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Laura Meyers

SCZ - Gorilla

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 758 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    95
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    4
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered

Laura's Actions

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 2 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 2
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

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

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

Community

Visit A Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Laura Meyers 7/26/2019 2:58 PM
    These came in the mail today. 

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    Laura Meyers 7/23/2019 4:12 PM
    I purchased metal camping utensils at the Coleman outlet store $4. I will carry them in my purse instead of the plastic hard plastic ones that I broke.

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    Laura Meyers 7/19/2019 1:28 PM
    My plastic fork, spoon, knife brook today. I Have had two break in my purse. I guess I will have to by metal. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Laura Meyers 7/15/2019 12:45 PM
    Traveling with my own snacks, cup, etc. is not hard. Takes a little planning but saves money in addition to being to being environmentally friendly 
  • 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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    Laura Meyers 7/11/2019 8:01 PM
    Economic benefits: lower cost overall. Frustrating to have to order on-line. Few if any local options. Also ordering on-line means packaging is involved.

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      Laura Meyers 7/19/2019 1:35 PM
      Thank-you for the suggestions

    • Krystina Jarvis's avatar
      Krystina Jarvis 7/11/2019 9:13 PM
      If you order from small businesses, especially dedicated zero waste or plastic free shops, the online packaging is often plastic free. For example, my shop (A Drop in the Ocean, the in-kind sponsor for this challenge) ships orders in reused boxes, with reused packing paper only when necessary, paper tape, and a recycled label. We also encourage customers to reuse the packaging or pass it along to someone who can, keeping the process as zero waste as possible. We also plant ten trees for every purchase, so we're also offsetting the carbon footprint of shipping. If you avoid companies like Amazon, there are definitely ways to order online with less packaging!

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    Laura Meyers 7/10/2019 2:09 PM
    I joined the challenge to make myself accountable and to challenge myself. It however is a little frustrating not being able to count using my own straw and cup everyday for points since I have been doing that since before last year’s challenge. 😁

    • Anna Towns's avatar
      Anna Towns 7/16/2019 8:30 PM
      If you mark “I do this already” you do get some points, though...

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    Laura Meyers 7/10/2019 2:03 PM

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    Laura Meyers 7/05/2019 3:01 PM
    Saw a easy re use today. Paper sugar bag to place glass jars in so the jars don’t break.

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    Laura Meyers 7/04/2019 3:31 PM
    So many plastic free cleaning supply websites want you to sign up for monthly delivery. Has anyone found affordable supplies that can be tried without sign up.

    • Anna Towns's avatar
      Anna Towns 7/05/2019 8:51 PM
      I do Grove.co. You get a few months free  VIP status (free shipping, special offers, etc.) and can opt out to avoid the subscription fee when the trial’s up. Just watch the date b/c they won’t remind you!

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    Laura Meyers 7/04/2019 3:27 PM
    July 4 unfortunately is a trash heavy day. This is sad.