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Janelle Patterson

SCZ - Gorilla

"Here's to progress, not perfection"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 952 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    75
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Janelle's Actions

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
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

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

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    Janelle Patterson 7/30/2019 1:43 PM
    Just sayin...

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    Janelle Patterson 7/30/2019 1:41 PM
    We got our school supplies through Walmart's pickup and my husband went to get it. I was so proud that he refused all the plastic bags and used some baskets I had in the van. He doesn't even realize what a change this challenge has inspired in him :)

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    Janelle Patterson 7/25/2019 9:48 AM
    Sorry I have been MIA. I had some health issues. Now I am feeling better and back in the game :)

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    Janelle Patterson 7/19/2019 1:10 PM
    We are killing it!!!! Just saying ;)

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    Janelle Patterson 7/11/2019 10:25 AM
    It has been harder for me this year to do zero-waste meals. I don't know if it's because I have a smaller garden this year or what. It seems like something plastic somehow sneaks into my meal prep. But I am on a mission and will do better!

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      Peninnah Ziegler 7/12/2019 8:55 AM
      I'm also finding that items I could previously purchase with less plastic now have more plastic!
      A couple of things that were packaged in cardboard (which is sometimes recyclable) are now packaged in plastic. 

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    Janelle Patterson 7/04/2019 8:31 AM
    I am so thankful for my husband. He just spent the last hour helping pickup the trash at one of the El Dorado lake beaches. Love this guy!!

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    Janelle Patterson 6/28/2019 11:57 AM
    Ready to get this party started!!

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    Janelle Patterson 6/21/2019 10:30 AM
    In 9 days "we give ourselves a taste of a plastic-free world. We'll think plastic-free. We'll feel plastic-free. We'll do plastic-free. And it's going to be a very loud moment in the year - across the world - when we tell the plastic-makers that we don't want their products anymore. We want a better world and a brighter future."

    This is no pressure. Living plastic-free looks different for everyone. Do what works for you and together we will make a difference.


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    Janelle Patterson 6/12/2019 10:56 AM
    We are so excited to have you as a part of our team! Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join too. Not only are you spreading awareness of this amazing event but also about plastic dependency. Plus, it's an easy way to earn extra points :) I can't wait to see the impact we will make in July: as a team, a zoo, and a community!