July 1 - July 31, 2020

Louisa Lubiak

SAGE EcoLogicals

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 140 This Week
  • 335 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pieces of litter
    picked up

Louisa's Actions


Buy Unpackaged Produce

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



Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.



Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.



  • Louisa Lubiak 7/10/2020 4:12 PM
    It's pouring rain today, so no neighborhood walk or nature preserve hike this evening - another opportunity lost for picking up trash.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Louisa Lubiak 7/09/2020 6:02 PM
    The act of picking up litter connects me more to my community because it lets me set an example for my neighbors.

  • Louisa Lubiak 7/08/2020 6:17 PM
    I like to buy the reduced produce at my local market - blemished fruits & veggies that would otherwise be thrown out. Unfortunately, the market puts the fruit on styrofoam trays & wraps them up with plastic.  }:-P

  • Louisa Lubiak 7/07/2020 8:11 AM
    I missed an opportunity to pick up trash in my favorite local nature preserve the other day. I went for a hike with my boyfriend & forgot to bring a paper bag. The only thing I picked up were ticks (not intentionally)! When I go back later in the week I'll hit those spots where I remember seeing trash on the ground.

  • Louisa Lubiak 7/07/2020 8:03 AM
    I went to the Dairy Queen ice cream stand in town with my boyfriend. We wore our cloth masks outside while standing on line, but not everyone on line wore a mask. We ordered hot dogs & Orange Julius drinks. Unfortunately, the hot dogs came in individual styrofoam clamshells & we got plastic covers & straws with our drinks.  :-(
  • 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?

    Louisa Lubiak 7/04/2020 4:54 PM
    Plastic packaging on produce probably serves the consumer & the producer. Consumers want convenience & producers want consumers to buy their goods. Consumers also want clean produce, so washed & trimmed veggies in a plastic bag or box are more attractive than loose veggies in a bin. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Reusable Face Coverings
    In what other ways can you use creativity or innovation to reduce your waste while adapting to our current times?

    Louisa Lubiak 7/03/2020 6:08 PM
    I can't think of any other creative or innovative way to reduce waste while adapting to our current times. I am prohibited from using my cloth shopping bags at the grocery store because they are "unsanitary" so I have to accept the store's plastic bags for now. Adjusting to coronavirus precautions is difficult. 

  • Louisa Lubiak 7/01/2020 7:15 PM
    It's time for another Ecochallenge! Plastic Free Ecochallenges sure are challenging ones! 

  • Louisa Lubiak 6/24/2020 12:28 PM
    I went for a hike in a local nature preserve, 5-Mile Woods. On my way in, I picked up 2 bottles of water (one half full) & a shiny foil candy wrapper. I left this little pile of trash by the trail where I could pick it up on my way back. In the meantime I picked up a few more items: 2 bottled water labels, a bottle cap, a beer can & another candy wrapper. When I got back to the trail where I left my little pile of trash, someone else had taken it - to the trash can in the parking lot, I hope!

  • Louisa Lubiak 6/23/2020 8:58 AM
    New Jersey & eastern Pennsylvania are gradually loosening their coronavirus restrictions. I hope the markets in my area allow me to use my canvas shopping bags again soon. I've been told not to bring my bags into stores because my cloth bags are "unsanitary" }:-P