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Andy Pierson

American College of Healthcare Sciences

"Contribute to the ACHS team's success!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,194 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    128
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Andy's Actions

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Watch a Plastic Free July Webinar!

Educate yourself on the benefits of going plastic free by viewing one of our Plastic Free July webinars.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 1 of my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

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!

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

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

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Andy Pierson 7/31/2020 8:51 AM
    Last day team! Lets finish strong. I watched The Story of Plastic yesterday. Excited to talk about it next Tuesday. 

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      Jacqui McGrath 7/31/2020 12:59 PM
      Woo Hoo - I'm so glad we're in this together. Thank you, Andy, I'm so grateful for your presence and enthusiasm this month! It's been so much fun :)

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    Andy Pierson 7/30/2020 8:40 AM
    This month has been such an educational experience for me. 

    I have tried to live sustainably and earth conscious for basically my entire adult life. But I think the aspect of the challenge and the daily check-ins kind of forced me to be earth conscious every day, and more often during the day. I think we all get to a point where you are feeling lazy, or in need of convenience in the moment, etc etc and you end up just buying something with single use plastic that goes straight into the trash. For me, its hypocritical to my beliefs, but I often just write it off as unavoidable, or some other excuse.

    Doing this challenge for a month has shown me how I need to keep that earth conscious mindset in every moment of every day, in every part of your life and work and business (like Jess Goss showed) and really just in every decision I am making. Whether its for a couple slices of cheese (that's a place I realized I am very wasteful with packaging) or any other purchase.

    My goal moving forward is to apply these lessons, and hold myself accountable to my beliefs, on a more regular basis day to day.

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    Andy Pierson 7/29/2020 10:54 AM
    Great job to our ACHS team and also to all the other teams! This community is making a real impact!!

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    Andy Pierson 7/28/2020 10:09 AM
    Is everyone excited to see ACHS Student Jess Goss present her webinar today about Sustainable Beauty and Business? Make sure to register here if you haven't already! https://achs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UNW8akc8QXWnNvFX1xKUUQ

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    Andy Pierson 7/27/2020 10:40 AM
    Wow guys... the last week of the challenge. I am so impressed with our team! We may actually end up DOUBLING our initial goal! Keep at it everyone!!

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    Andy Pierson 7/24/2020 9:21 AM
    Jacqui fearlessly petitioned the producers of the Story of Plastic to get us 200 free screening passes! We're offering this up to our Ecochallenge team first :] before we share with others. Sign up here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/achs-free-viewing-of-the-story-of-plastic-tickets-114610458968

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    Andy Pierson 7/22/2020 11:07 AM
    Congratulations to our teammate and ACHS student Ashley Wales on her awesome presentation yesterday. I hope you all were inspired to make your own lotion bar!

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    Andy Pierson 7/21/2020 10:17 AM
    You know all that nasty single use plastic packaging that lotion comes in? Pretty bad stuff huh? Well did you know you can make your own lotion bar and avoid all that plastic? Come join us at 3 pm Pacific time today for a live webinar about to how DIY Make Your Own Lotion Bar! Register here: https://achs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UNW8akc8QXWnNvFX1xKUUQ

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    Andy Pierson 7/20/2020 8:10 AM
    Happy Monday to all! So proud of what our little team has been able to accomplish!!

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    Andy Pierson 7/17/2020 2:35 PM
    Using some of Lisa's tips this weekend do try and avoid single use plastic while traveling :]