July 1 - July 31, 2019

Jim McPhail

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

"Prevent the Apocalypse!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,080 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    58
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    28
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    84
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 28
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

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 3 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Visit A Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Jim McPhail 7/31/2019 7:08 PM
    I was shocked today when the waitress had not heard that plastic straws are bad

  • Jim McPhail 7/30/2019 5:12 PM
    Grocery shopping is the biggest challenge, many items only in some form of plastic or junk packaging.

  • Jim McPhail 7/30/2019 5:12 PM
    Grocery shopping is the biggest challenge, many items only in some form of plastic or junk packaging.

  • Jim McPhail 7/29/2019 8:14 PM
    Reading "Designing Climate Solutions." SO much of our emphasis needs to be on governments & corporate industries!


  • Jim McPhail 7/28/2019 5:08 PM
    Can't use my own bags at Bulk Barn anymore but have very few glass containers to replace

  • Jim McPhail 7/27/2019 3:50 PM
    At hospital, all food at the cafeteria using plastic

  • Jim McPhail 7/27/2019 3:49 PM
    Took my own plate for food at Folk Fest. But H&S rules did not allow this, had to use their disposable plates


  • Jim McPhail 7/25/2019 4:56 PM
    Using own cloth bags at grocery & retail stores

  • Jim McPhail 7/25/2019 4:55 PM
    Taking own containers, cutlery, plate & cup for meals at Folk Fest

  • Jim McPhail 7/25/2019 4:54 PM
    Used compostable spoons for prep of curry at Calgary Folk Fest, feeding volunteers