Elizabeth Beroske

Rainbow Warriors

"Just trying to save the world one straw at a time. "It's only one straw" said 8 billion people. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 50 This Week
  • 880 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    195
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    17
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    39
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10,030
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    19
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    100
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/12/2019 12:21 PM
    Everything is going very well, I am still using reusable cups and bottles whenever possible. 

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/07/2019 12:34 PM
    I'm still using reusable cups when ever I can:) 

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/05/2019 12:44 PM
    My challenge is going great! I haven't used a single straw since starting this challenge 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:29 PM
    I have found that it is a lot easier to recycle here than it was at home. Most things I get to just put my recyclables in the refuse and then the people at ATM takes care of it. At home I had to take it to the recycling center myself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:11 PM
    The single use item I use the most is to go boxes. I could use my own Tupperware containers instead. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:10 PM
    I feel like I incorporate this in my life style by refusing single use plastic as much as I can. For example I use a reusable water bottle and don't use plastic straws. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:03 PM
    At home we compost in our woods so it goes directly to our trees. this makes it o the trash is much less stinky and lessens the amount of trash that we produced. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:02 PM
    I did not find it hard to choose other activities other than screen time. I really enjoy reading and drawing and have not done either nearly enough since I moved out here. this is how I spent my extra time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:01 PM
    It is important to get creative with the items you buy so that you can use everything and there is no waste 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/01/2019 1:43 PM
    It can be hard to make this change, because then you would have to carry that cup with you all day. it feels good to know that you are not sending unnecessary trash to the landfills by using these cups.