July 1 - July 31, 2019

Gina Miani

Deloitte Green Dot

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 858 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    8
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 15 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on plastics.

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

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Pets Pet Waste
    By composting your pet waste, you are turning waste into nutrients to feed the soil. In what other ways can you turn waste into a resource in your life?

    Gina Miani 7/26/2019 5:32 AM
    My first approach to  reducing waste is through mindful purchases (i.e. thrift shopping, purchasing sustainable items in minimal waste packaging, or not purchasing something at all!). For items that I no longer want or need, I will consider re-selling, gifting, donating, or re-purposing the item (turning an old tshirt into a kitchen cloth). For more consumable items, I will briefly research alternative disposal methods, including identifying optimal channels through which I can recycle the item. At the end of the day, a quick google search also helps me find ways to turn waste into something else!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

    Gina Miani 7/20/2019 6:32 AM
    Inspired by this challenge, I started to research alternatives to traditional toothpaste. I've now switched from traditional and purchased toothpaste "tablets" that are packaged in a glass jar. I aim to share this with family and friends because 1) it's an interesting concept, 2) these are great for travel, and 3) the more people who use their purchasing power for sustainable means, the better!!

    • Lisset Avery 7/23/2019 6:53 AM
      I've tried many alternatives for toothpaste. Haven't tried the tablets yet. You know what I'll be trying next, right?