July 1 - July 31, 2020

Julia Jones

Plastic Free NOLA

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,444 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    104
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    72
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    135
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    103
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered

Julia's Actions

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now reduce their need for plastic, including elderly and immunocompromised people, people without childcare, and people whose jobs have been affected by social distancing or stay-at-home orders.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 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

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

    Julia Jones 7/24/2020 7:20 PM
    A benefit of having a bamboo toothbrush is that there is less waste going into the landfill, especially since it is suggested to exchange toothbrushes every few months. I can educate people in my community about the benefits of bamboo toothbrushes and implore them to make a switch.

  • Julia Jones 7/18/2020 10:38 AM
    When purchasing things like ice cream or snoballs, you can help out the environment by bringing a reusable spoon/straw.

  • Julia Jones 7/13/2020 10:10 AM

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  • Julia Jones 7/10/2020 9:04 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Julia Jones 7/09/2020 7:57 AM
    This was easy for me because I always strive to not use plastic. One of the easiest plastic items to avoid is plastic bags. These are super easy because there are so many alternatives such as reusable bags or containers.

  • Julia Jones 7/09/2020 7:54 AM

  • Julia Jones 7/08/2020 7:48 AM
    I recently bought a biodegradable phone case

  • Julia Jones 7/08/2020 7:48 AM
    I recently bought a biodegradable phone case

  • Julia Jones 7/07/2020 9:10 AM