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Jon S

Newport Aquarium

"To make the world a little bit cleaner!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,046 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    460
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    130
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    103
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    145
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    85
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    118
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    37
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jon's Actions

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 5 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 5 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

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

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

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Swap the Snacks

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 15 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

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

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Jon S 7/31/2021 8:16 AM
    It's been a great month for the planet!  Thank you to everyone who participated!

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    Jon S 7/30/2021 11:36 AM
    I really enjoy how much this challenge has opened my eyes to all the conservation minded people I am surrounded by. It’s a very uplifting feeling!

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    Jon S 7/29/2021 8:02 AM
    As we wrap up plastic free month, my favorite action i've made a habit is to replace my dryer sheets with wool dryer balls.  They keep my clothes static free and keep trash out of the environment!  Feel free to share you're favorite eco-friendly tip with me!

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    Jon S 7/28/2021 6:20 AM
    With two days in the plastic free challenge, what new habits have you adopted?

    I started using bar soap instead of soap that comes in plastic container!

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    Jon S 7/27/2021 6:26 AM
    It's amazing how important a routine is to my conservation lifestyle.  It's not easy to consume less when you're on the go.  I'm excited to get back into my routine and finish this challenge strong!

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    Jon S 7/26/2021 9:11 AM
    I learned a little about how they recycle cans in Detroit, Michigan today. Apparently, you can return them to the store as a recycling option. How neat!

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    Jon S 7/24/2021 10:02 AM
    Heading out of town this weekend, I’m excited for the challenge of making my vacation more conservation minded!

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    Jon S 7/24/2021 10:02 AM
    Heading out of town this weekend, I’m excited for the challenge of making my vacation more conservation minded!

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    Jon S 7/23/2021 9:26 AM
    Yesterday we celebrated plastic free July by hosting a river sweep! We took 3 dumpsters and a bed of a pick up truck’s worth of trash out of the environment!

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    Jon S 7/17/2021 6:42 AM
    Another win for the environment, even though my mother isn't part of the plastic free ecochallenge, I still try to teach and encourage her to play along.  We just recycled all her flat plastic and pill bottles yesterday!