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Brittany Zwijack

WashU Plastic Free

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 5 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

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Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

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Discover Together

I will spend 5 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

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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.

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Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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Travel Smart

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

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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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Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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Buy Only What I Need

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

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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.

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Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 1 piece(s) of litter each day.

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Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 5 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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Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

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Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

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Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 1 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now to reduce their need for plastic.

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Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

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Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 5 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

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Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

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Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

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Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

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Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

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Minimize Packaging

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

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Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

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Use Reusable Containers

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

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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!

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