July 1 - July 31, 2019

Elizabeth Gilchrist

GREY

"To take steps to reduce, reuse and recycle, making the world a tiny bit better for my baby boy!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 512 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

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

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Family

Thoughtful Toys

I will only buy cloth, wooden or plant-based natural rubber toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 5
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 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Elizabeth Gilchrist 7/30/2019 2:19 PM
    Remembering to log in has been the hardest part of this process.  And that you have to remove actions from previous day to make room for what you do today.  For next year, would suggest updating to make site more user friendly.

  • Elizabeth Gilchrist 7/04/2019 10:15 AM
    The hardest part so far is remembering to log on and to ensure I'm switching up the daily challenges.  I keep getting a notification to choose btw 1-5, but the challenges I do differ per day.  I will say I wish there were more options.  Some are just not feasible / realistic for me and my family, but there are other actions I am taking not listed here.  For example, waiting until I can completely fill up the washing machine before doing a load and washing in cold water.  Or,  using solar powered recharging station for things like my cell phone.