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Lauren Jessica

Sea Turtle Inc.

"I will make changes as I can to continue helping and not go nuts and overload my brain!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,831 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    55
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    4.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    468
    minutes
    spent learning

Lauren's Actions

Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Dig into Bioplastics

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impacts of bioplastics and how to properly dispose of them in my city, and I will share this information with 2 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

A Sustainable Flow

I will make the switch to sustainable, reusable period products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden using as little plastic as possible and to save from the plastic used buying herbs and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Use Reusable Baby Wipes

I will make better choices for the environment and my baby's bum by using reusable baby wipes most or all of the time.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Justice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 15 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Use Cloth Diapers

I will replace single use diapers with reusable cloth diapers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Better Gum

I will give up gum or choose gum made from chicle or other plastic-free gum bases.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Homemade Pet Food

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for Plastic-Free Dining

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Become a Recycling Pro

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 15 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Go Strawless

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about 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

Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will switch to a plastic-free toothpaste — whether purchased or DIY'd.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions with a sustainable, unpackaged, or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brush with Bamboo

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 7:37 PM
    See ya’ll on the next challenge ! Fantastic job 

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 7:14 PM

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      Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 7:19 PM
      Thanks Ana! 
      Yeah it must’ve- it loaded and then nothing ended up posting 

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      Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:17 PM
      I think the program glitchy with photos. I noticed that a few days ago. It doesn’t always load the images :/ 

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 7:14 PM
    This photo from my beach cleanup didn’t post before of the list of all the items and not sure why! 

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 6:32 PM
    few hours left- great job everyone, you all crushed it!

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 6:26 PM
    I also worked a program today and we collected whatever we could find in 45 minutes on our beach at work and this is the extensive list that we came up with. We separated everything and appropriately disposed of all items and then put it in a server system that keeps track of this for locations all over North America!

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 6:17 PM
    most of us are well over 200 points so don't forget to use your coupon from a drop in the ocean :)! I'll be getting their dish soap and their refillable laundry detergent!

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 5:55 PM
    took a trip to the beach and found multiple people who were actually cleaning up that weren't workers! Managed to get a big bag of recyclables too that I brought back in to recycle at my local grocery store :)

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 5:44 PM
    few more hours left everyone- get those last minute posts and reflection answers in and we might move up the ranks! 

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 9:21 AM
    Check in for your last day to complete this challenge.. we’re only 100 points from our team being in 9th place! :)

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    Lauren Jessica 7/31/2022 6:01 AM
    I wanted to give a big shout out to Maria our captain for motivating us, bringing us together, helping us and encouraging us this entire month! You’re a rockstar girl- and I love ya!! 

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      Ana Casanova 7/31/2022 7:04 PM
      Yes! I forgot to check in for several days and the reminders from her where helpful to get in track.

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      Amy Daley 7/31/2022 10:02 AM
      Oh, I agree - thank you Captain Maria - your encouragement and positivity is always appreciated!

    • Maria Watson's avatar
      Maria Watson 7/31/2022 7:52 AM
      Aw… Claudia that is so so kind of you! 

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      Maria Watson 7/31/2022 7:52 AM
      AWW LAUREN! I love you so much… thanks sooo much for your sweet words and also for joining our team again, you’re amazing! 

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      Claudia Zimmermann 7/31/2022 6:26 AM
      Fully agree. My 3rd challenge, but I have never experienced this before. Great team and especially our captain.