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Crystal Tyree

Cleveland Clinic Sustainability

"Let's create a better world for the future!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,092 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    78
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    85
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    82
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Crystal's Actions

Family

Get Rid of Glitter

I will teach my little ones about microplastics while we do a craft project together using glitter alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Go Strawless

I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 1 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Clean Plate Club

When I need to replace my dish soap, I will switch to a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Sustainable Suds: Pet Edition

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar or refillable shampoo option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

See the Green

I will recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Green Beauty
    How can you advocate for the importance of reducing packaging to the rest of your friends, family and larger community?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/28/2022 9:36 AM
    I have mentioned to family and friends that they need to try to look for the thinner packaging when they buy things. When they are over my place and want to try some of the left-overs and there is only a little left. I tell them to just warm it up in the container instead of putting it on a paper plate like they mentioned wanting to do.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Get Rid of Glitter
    How can you and your little one exercise your creativity without creating more plastic waste?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/28/2022 9:34 AM
    We have been going on "scavenger hunts" for natural items to help us do projects with. Like leaves, sticks, rocks, sand and even dirt!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/28/2022 9:33 AM
    I have noticed that some of the stores are switching to thinner plastics that they package their product in. Or they are using biodegradable materials to package their items in.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Go Strawless
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

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    Crystal Tyree 7/28/2022 9:31 AM
    My community isn't one of the ones that are huge on "saving the planet". There are a few of us that are trying to be more positive and finding ways to help.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Reusable Food Storage
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/28/2022 9:30 AM
    You can think of alternate ways to use them instead of throwing them away. A quick look on Pinterest for some ideas!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Plastic Free Lunch Boxes
    Most of us know that the "3 R's" are reduce, reuse, recycle. Recycling is most heavily emphasized in modern Western culture. How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/28/2022 9:29 AM
    Growing up, My parents didn't recycle. But as I grew up and started a family of my own, I started to. I started to reuse things,  repurpose, refuse, repair. I would wash the butter containers and reuse them to store other things. I would replace the fabric on the cushions to make the chairs last longer (and not add to the landfills) I started refusing extra straws then straws at all! Instead of throwing things away when they stopped working, I would try to fix them to use them again. They were already not working! What's the worse that can happen!? 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Sustainable Suds: Pet Edition
    In what ways does your pet make your life happier, more interesting, or more rewarding?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/08/2022 12:36 PM
    My pets keep me entertained and always keep me on my toes with what they are going to do next! They are always wanting to snuggle and spend time with me.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Thrifty Pets
    How does buying used differ from buying new? How does each purchasing decision make you feel?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/08/2022 12:35 PM
    Buying used helps to get the full life out of some toys and items that the pet may not use anymore and helps to save money from buying new ones or save room in the landfills by throwing it away.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Crystal Tyree 7/08/2022 12:33 PM
    I can alter some of the looks of my current fashion pieces to make "new ones" that others may even want to learn how to do
  • 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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    Crystal Tyree 7/08/2022 12:32 PM
    I used to use alot of paper plates when I would re-heat my lunch I brought into work. Instead I just heat it up in the container that I brought it in with!