July 1 - July 31, 2019

Christyn Lewandowski

Deloitte Green Dot

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 328 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Christyn Lewandowski 7/19/2019 7:23 AM
    Hello. Ordered a new phone case and my daughter pointed me to this website to buy eco-friendly cases. After buying - I got a coupon code for refering a friend, so they can get $10 off: http://pelacase.refr.cc/christynl

    I don't think there is a limit on how many people can use the link and the cases are fabulous!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Christyn Lewandowski 7/17/2019 9:31 AM
    I have noticed some people arguing that using fewer straws doesn't make much of a difference, but so what - isn't something better than nothing? Why are people so quick to turn a positive into a negative - does negating the potential positive impact make it easier for them to just stop trying? It makes me sad, but we carry on and when my kids see me trying, they do too and that makes me hopeful!

    • Lisset Avery 7/23/2019 7:03 AM
      Change is hard, and humans don't like change. Keep inspiring.

    • Judy Loomis 7/18/2019 6:04 AM
      You can also spread the word to doubters that straws are not only NOT recyclable, they actually make recycling of other plastics harder because they jam up the machinery! Same goes for plastic utensils!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    Christyn Lewandowski 7/01/2019 9:54 AM
    Convenience became important in the 80s and packaging became glossy and groceries stores grew in popularity over mom & pop stores. As we got further away from buying our food fresh, people seemed to think that it was more sanitary if fewer hands touched our food. But plastic packaging is only making it easier for consumers to charge more for less or poor quality, as it is hard to tell quality behind the packaging. Buying local and fresh is usually the best way to go.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Christyn Lewandowski 7/01/2019 9:48 AM
    Every time I make a decision that will reduce my negative impact on the environment, I know that I am helping myself and my children. My family loves to travel and I want them to have a long life of seeing all the beautiful sites the world has to offer. The continued destruction of nature by filling it with plastic, which leads to the death of animals by destroying their natural habitats, will be a huge loss for my children and all future generations. Every positive action can help and we must all make a change to make a difference.