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Allie Tilson

National Aquarium

"Find a least two new actions that will become new habits. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 933 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    139
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Allie's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Homemade Pet Treats

I will prepare my own pet treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Allie Tilson 7/20/2021 7:13 AM
    Almost all of the plastic waste my family generates is from food packaging. Why do pasta boxes need a plastic window? I trust the pasta is inside. I don't have to see it but perhaps now I need to learn to make my own. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Homemade Pet Treats
    How could you reduce your waste even further (i.e. by making pet treats out of kitchen scraps or about-to-go-bad produce)?

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    Allie Tilson 7/11/2021 7:30 AM
    It was way easier than I thought it would be to make the dog treats. Plus,  it made enough to last our dog a week. This could become a weekend tradition. 

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    Allie Tilson 7/11/2021 7:29 AM
    I made my own dog treats for Stella today.  It was very simple but she may not be a good judge. She'll eat anything!

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    Allie Tilson 7/02/2021 12:29 PM
    Thank you Laila for the daily email reminders! Simply remembering is the hardest part! 

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    Allie Tilson 6/30/2021 7:53 AM
    One thing I have always struggled with are shampoo bars. I am allergic to cocoa butter. Does anyone know a good shampoo bar that is cocoa butter free?

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    Allie Tilson 6/23/2021 7:32 AM
    There are several things I simply cannot do but this year I am going to push myself to do some of the actions I consider more obscure or less thought about.