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Nicole Venteris

WashU Plastic Free

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 954 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    95
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    78
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    319
    minutes
    spent learning

Nicole's Actions

Community

Lunch & Learn: Zero Waste Living (WUSM 7/28)

If you’re looking for ideas on how to begin or continue the journey of a zero waste lifestyle, join the Office of Sustainability for one of our BYOB virtual Lunch & Learns on zero waste living! As part of the Plastic Free July Ecochallenge, we will be giving our own tips, tricks, and recommendations for favorite zero waste items and habits, and hoping to hear about yours as well!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Lunch & Learn: Zero Waste Living (Danforth)

If you’re looking for ideas on how to begin or continue the journey of a zero waste lifestyle, join the Office of Sustainability for one of our BYOB virtual Lunch & Learns on zero waste living! As part of the Plastic Free July Ecochallenge, we will be giving our own tips, tricks, and recommendations for favorite zero waste items and habits, and hoping to hear about yours as well!

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 120 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Yogurt Making Demonstration

Take a lunch break with us on Thursday, July 15th, from 12-1pm as our super-talented Assistant Director of Sustainability, Cassie Hage, walks us through the process of making yogurt at home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

WashU's Plastic Use Townhall

Come to this virtual townhall to discuss WashU's plastic usage and how we can use university resources to systematically reduce that.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 15 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Give Up Gum

I will give up gum or choose gum made from chicle or other plastic-free gum bases.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 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

Tim Taylor My Beauty Products

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Make Your Own Tote

To kick off Plastic Free July, join us outside Schnuck Pavilion on Danforth Campus anytime between 4:30 and 6 pm to upcycle an old t-shirt into a tote bag! This is also a great opportunity to socialize as well as learn more about the Plastic-Free Ecochallenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join the WUSM Virtual Discussion!

The sustainability team at the Med school is hosting a virtual discussion on the life cycle of plastic on Wednesday, June 30th, from 12PM-1PM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about plastic as well as how to participate in this Ecochallenge!

Completed
One-Time Action

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