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Amanda Martinez

Deloitte North Texas Offices

"I'm just here to reduce my plastics and encourage others to do the same!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,012 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    23
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    23
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    70
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    23
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    18
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    131
    minutes
    spent learning

Amanda's 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY 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 22
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 23
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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 23
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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now to reduce their need for plastic.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 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

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Tim Taylor My Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 5 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

Completed
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    What are organizations in your region doing to address plastic pollution or other related issues? How can you support them?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/31/2021 9:55 AM
    Recycle revolution. I can support them by joining their monthly recycling program.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:42 AM
    There are tons of ways to customize and reuse things you already own, additionally, I love to thrift and find new items that have been previously loved.
  • 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.

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:40 AM
    I am interested in seeing the resurgence of banning plastics after covid
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:38 AM
    It makes me feel like I'm making a difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:38 AM
    It gives you the opportunity to get involved and meet people outside of your social circle, and care for people you don't see regularly
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:34 AM
    They are in the middle of lower class and industrial areas. It definitely unequally affects lower class families more.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:31 AM
    Something like bamboo or wood is going to be recyclable and breakdown in landfills much quicker than it's plastic counterparts
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:29 AM
    Having disposable razors are a nice-to-have at places like hotels when it's an emergency, but it's not something we need on a regular basis!

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    Amanda Martinez 7/30/2021 8:27 AM
    Keeping a fold-up reusable bag in my purse comes in CLUTCH in cutting down my plastics!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Amanda Martinez's avatar
    Amanda Martinez 7/28/2021 8:56 AM
    I can't use bar shampoo, our water is too soft and it doesn't play nice. But I love refillable options.