July 1 - July 31, 2020

Sam Young

GSC Forces of Nature

""Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,Nothing is going to get better. It's not." -The Lorax"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,412 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    32
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    67
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    43
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    29
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sam's Actions

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, and dirt with baking soda.

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

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

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 27
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

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

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 8 of my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Feed


  • Sam Young 7/31/2020 1:30 PM
    Wow  guys, looking at what we achieved as a team this month is pretty great.  No reason why we can't keep this rolling on into the future. Thanks for all the effort.

  • Sam Young 7/30/2020 12:33 PM
    Tomorrow is the last day guys, way to go, awesome effort, make sure to get in any last accomplishments/donations before then.  

  • Sam Young 7/29/2020 6:22 AM
    Alright guys, I pulled the trigger on the donation.  It is time, we are within striking distance of the keeper team, donate if you can and if not, please continue logging in and saving the world.

  • Sam Young 7/28/2020 1:54 PM
    Okay guys hang in there, competition is getting pretty cut throat.

  • Sam Young 7/27/2020 7:35 AM
    Final stretch guys, keep up the great work!

  • Sam Young 7/26/2020 6:13 AM
    So close to 4000! Keep saving the world.

  • Sam Young 7/24/2020 2:12 PM
    Stay strong over the weekend team.

  • Sam Young 7/23/2020 2:04 PM
    Lets finish the week up strong team, we are really closing in on 4000.  Keep refusing those straws and plastic straws, bringing water bottles and plastic free lunches!!

  • Sam Young 7/22/2020 2:06 PM
    Refused straws and spoons at Cookout for the keepers'/aquarists' milkshakes.  Hopefully they recycle the styrofoam cup.

  • Sam Young 7/21/2020 12:34 PM
    Way to go Lindsey, keep it up!!!!