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Elizabeth Hann

Adventure Aquarium

"We are successful stewards when we inspire families and our team to learn more, care more, and do more for animals and their environment"

Points Total

  • 55 Today
  • 290 This Week
  • 1,643 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    24
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    47
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    34
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Elizabeth's Actions

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Homemade Pet Treats

I will prepare my own pet treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for plastic reduction policies that are better for both the planet and people.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/31/2021 3:57 PM
    Way to go Ali!  Love all of your posts!! 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Homemade Pet Treats
    How could you reduce your waste even further (i.e. by making pet treats out of kitchen scraps or about-to-go-bad produce)?

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/31/2021 3:56 PM
    There are many ways you can reduce your waste! Donating or regifting items you no longer use is a good start. Finding a new use for something like saving glass jars to use as storage containers or transform into vases. Saving food scraps for compost or to make a broth. Making your own products like soap or cleaning spray. Be creative! We ordered a bunch of Lindts and it came with several plastic bags. We kept them instead of tossing them and use them to separate our corn tortillas after we press them so they don’t stick together 

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/30/2021 6:04 AM
    Two more days!  Sea Turtle Inc is nipping at our heals!  Don't forget to answer some reflection questions.  Lets hold #6
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusables at Work
    It is often true that we only have control over our own actions and not the collective community. How can you lead by example when it comes to switching disposables for reusable dishes in your community?

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/30/2021 6:02 AM
    I can lead by example by bringing my own lunch in reusable containers and using my reusable flatware at work.  I can also choose reusable when I hang out with friends.  Better yet, I can share ecotips with Liz with the help of the creative stylings of Lauren
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/30/2021 5:56 AM
    I made surface cleaner out of vinegar and lemon peels.  I learned that it is very easy to make cleaning products with items I already had in the house.  The biggest difference between making a buying is obviously price, but also knowing exactly what is in my cleaner and not needing to purchase something in a plastic bottle.  If you are interested:  Save your lemon peels (or lime or orange!) in the freezer until you have enough to fill a jar.  Once your jar is full of lemon peels, fill with vinegar and let sit for 2 weeks.  Strain out lemon peels and place the liquid is a spray bottle!  Voila!

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/29/2021 6:31 AM
    A few months back I moved to a waste-free menstrual cycle.  It took some getting use to and wish I had someone who had experience to ask questions.  But now that I am about 4 months in, I have gotten into a rhythm and it is nice to always have product on hand.  There was a start up cost but it will pay for itself very quickly because, as many of you know, menstrual products are not cheap.  So if anyone has been considering using reusable menstrual products and has any questions, please stop by, shoot me a text, or send me an email ehann28@gmail.com.  

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/26/2021 7:32 AM
    We used the rest of our liquid laundry detergent and ready to use our new detergent sheets!  I also started using the wool dryer balls and been putting lavender essential oils on them and our laundry smells so good when it comes out and static free.

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/23/2021 1:51 PM
    Congrats to Colleen McKeon for winning two tickets to a local attraction and Big Ups to Molly Deese, Ali Midgette, Melissa Buck, Kathlyn Fisher, and Lauren Hauber for winning their choice of a bamboo toothbrush or reusable produce bag! 

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/23/2021 7:57 AM
    Have friends, family, or partners that haven't signed up yet?  It's not too late!  Have them sign up so we can end this challenge with at least 100 team members! 

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    Elizabeth Hann 7/23/2021 6:54 AM
    Winners will be announced at 4pm today!  Get your your points in before 4pm for your chance to win! We have two tickets to a local attraction to give away and some bamboo toothbrushes and reusable produce bags.   Who will be on top this week?