July 1 - July 31, 2019

Niki Mikkilineni

Salesforce San Francisco

"Taking deliberate actions to protect our environment!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 692 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    19
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    48
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    Niki Mikkilineni 7/15/2019 9:43 AM
    It's easy to skip the packaging for produce if you bring a reusable grocery bag anyways!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? What's next on your list to reduce your waste?

    Niki Mikkilineni 7/08/2019 10:59 AM
    It's so simple and easy to use a disposable cup working at Salesforce!
  • 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.

    Niki Mikkilineni 7/08/2019 9:36 AM
    With more education recently, people who once grabbed straws without thinking now have to consciously make the decision to use/not use a plastic straw. Not sure if this encourages more reusable straw use, but definitely cuts out some waste.