July 1 - July 31, 2019

Lorraine Wilson

Office of Community & Civic Life - City of Portland

"Lets save the world together."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 186 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

I will make my own lotion and use reuseable containers

Making body lotion from scratch with edible products and storing in reusable glass containers eliminating the use of packaged lotions with harmful ingredients and plastic packaging.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Toiletries
    What is the benefit of using bar soaps or refilling your travel sized containers? Is this an action you think you will keep in your life?

    Lorraine Wilson 10/03/2019 11:53 AM
    I have actually moved away from shower gel and re-started using bar soaps.  They are much easier to get through TSA, and since most of my trips are at least 9 hours long I have my soap to use to freshen up, without wondering how much is 3 ozs.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

    Lorraine Wilson 10/03/2019 11:51 AM
    I am automatically drawn to natural fibers.  I prefer, cotton, linens etc. as opposed to synthetic rayon etc., since the itch.  If I select fabric that does contained synthetics, its usually from a responsible company who is using recycle material to create 
    "waterproof" items (Portland rain) etc.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? What's next on your list to reduce your waste?

    Lorraine Wilson 7/10/2019 3:15 PM
    I have always used a teacup at work.  I also use a 40 oz metal water bottle at work.  The reason for the water bottle is dual.  It keeps plastic out of the landfill and also helps me achieve/measure my water intake each day.  This is a benefit others should consider while saving this planet for each other.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusables at Work
    It is often true that we only have control over our own actions and not the collective community. How can you lead by example when it comes to switching disposables for reusable dishes in your community?

    Lorraine Wilson 7/03/2019 4:56 PM
    Gifting reusable containers to friends and colleagues