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Carolyn Mikulskis

GSC Working on it

"To do my best and educate others on ways to help keep the world clean"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 901 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    57
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    115
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    113
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Carolyn's Actions

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

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

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

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

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

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 1 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 10 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Homemade Pet Food/Treats

I will prepare my own pet food and treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/30/2020 12:15 PM
    I failed my team by not logging daily :( 

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/19/2020 1:31 PM
    I got a plastic bottle today and Jen yelled at me. 

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      Jen Danford 7/20/2020 6:58 PM
      I’m just making  you be the best eco hero possible! 😂

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/15/2020 8:20 AM
    It is really hot and I wish it was not hot. 

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/14/2020 11:30 AM
    My dogs are enjoying all their homemade food!

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/13/2020 10:54 AM
    It is going Great!  I am excited to tend my Herb Garden. 
  • 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?

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/08/2020 11:11 AM
    Piedmont Land Conservancy.  Our AAZK chapter donates regularly to them! 
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/08/2020 11:10 AM
    It's healthy! And makes you feel better!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Provide the Alternatives
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) does your family regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/08/2020 11:10 AM
    Plastic bags, and we need to be better at using the reusable bags. 
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/08/2020 11:09 AM
    I have a child and I want to make sure he can live on this planet. 
  • 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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    Carolyn Mikulskis 7/08/2020 11:09 AM
    I will give them some to try. I bought a big pack and am planning on letting others try.