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Katie Kalcik

Alaska SeaLife Center

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 643 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    39
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    28
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    29
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Katie 's Actions

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 9
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Skip the Straw

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
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

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

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

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 15
DAILY 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Katie	 Kalcik's avatar
    Katie Kalcik 7/09/2021 3:17 PM
    This challenge was not too difficult for me since I always bring a reusable bag to the grocery store. Once in a while if I forget one, I will try to just carry my items out if I didn't buy a lot or anything too heavy!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use
    What was your strategy in talking with your favorite restaurant's management? Did you find it to be effective?

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    Katie Kalcik 7/05/2021 9:54 AM
    For this plastic free July challenge, I went around to businesses in my town and asked them if they would be interested in joining the challenge and finding ways to reduce plastic use in their restaurant. Many restaurants were interested in tracking their plastic use and some already got rid of single-use plastic!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Since the restrictions that COVID-19 has required of our society, trying to use your own cup might present new barriers, as well as new opportunities for creative problem solving. How were you able to achieve success on this action? How can you make it a long-term habit?

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    Katie Kalcik 7/05/2021 9:51 AM
    When COVID first started, many coffee shops were not accepting your own personal cup anymore, but lately they have been accepting them and I have started using my own personal cup again and not the single-use plastic cup from the coffee shop! 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Katie Kalcik 7/05/2021 9:49 AM
    After the busy Fourth of July weekend, some of my teammates and I picked up litter on the street and we felt like we were really helping the community by keeping the streets clean!