July 1 - July 31, 2019

Kathy Suthard

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Save the Sea Turtles team

"I will think about my impact on the environment every time I shop and make the best choices. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,306 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

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 Eating

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Tim Taylor Your Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Create Your Own Action

downsize

My goal is to use all of the products I currently have that are still in plastic and then find replacements that will eliminate waste and downsize the number of products I have cluttering my kitchen and bathroom.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Kathy Suthard 7/31/2019 12:39 PM
    Last day of the challenge. I know I have made some life style changes. 

  • Kathy Suthard 7/30/2019 2:59 PM
    Collected more plastic lids for Tina’s charity. 

  • Kathy Suthard 7/29/2019 3:25 PM
    Coming to the end of the month and I’m much more aware of cutting down on single use plastic. 

  • Kathy Suthard 7/28/2019 5:01 PM
    The decluttering continues. Deodorant now comes in a cardboard sleeve. 

  • Kathy Suthard 7/27/2019 8:53 PM
    Buying only what I need. Used my shopping bags at Giant Eagle today. No plastic!

  • Kathy Suthard 7/26/2019 9:43 AM
    Using an empty bird seed bag as a trash bag. No plastic. 

  • Kathy Suthard 7/25/2019 11:55 AM
    One of my actions is to buy only what I need. In addition to saving on waste it saves me money😊

  • Kathy Suthard 7/24/2019 1:39 PM
    Heard that our local recycling pick up would prefer glass be separated from paper and plastic. Will need to make a trip to the glass recycling center!

  • Kathy Suthard 7/23/2019 2:39 PM
    Packed my lunch today using my bento box. No plastic!

  • Kathy Suthard 7/22/2019 3:16 PM
    Still collecting plastic caps for repurposing.