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Sophia Paul

Deloitte Green Dot Team

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    documentaries
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    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sophia's Actions

Community

Check out the NPSI Plastic Free July Giving Campaign!

As part of our Plastic Free July Events, we've set up a campaign to support 3 organizations focused on reducing plastic impact on our oceans and the planet: Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Blue Project, and EarthJustice. Check out the campaign and learn more about these organizations and their missions using the link below!

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One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

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One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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One-Time Action

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

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

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One-Time Action

Pets

Homemade Pet Treats

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

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One-Time Action

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 4
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.

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One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

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    Sophia Paul 7/22/2021 10:33 AM
    I love how Plastic Free July serves as a reminder to build this habit - it definitely helps reduce my plastic consumption in the months that follow as well and helps me focus on making meals that not only create less waste, but are typically meatless and more thoughtfully prepared as well
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

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    Sophia Paul 7/22/2021 10:31 AM
    I love being able to use leftover lemons to mix with cleaning vinegar for that same clean scent with much less waste and fewer ingredients! 
  • 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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    Sophia Paul 7/07/2021 7:46 PM
    I definitely share a lot of my fruit as summer treats for my dog - if it has gone soft or is about to go bad I've started to freeze it, which makes a perfect summer snack for m dog on hot days!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Sophia Paul 7/07/2021 7:44 PM
    I expanded my garden this year to add 2 more beds - I love the feeling of accomplishment of having build the beds, and was even able to use my own compost to add to the soil!