July 1 - July 31, 2019

Andrea Stephens

DrawdownTO

"“In the end we will conserve only what we love, We will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 540 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    47
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Visit the Butcher

I will purchase meats and cheeses from the deli counter or a butcher shop, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 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

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 60 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Andrea Stephens 7/18/2019 6:12 AM
    I’ve missed some time on this challenge- today I re-launch my commitment and get back in the game! 
    🌱
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

    Andrea Stephens 7/01/2019 8:18 PM
    This is a personal habit that I am trying to pay forward with the other members of my immediate family - my A to Z philosophy! (A for Andrea and Z for my kids Zac & Zoë!) 
    🌱🌱🌱

  • Andrea Stephens 6/29/2019 8:16 AM
    I’m so excited to participate in another great Eco Challenge with my friends & collaborating partners on team DrawdownTO! Looking forward to actioning together to create positive change! 
    🌱🌱🌱