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Megan Zelinski

Aquatics Team

"Go plastic free to save our seas! 🐠"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 448 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    7
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Megan's Actions

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 I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

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    Megan Zelinski 7/31/2020 4:57 AM
    The benefit is not supporting the creation of plastic, by not consuming more hopefully companies will dial back or look for other alternatives! 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Megan Zelinski 7/31/2020 4:56 AM
    If you have a cooler it's pretty easy to do, just takes some planning!

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    Megan Zelinski 7/31/2020 4:49 AM
    Started watching Rotten on Netflix and the episode on water was super informative. The amount of plastic bottles  we   go through is dumbfounding. 

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    Megan Zelinski 7/17/2020 10:15 AM
  • 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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    Megan Zelinski 7/17/2020 10:11 AM
    It's very common. Hopefully by avoiding those options, producers will realize consumers do not need them. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Megan Zelinski 7/17/2020 10:10 AM
    It probably serves for the consumer, giving them the illusion that their produce is cleaner and more protected.