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Carrie Ireland

Newport Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 593 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Carrie's Actions

Food

Go Strawless

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 01 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for Office Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Carrie Ireland's avatar
    Carrie Ireland 7/04/2022 11:44 AM
    I forgot my reusable bag this morning and almost went the the plastic bag. Luckily I was only purchasing a handful of items and decided to instead place the items unbagged in my vehicle and bag them with my reusable when I got home to get them out of the car.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

    Carrie Ireland's avatar
    Carrie Ireland 7/04/2022 11:42 AM
    It encourages us to eat healthier snacks.