July 1 - July 31, 2020

Lisa Wallis

MTM

"I recycle glass plastic cardboard and paper. I have cut waaaaay back on meat and have several meatless meals."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 160 Total

Participant Impact

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Lisa's Actions

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

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Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

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Community

Estimate My 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.

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

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Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

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Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

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  • Lisa Wallis 8/03/2020 2:58 PM
    Bought 2 sets if all natural bristle brushes 1 for me and 1 for my sister for Christmas!! Just arrived today. I'll be using it tonight.


  • Lisa Wallis 7/28/2020 8:27 AM
    I purchased all the ingredients to make my own deodorant.  Recipe:
    3 Tbsp coconut oil
    3 Tbsp shea butter
    1/4 cup arrowroot or organic corn starch
    1/4 cup baking soda
    a few drops of essential oils (optional)
    Put butter and oil in quart jar and place in pan of water until melted. REmove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot/corn starch and a few drops of essential oils.


  • Lisa Wallis 7/27/2020 4:57 AM
    Went to the store to pick some material and when the lady asked if I wanted in a bag I said no thanks I can carry it out to the car and put it in my recycle bag :) It seems like more and more people are becoming aware.


    • That's great! I always thank people when they ask me before they just put my stuff in a bag. I hope thanking them for asking reinforces that behavior for them, as well! :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    Lisa Wallis 7/23/2020 7:33 AM
    Wow I didn't realize it costs so much to clean up MY garbage. I will try to do better.

    • Jen Weber 7/23/2020 5:13 PM
      So eye-opening, right?? I've been learning a lot this month too.

  • Lisa Wallis 7/22/2020 2:30 PM
    Well this is harder than I thought. Failing miserably... but the good news is I am more conscious of what I pick up. I don't buy much meat anymore but that's prepackaged. I don't want to lay my fruits and veggies on the counter at the store to be weighed without something under it.  Hmmm... maybe I'll take a piece of cloth and put it down at the self checkout and then put it my cloth bag. I'll let you know how it goes.


    • Lisa Wallis 7/23/2020 6:56 AM
      help someone- I found a recipe for homemade bath soap that only had a few ingredients in it and I don't recall seeing lye in there. Can it be reposted because the only one on there now is for shampoo?

    • Jen Weber 7/22/2020 5:21 PM
      Sounds like you're doing great, Lisa! :) 

  • Lisa Wallis 7/13/2020 8:00 AM
    I have been recycling for about a year and I know that's only a small part of what needs to be done. I want to challenge myself to change other habits to leave less of a footprint for a better place. I have made some homemade soap and would like to learn more about making toothpaste, cleaners that are environmentally friendly and things like this.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some resuable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable?

    Lisa Wallis 7/13/2020 5:39 AM
    I made strawberry chicken salad for 4. It has roasted chicken, strawberries, pecans, red onions, feta cheese and fresh spinach with an orange vinaigrette dressing. YUM!!

  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

    Lisa Wallis 7/06/2020 12:37 PM
    I'm going today to get ingredients to make my own toothpaste- it can't get any easier than 3 ingredients. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

    Lisa Wallis 7/06/2020 9:21 AM
    Minimalism-I learned we don't need as much as we think we do. I just moved and got rid of some stuff before I moved and found out I need to get rid of even more. LOL