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Tom Mason

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine LiveGreen

"To continue to learn and try new methods in order to work toward living much more sustainably and in harmony with our good earth."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 303 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Tom's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Tom Mason 7/08/2020 7:30 PM
    The Plastic Eco-challenge is a great way to challenge myself to not only continue on trying to make a difference and use less plastics and resources from the earth, but it personally has new challenges for me that helps me to learn and grow in being able to accomplish even more learning and growth!!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Plastic Free Lunch Boxes
    Most of us know that the "3 R's" are reduce, reuse, recycle. Recycling is most heavily emphasized in modern Western culture. How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Tom Mason 7/08/2020 7:26 PM
    It feels so good when you are able to use all of the R's!  It saves the earth, saves our bank account, lessens all loss of resources from the earth, lessens oil used in transportation and manufacturing.  Just finished doing an electrical repair on the thermostat of a electric skillet so that it will remain working without the purchase of one new part.  Just minimal amount of time and very little effort.  But what a difference to have saved the earth!!