary Ghiorsi

GREY

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 580 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    14
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    39
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 12
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 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 13
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 11
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 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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  • Mary Ghiorsi 7/28/2019 11:18 AM
    This is terrible, and I can't believe I'm reporting it: Watching the news this morning, I saw reportage of the aftermath of a shooting in Brooklyn last night. One person was killed, twelve were injured. Truly horrendous. It happened during a neighborhood event, and it was sad, horrible, and every other bad adjective you can think of for a block party being visited by gun violence. But for a split second, when I saw the footage this morning of the scene the morning after, I thought, "Look at all those plastic cups." Shows how much this challenge has gotten into my head. 

  • Mary Ghiorsi 7/17/2019 5:39 AM
    Last week I bought a bar of shampoo (sorry, Pantene) and today I ordered 3 sets of etee reusable beeswax food wraps to use instead of plastic wrap. Baggies are going to be hard habit to break!