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Cal Reardon

ABQ BioPark

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 428 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    32
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    47
    minutes
    spent learning

Cal's Actions

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will switch to a plastic-free toothpaste — whether purchased or DIY'd.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions with a sustainable, unpackaged, or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 12 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 3 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 61 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

A Sustainable Flow

I will make the switch to sustainable, reusable period products.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brush with Bamboo

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug
    Since the restrictions that COVID-19 has required of our society, trying to use your own cup might present new barriers, as well as new opportunities for creative problem solving. How were you able to achieve success on this action? How can you make it a long-term habit?

    Cal Reardon's avatar
    Cal Reardon 7/07/2022 7:34 AM
    I made  my kitchen more functional to make tea- i got an electric kettle rather than relying on my hotplate. Also, acknowledging that i don't have to be perfect- sometimes i do use a disposable mug- makes me more likely to use the reuseable one. We're striving for improvement, not perfection