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Rose Slick

National Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 833 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    79
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    20
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Rose's 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

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

Uncompleted
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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 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

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 0
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Rose Slick 7/15/2021 9:14 AM
    For me, a lot of avoiding disposables has to do with remembering to ask for them not to be included! For example, if I ever order takeout, I have a hard time remembering to ask them not to include silverware or sauce packets that I won't use. One thing that I used to do before Covid and want to start doing again is bringing my own containers when I go out to eat, so that I don't have to use a plastic or styrofoam container to bring leftovers home with me
  • 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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    Rose Slick 7/15/2021 9:00 AM
    Thanks to participating in this challenge for the past 3-4 years, I generally think of myself as using far less plastic in my life compared to other friends and family. It was amazing to simultaneously see how much I use compared to the average American citizen vs how much I use compared to someone living in India.

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    Rose Slick 7/12/2021 9:20 AM
    The thing that has always held me back from switching from plastic garbage bags to paper bags or lining is the fact that a lot of the things I throw away are wet (ex: coffee grounds, melon rinds, etc) and I don't compost since I live in an apartment complex. Has anyone else found their way around this? I feel like there should be an obvious solution but I can't think of what it would be!

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    Rose Slick 7/12/2021 9:14 AM
    I've found it really interesting how my mindset around picking up trash has changed from how it was during PFJ in 2019. It never used to bother me at all, but these days I have to talk myself into it more, have a mental checklist of the next place I can wash my hands again, etc. 

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    Rose Slick 7/04/2021 5:17 AM
    I was buying Pita bread at Giant yesterday and was about to grab a bag of extra puffy and delicious looking pita when I realized it had another plastic wrapping inside of the bag. Why??? I went to a different brand, dug a little, and found another equally delicious looking bag with less plastic.

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    Rose Slick 7/01/2021 7:40 AM
    Happy first everyone! So excited to get this thing started!

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    Rose Slick 6/27/2021 12:26 PM
    I came across some plastic that I don't really have a replacement for yet- contact solution! Has anyone ever heard of a refillable contact solution?

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      Maggie Ostdahl 6/28/2021 12:36 PM
      One issue is sterility of the solution. I mean, I've absolutely refilled a travel size bottle from a larger bottle and as far as I know it hasn't caused me an eye infection, but I'd be surprised if any company offers refills. But thanks, because this has added to my list of letterwriting, I plan to contact B&L and ask about what content of recycled plastic they use and plan to increase in their bottles!

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    Rose Slick 6/21/2021 5:23 AM
    I'm really happy to be doing this challenge again! I feel like the past year and a half has kept my brain full- it will be nice to purposefully focus on reducing some of the plastic that might have crept back into my life.