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Rachel Munson

Aquarium of the Pacific

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,141 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    52
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    27
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    112
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    27
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    110
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    10
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched

Rachel's Actions

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

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

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY 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 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

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 26
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

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Rachel Munson 7/30/2019 8:45 PM
    By picking up trash I am so much more aware of the amount of trash that is lying around. I started with ten pieces but end up doing a lot more than that!

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    Rachel Munson 7/30/2019 8:43 PM
    I was at dinner the other night with some friends and brought my own Simply Straws glass straw. It was such a great conversation starter. We talked about single use straws and our overall use of single use plastics. 

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    Rachel Munson 7/30/2019 8:35 PM
    Oh! And those Cora balls sound awesome!! As much as I try to eliminate polyester from my wardrobe, it is nearly impossible to be 100% polyester free BUT if these Cora balls work as they say they do, I won't feel nearly as bad. 

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    Rachel Munson 7/30/2019 8:32 PM
    At Starbucks today and noticed they added a sign about why they no longer offer straws except o. Request only due to the new law and to have patience with them. It just made me wonder at all the customers getting upset enough to make them post that sign.  Why are straws such a needed item??? 

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    Rachel Munson 7/30/2019 11:55 AM

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    Rachel Munson 7/30/2019 11:53 AM
    I can't believe it's almost the end of July!! I am so impressed by the impact our team has made 💙

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    Rachel Munson 7/24/2019 8:02 PM
    Awesome lecture tonight on plastics! It’s so incredible to look at current problems and some solutions to them. Nice job Jenny Brandon!

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    Rachel Munson 7/17/2019 7:32 PM
    To those who love boba as much as I do: there! Are! Reusable! Boba! Glasses! 🙌🙌🙌 Just ordered mine today! 

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    Rachel Munson 7/17/2019 7:30 PM
    Gave some plastic free gifts to my family this weekend! My sister/nephew got some reusable metal straws and my parents got some bamboo toothbrushes. Spreading the love this plastic free July!! 

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    Rachel Munson 7/13/2019 8:32 PM
    I purchased these awesome shorts made of biodegradable and sustainable tencel!! Got them at REI!