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Anita Kim

Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Community

"Lots of little things = big changes. "

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Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

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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?

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Personal Care

Lather Up

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

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Cloth Diaper Purchase

I will invest in cloth diapers for my upcoming baby to reduce my use of disposable diapers.

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  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

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    Anita Kim 7/29/2019 10:08 AM
    I haven't used my steel razor yet, but no I don't think there was a need for disposable razors. I think they were made as a convenience to people (like many plastic products) but not exactly as an improvement on what people used to use.  

    Razors can be expensive, particularly for women.  Changing to a steel razor and using a conditioner bar instead of shave gel can be really cost saving depending on your personal care routine.  

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    Anita Kim 7/17/2019 5:48 AM
    The New England Aquarium has a beach clean up happening this weekend! Learn more about the impact of community-level solutions here.
    If you'd like to participate in this event or other similar events, join our live blue serve corp.  Learn more here.

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    Anita Kim 7/08/2019 8:41 AM
    Teammates! Did you know you can earn 25 points just by checking in each day?  When you login and are on your dashboard, just scroll down to the 'earn more points' section and there is usually a banner that says 'check in daily' (or something to that effect).  Click on it to earn an easy 25 points!  Do it daily and the points will rack up.
    Hope everyone had a great holiday that was as plastic free as possible!

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      Anita Kim 7/09/2019 1:23 PM
      An edit to this - you have to actually click on what you did each day. Even if it means you didn't fulfill any of your plastic free challenges, if you click on the 'I did not complete a challenge' (I can't quite remember the wording) - it'll still give you the points!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Anita Kim 7/03/2019 8:24 AM
    I've had a really hard time finding a shampoo and conditioner that are eco-friendly but also good for my hair.  I've tried a couple of relatively expensive eco-shampoos that ended up drying out my scalp.  So I'm really excited to find a bar shampoo and conditioner that has been great to my hair and scalp, is eco-friendly, and plastic free (it even ships without any plastic filler in the box).

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    Anita Kim 7/03/2019 7:46 AM
    Here are some tips to have a plastic-free BBQ this summer:
    https://www.neaq.org/blog/plastic-free-july-make-your-summer-bbqs-plastic-free/

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    Anita Kim 7/01/2019 1:56 PM
    Day 1 of the Plastic Free EcoChallenge!  What plastic free actions did you do today?

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    Anita Kim 6/25/2019 10:48 AM
    Hi NEAq Community Team!  Thanks so much for joining the Plastic Free July challenge! Be sure to tell your family and friends and post to your social media accounts to encourage others to join us!  You can share the simple instructions below to help others get started with us.

    1.  Create a profile: https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/users/join 
    2.  Once you create a profile, join the Protectors of the Blue – NEAq Community team.
    3.  Choose your challenges and share your stories! It is as easy as that