July 1 - July 31, 2019

Nicole Guyton

National Aquarium

"To eliminate as much plastic from my life as possible. Every little action helps!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 603 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    105
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    38
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 1 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 12
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

Food

Make Your Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Nicole Guyton 7/31/2019 7:06 PM
    Woohoo another successful Plastic Free July in the books! Ready to carry the momentum the rest of the year!

  • Nicole Guyton 7/30/2019 10:19 AM
    Even though I found it challenging to check in everyday, I can feel good knowing I'm giving it my all day in and day out
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  • Nicole Guyton 7/15/2019 4:41 PM
    Looking for some ideas on creating a challenge...Any good ideas? What have you all challenged yourselves to do?

  • Nicole Guyton 7/13/2019 10:42 AM
    Trying to inspire others to take pride in where they live! Community Clean Up!
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  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    Single use plastics have become normalized in our society to the point that most people don't see them as a problem. What would you say to a friend, colleague, or family member who may not understand why these disposables are an issue?

    Nicole Guyton 7/11/2019 6:42 PM
    I would point out that plastics have made their way into the food chain and we are now consuming micro plastics. Still think there isn't a problem?
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

    Nicole Guyton 7/11/2019 6:41 PM
    There are way too many things wrapped in plastic. Most of the time it isn't needed.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Nicole Guyton 7/11/2019 6:40 PM
    I feel like if others see me picking up trash, they might also be inspired to take pride in where they live and also pick up trash.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Nicole Guyton 7/11/2019 6:39 PM
    I feel like my bar soap has lasted longer then body wash in a bottle.

  • Nicole Guyton 7/03/2019 5:27 PM
    Plastic Free Produce!
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  • Nicole Guyton 6/25/2019 10:25 AM
    So excited for another round of Plastic Free July!