July 1 - July 31, 2020

Sandra Graham

Saint Louis Zoo

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 881 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    51
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Sandra's Actions

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

To the extent allowable in my community, I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Sandra Graham 8/08/2020 1:28 PM
    I wanted to cut down on waste going to the landfills and also wanted to stop buying things I don't need. Participating in this challenge made me think much more about each item I purchase and why. Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to share in this challenge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using reusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable food packaging or eating utensils, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

    Sandra Graham 7/05/2020 8:31 AM
    Due to the coronavirus, disposable has become more common on everything. However, when we are home, we should opt for reusable and if we eat out perhaps order foods that do not require eating utensils such as sandwiches, tacos, etc.

    • Angela Hamberg 7/06/2020 12:16 PM
      I gathered some older silverware to take to my family's summer events since they all like to use plastic ware.  Only a few are using it, but I tell them I will take them home to wash them so hopefully more will start using them (cheaper than constantly buying plastic ware too!) 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Naked Bins
    Does changing the lining of your waste bin change the kind or amount of trash you produce?

    Sandra Graham 7/02/2020 2:31 AM
    The answer is definitely, Yes!