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Natalie Lubsen

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"I'm the marketing manager at YES!, but I also volunteer as a beach naturalist. I want to help protect the life in our oceans! "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 5,084 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Natalie's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Cat Litter Disposal Bin

I will get a cat litter disposal bin, to avoid using small plastic bags each time we scoop the litter box.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 45 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Natalie Lubsen 7/30/2021 4:19 PM
    Thanks for sharing, everyone! I've been really inspired by everyone's updates and reflections. For me personally, I've found that I'm more aware of the plastic all around me in my house, and plan to look for long-term sustainable ways to transition away from those things (cleaning products, personal care products, and packaged foods in particular). I want to use up what I have first, but try not to buy so much again. Another thing I've been thinking about is how the onset of the pandemic really made me slow down -- I was cooking a lot more from scratch, going to the grocery store infrequently, making popcorn instead of buying packaged snacks, as well as and buying/consuming less things in general.  I feel like this challenge helped me connect back to some of the habits and lessons learned at that point. 

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    Natalie Lubsen 7/02/2021 10:39 AM
    I'm excited so many in the YES! community are participating in this challenge—especially in light of the recent Solving Plastic issue of YES! Magazine. Thank you to everyone who's joined our team so far! I look forward to seeing all the impact we can have together :)