July 1 - July 31, 2019

Brooke Tate

Life Unplastic Gainesville

"Save the world, one small action at a time."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,503 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    42
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    9
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    140
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    29
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Estimate Your 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.

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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own Action

Create Ecobricks

Collect the plastic waste you do accumulate into a container to keep so that won't be able to make it's way into our environment! I learned about this idea from the Life Unplastic Instagram page. They collect ecobricks!

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Brooke Tate 7/31/2019 8:45 AM
    Here's to a month of challenges that I hope we can all do our best to uphold for many months beyond! #plasticfree

  • Brooke Tate 7/30/2019 7:11 PM
    Went out to eat twice today and no one used straws!  I love how me asking just a few times makes people conscious of my care for the environment and makes them more conscious of it too

  • Brooke Tate 7/29/2019 7:23 PM
    My water bottle broke last week and I’ve been putting off getting a new one. I was going to order one from amazon for the sake of convenience, but I persisted and went to the store and got one with only one plastic sticker as “packaging”, to save the unnecessary packaging it would have shipped in!

  • Brooke Tate 7/28/2019 8:48 AM
    Giving away some of my plants that are finally sprouting out of the soil to some friends! I don't have enough pots for all of them and I figure its best to share the home garden culture.

  • Brooke Tate 7/27/2019 10:04 AM
    Forgot my own spoons at home yesterday when I went out to get froyo! Won't make that mistake next time.

  • Brooke Tate 7/26/2019 10:20 AM
    Does this platform stay around after July? It’s been super helpful to get ideas from other people in the community!!!

    • Kayla Muzzillo 7/28/2019 2:54 PM
      I believe it is an ongoing platform, just the point system will end. I plan to still use because it helps me stay on track! 😊😊

  • Brooke Tate 7/25/2019 6:43 AM
    I went to Lucky's yesterday and brought my own containers for olive oil and meats! I had actually never been before and definitely plan on going back. I gotta try that BYOJ chocolate peanut butter they have.

  • Brooke Tate 7/24/2019 8:40 AM
    Farmers market run today!! Honestly one of my favorite things to do. Bringing all my own produce bags. I also need to purchase a new water bottle since mine finally broke.... maybe I can find a good, package free one at Life Unplastic?!

  • Brooke Tate 7/23/2019 5:19 PM
    A hard switch for me to limit overall waste is beans. I usually buy beans already ready to eat. BUT I have recently bought some dry beans with my own containers and am currently experimenting with softening and sprouting them myself! I also went on a long walk today and picked up LOTS of litter!

  • Brooke Tate 7/22/2019 6:27 PM
    For stores in town that let you bring your own container for meats - what type of containers do you all who use this service find are best? I want to know what works well for when I try this! Is a standard tupperware appropriate?

    • Brooke Tate 7/23/2019 5:13 PM
      Thank you so much!!!

    • Juan Leguizamon 7/23/2019 5:14 AM
      I typically just bring bigger tupperware that will fit the meats/quantity I am trying to purchase. I think glass tupperware would work fine as well since they tare your container before putting your meats within it. 

      P.S. they tare you container at the meat counter at Lucky's and Whole Foods so there's no need to go to the front counters to do that.