July 1 - July 31, 2019

Adele Philippides

Clean and Green

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,161 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    130
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    25
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

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

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 30 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Adele Philippides 7/31/2019 7:47 AM
    Did not even realize it was the last day until I saw everyone's feed.  I love the challenge but would be better with a support group... otherwise I feel like I'm swimming in a sea of plastic by myself.  I did not watch my documentary... but I will this weekend.

  • Adele Philippides 7/30/2019 4:43 AM
    I was picking up trash this weekend and was horrified to find hundreds of these scattered through the woods..... long term project - we need to get amazon and other retailers to quit selling these, and we need to pass legislature against these! They are disseminated so quickly, with the shot of an air gun, and they are impossible to ever clean up.  It brought me into depression very quickly.  There are biodegradable alternatives, so we don't have to be accused of being anti-gun extremists.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GJBFQ26/ref=sspa_dk_detail_6?psc=1

  • Adele Philippides 7/29/2019 12:12 PM

  • Adele Philippides 7/26/2019 7:52 AM
    I seem to always hover at the rank of 70 overall.... but I'm first in PA!

  • Adele Philippides 7/26/2019 7:50 AM
    We think of receipts as being made of paper, but they are loaded with BPA and other chemicals and pose a threat to our health and environment.  Say no to the receipt or request an electronic one!
    https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/pft/2016/12/23/is-bpa-on-thermal-paper-a-health-hazard

  • Adele Philippides 7/25/2019 5:32 AM
    There is a lot of really ICKY trash out there.  I usually don't mess with that when going on my walk - it's easy enough to pick up 5 (or 10 or 20) pieces of "clean" trash.  But I'm wondering if I should sacrifice a rubber glove to the cause and do a cigarette cleanup.... so many cigarette butts that I don't want to even touch.

  • Adele Philippides 7/23/2019 5:53 AM
    Ithaca is always ahead of the curve.
    https://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2019/07/22/wegmans-ithaca-corning-plastic-bags-ban-date-start/1799182001/

  • Adele Philippides 7/22/2019 8:18 AM
    A good reason to ditch the plastic bottle in this heat
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/exposed-to-extreme-heat-plastic-bottles-may-become-unsafe-over-time/

  • Adele Philippides 7/20/2019 3:34 AM
    Planet Money podcast about how it doesn’t make economic or ecological sense to recycle. 😢

  • Adele Philippides 7/19/2019 12:48 PM
    Yay Vermont!!
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/06/vermont-adopts-most-comprehensive-single-use-plastics-ban/