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Mary Dru Bowman

Recycle Brevard 2019

"To be inspired by those around me and to inspire positive action in others by my own actions."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 357 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Mary Dru's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate Your 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate Your 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?

    Mary Dru Bowman's avatar
    Mary Dru Bowman 7/11/2019 9:14 AM
    I think that I use very little plastic however this calculator disagreed.  I will have to work harder to reduce my plastic footprint.

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    Mary Dru Bowman 7/10/2019 10:29 AM
    If at first you don't succeed try, try again!  I was finally able to break my husband's daily one use water bottle habit.  He likes his new tumbler and we will save lots of $$.  Win-Win.

    • Beth Beek Blackford's avatar
      Beth Beek Blackford 7/11/2019 11:56 AM
      That is HUGE!!!  Congratulations Mary.
      I'm trying to get my husband to carry his water in something other than those bottles, simply because of the image.

  • Mary Dru Bowman's avatar
    Mary Dru Bowman 7/03/2019 10:28 AM
    This is a great way to keep my mind on the prize - clean and healthy planet!  Finding that I'm taking a new look at everyday activities with a constant eye for ways of lessening my footprint.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Mary Dru Bowman 7/03/2019 10:14 AM
    I tried this last month and will do it again in 2 weeks.  I put crackers in a silicone, reusable bag and it really came in handy on a crowded flight after layover that was too short to get a bite to eat.  Also, carried  my own water bottle that I was able to easily refill for free.  No plastic and no $$ - win-win!

    • Barbara Peterson's avatar
      Barbara Peterson 7/04/2019 3:39 AM
      Excellent! I just purchased a set of silicon bags. The closure is a bit difficult but not impossible. My biggest problem is breaking old habits.
  • 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?

    Mary Dru Bowman's avatar
    Mary Dru Bowman 6/25/2019 9:33 AM
    This action also saves me time and stress when I'm preparing for a trip.  I keep them together and filled and ready to go at a minutes notice.

    • Beth Beek Blackford's avatar
      Beth Beek Blackford 6/29/2019 8:18 AM
      Hooray Mary - SO pleased to see you participating in this particular challenge!  Please drop me a note offline and tell me about your sign-up/log-on experience.  Thanks again!