July 1 - July 31, 2019

Rebecca St.Clair

Drawdown Richmond Hill

"My mission is to inform my friends and family of the damaging impact plastic has on our environment. I will help my friends and family by inviting them on trash pickups, not using plastic cutlery, and not using plastic water bottles. I have also made it my mission to pick up any trash I see."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 542 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    16
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 16 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Feed


  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/31/2019 4:29 AM
    I am committed to carrying on habits to reduce plastic after the challenge

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/29/2019 3:34 AM
    It's hard to believe that July is almost over. I am committed to pick up trash every day, and to continue to reduce plastic. I have also started looking at other aspects of my day to day activities, as a way to reduce waste

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/19/2019 6:23 PM
    Today was very busy at work,  but I felt great after picking up trash and having a quick walk. 

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/18/2019 7:16 PM
    Today,  I was able to meet my trash pickup goals just by walking through the parking lot at the grocery store. 

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/16/2019 5:40 AM
    This past weekend, I attended a music festival where trash was separated into different categories, where food vendors had to use compostable utensils (although, I brought my own, so I didn't use any), no single use condiment packages were allowed, and no drinks were sold in single use plastic bottles. All alcohol was poured into steel pints only, no plastic cups. I hope that this will become a model for all festivals.

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/11/2019 6:28 AM
    Tonight, I am packing to go out of town, reusing a small shampoo bottle, and taking a bar soap. I will be camping,  largely off grid, and I'm looking forward to time with nature!

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/10/2019 3:54 AM
    I feel like I am moving in the right direction by reducing my plastic use. I am concerned though, by the amount of plastic waste generated by health care. Many things are single use (which is appropriate in most cases), and packaging is often excessive. I would like to see innovation in this industry.


  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/07/2019 6:03 PM
    Today was grocery day for me, and it was challenging.  I did not use any plastic produce bags, but some of the vegetables I purchased were in plastic.

    • Rebecca St.Clair 7/07/2019 6:35 PM
      Great suggestions!


    • Marianne Greco 7/07/2019 6:32 PM
      Look for a store with produce loose in bins. You can make better selection and avoid the plastic packaging. My small local independent market wraps meat, poultry and fish in paper when you buy it.  Big chain markets do a lot of plastic wrapping. 

  • Rebecca St.Clair 7/05/2019 4:50 PM
    To cut down on food waste, I have chosen my menus for next week. Tomorrow will be a challenge, as it is grocery day. I plan on walking to a farmer's market for fresh vegetables. I'm also taking small cloth bags so I can avoid the plastic bags in the produce section. I'm also planning a river trip tomorrow, which will be an opportunity for trash pick up!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Rebecca St.Clair 7/03/2019 2:48 PM
    When I'm out and about in my community picking up trash,  I get lots of waves, thank yous, and other shouts of encouragement.  I also try to talk to others who are out walking.  I've met a number of people who live in my neighborhood that I  didn't know. It's a great way to meet people and encourage them to not litter.