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Michelle Kotsagrelos

Community Team

"We are in this together. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 917 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    43
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    126
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    56
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    hours
    volunteered

Michelle's 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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now to reduce their need for plastic.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

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 Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 31
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/31/2021 9:01 PM
    In the Olympic Spirit...BRONZE!!!

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/31/2021 8:52 PM
    Last day!  This was fun!!  Thank you!!!

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/27/2021 7:44 AM
    The challenge is almost over.  WE CAN DO THIS!!

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:22 AM
    Starting off good!  Baby steps!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care See the Green
    Take a moment to estimate how many disposable daily contacts you may have used over the years. What would be your impact now of switching to a contact brand with a longer lifespan?

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:18 AM
    My contacts are now yearly.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:17 AM
    Cheaper - larger container, lasts longer than several smaller ones.  And I personally like bar soaps.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Back in the Bowl
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:15 AM
    Humans are creatures of habit and like convenience.  Large refillable containers use less resources, than smaller ones.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:13 AM
    Purchase Tupperware (like) products to store and pack food.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:12 AM
    Somewhat difficult.  I now have several reusable bags in my car for when I go shopping.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Water Bottles
    Using the links provided, investigate the bottling practices of water corporations. There have been many cases where the water rights of the local people have been violated or even completely disregarded when a corporation decides to bottle water from a particular water source. How can you advocate for those who have been harmed by this bottling process?

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    Michelle Kotsagrelos 7/06/2021 11:11 AM
    Keep communicating with elected officials to make this a priority.