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Oliver Shortdad

All Creatures Podcast

Points Total

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  • 901 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    664
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    72
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Oliver's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 25 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 3 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Give Up Gum

I will give up gum or choose gum made from chicle or other plastic-free gum bases.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 120 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

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

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Oliver Shortdad's avatar
    Oliver Shortdad 7/16/2021 1:16 PM
    My plastic free gum came today!! I dig it but it does stick to my fillings a little bit.  😆
  • Reflection Question
    Food Give Up Gum
    Why do you chew gum? What habits could replace and meet your reasons for chewing gum?

    Oliver Shortdad's avatar
    Oliver Shortdad 7/15/2021 3:47 PM
    I mostly chew gum for breath freshness. But I drive for a living and I notice when I'm working I tend to chew my inner cheek, so I replaced the cheek with gum buy now I have to get better gum to chew. I ordered some plastic free gum, I'm waiting for it to arrive and in the meantime I'm not chewing gum at all.
  • 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?

    Oliver Shortdad's avatar
    Oliver Shortdad 7/15/2021 3:45 PM
    I found out that I use less than the average person but more than other countries. 

  • Oliver Shortdad's avatar
    Oliver Shortdad 7/13/2021 11:24 AM
    I'm so stoked about this new toothpaste and toothbrush!

    • Oliver Shortdad's avatar
      Oliver Shortdad 7/14/2021 11:23 AM
      I love the toothpaste and toothbrush but I have a hard time chewing it enough to use and not swallow it. Lol

    • Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
      Angie Adkin-Miot 7/13/2021 7:26 PM
      This is awesome Oliver!  Keep us posted on how you like the toothpaste tabs. One trick I learned is to put a fair amount of water in your mouth before you put the tab in your mouth...it helps make the tab more paste-like and less chalk-like :) Enjoy!