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Lisa Shankle

Women in Leadership ARG

"Making a difference with small improvements!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 805 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    87
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    87
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    311
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    213
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    253
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Lisa's Actions

Pets

Homemade Pet Treats

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

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    Lisa Shankle 7/21/2021 12:52 PM
    Our dog's name is Tucker and he is a Boxer.  He thinks he is human lol!  He is very playful and has a great personality.  While he rarely barks, be often tries to "talk".
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Lisa Shankle 7/21/2021 12:44 PM
    I am noticing that more local restaurants are offering paper straws vs plastic.  I also see more people using reusable straws.  Such a small step that adds up to a BIG difference!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Lisa Shankle 7/20/2021 7:14 AM
    Enjoying the added benefits of composting in my flower and veggie garden :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Say No to Styrofoam
    How might styrofoam be an environmental justice and/or environmental racism issue in your community?

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    Lisa Shankle 7/20/2021 7:13 AM
    Styrofoam contains Styrene, which leaches into foods and drinks served in Styrofoam.  Why does this matter?  The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Toxicology Program (NTP) lists styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that styrene is a possible human carcinogen.

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    Lisa Shankle 7/20/2021 7:08 AM
    Great family activities that make a difference!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Provide the Alternatives
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) does your family regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Lisa Shankle 7/13/2021 7:24 AM
    My family has replaced single use straws with reusable straws.  We also take them with us on the go a well.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Lisa Shankle 7/13/2021 7:23 AM
    By using the calculator, I found that I was doing better than expected and that small changes really do count!

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    Lisa Shankle 7/12/2021 11:16 AM
    Small steps making a big collective difference!

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    Lisa Shankle 7/12/2021 11:16 AM
    Small steps making a big difference!