July 1 - July 31, 2020

Robin Straughan

Washington County Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 505 Total

Participant Impact

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    spent learning

Robin's Actions


Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

One-Time Action


Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.



  • Robin Straughan 7/16/2020 4:31 PM
    It felt good to give a shout-out to one of my favorite vegan restaurants in Portland for their plastic-free ways.  Check out Tiny Moreso in N. Portland for healthy, delicious, low/no-waste foods: https://www.tinymoresopdx.com/
  • 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?

    Robin Straughan 7/07/2020 8:18 AM
    The plastic consumption calculator was interesting and made me think. Luckily my lifestyle is lower plastic than the average American, but there's still more that I can do to be a more conscious consumer. My desire to help support small local restaurants by getting takeout certainly has had a recent impact on my plastic footprint too. https://repurpose.global/
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care See the Green
    Take a moment to estimate how many disposable daily contacts you may have used over the years. What would be your impact now of switching to a contact brand with a longer lifespan?

    Robin Straughan 7/01/2020 1:04 PM

    Before COVID and the need for face coverings, I rarely wore contacts. However now I find that they work better than fogging up my glasses. I am excited to have found out that there is an option for recycling the contacts and the packaging. I've tossed out dozens in recent weeks, but will start collecting them now! https://www.biotrueonedaylenses.com/one-by-one-recycling