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virginia Munson

Waterleaf Architecture

"To learn more about how i can reduce my plastic consumption and switch to more sustainable products."

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    pieces of litter
    picked up

virginia's Actions

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Homemade Pet Treats

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 45 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 120 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Pets Homemade Pet Treats
    How could you reduce your waste even further (i.e. by making pet treats out of kitchen scraps or about-to-go-bad produce)?

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    virginia Munson 7/15/2021 8:09 AM
    It was much easier than I thought to make the treats and the best part is that they are healthy for people as well. Salmon jerky is really pretty good.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    virginia Munson 7/12/2021 8:01 AM
    It made me feel really good to be a part of a group that cares about cleaning up our streets. It's sad to see how much trash is just dropped as people walk by.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    virginia Munson 7/08/2021 10:38 AM
    I was surprised at how much plastic we actually use. It's probably an underestimate too. We use over 60 kg of plastic a year just with our everyday purchases. It was also very inexpensive to offset our plastic use. knowledge is power, now to change some more habits to plastic free!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

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    virginia Munson 7/07/2021 8:30 AM
    I don't know that I've had any negative side effects from aluminum in my antiperspirant. I did some research and most deodorants don't carry aluminum in them. I have has some bumps in my arm pits after shaving but that's probably just razor burn. I'm excited to see if this switch helps reducing the bumps.

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    virginia Munson 7/07/2021 8:18 AM
    I haven't completed anything yet... but hopefully this weekend I'll have time to plant some herbs and learning about plastics! What is everyone else planning to do?

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    virginia Munson 6/25/2021 8:41 AM
    Wooo! excited to be back and try some new habits!