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Uma Mulakala

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 840 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    75
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    25
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    50
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered

Uma's Actions

Personal Care

See the Green

I will properly recycle used contact lenses and packaging.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 25
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

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

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

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

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Uma Mulakala 7/31/2019 7:08 AM
    Been go great keeping myself accountable everyday!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Sign a Petition
    What is a plastic-related issue in your state/province?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/30/2019 7:13 AM
    Plastic bags are creating immense land fills
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/29/2019 1:27 PM
    It's tougher than I thought, but I know I'm helping the environment be as clean as possible
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/29/2019 1:26 PM
    You get connected with people that share the same passion as you

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    Uma Mulakala 7/29/2019 7:32 AM
    I love checking in everyday to keep myself accountable! I've fallen a few times off track, but its nice to have a full team behind you to support
  • Reflection Question
    Food Lobby for Reusables
    What are some of the cases you could make to an employer for why switching to durable dishes and utensils is actually in their best interest as well?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/28/2019 6:55 PM
    Less packing waste - infact LinkedIn switched to no more plastic in their office, so they clearly see why switching to more eco friendly materials is important
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/28/2019 6:55 PM
    Bought a toothpaste from Lush in eco friendlty packaging - super neat and not as expensive as I thought - word of mouth would help advocate for more alternatives
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/28/2019 6:54 PM
    My friend introduced me to a neat bamboo toothbrush on Amazon - i think its just all about word of mouth to get people started!
  • 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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    Uma Mulakala 7/28/2019 6:52 PM
    Volunteered as part of United Students of Aurora (my old high school volunteer group) to clean up litter this past weekend - made me realize how much of an impact we can make to a cleaner community
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Uma Mulakala 7/22/2019 8:43 AM
    Saving time grocery shopping, that's for sure! It's also nice to know that the fruits and vegetables I'm growing have no added chemicals and are coming straight from my hard work