Ariel Miller

Year of Living Sustainably

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 67 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

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 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 2
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 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 5 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Ariel Miller 1/15/2019 7:11 AM
    You can request a ceramic mug at Panera.  Coffee tastes better in ceramic than in cardboard.

  • Ariel Miller 1/15/2019 7:10 AM
    On Monday I went grocery shopping and did not buy deli and produce items that were packed in rigid plastic containers that aren't accepted in curbside recycling. I received coupons for those products but did not use them.  I am thinking of asking the store to offer organic greens loose, not in a rigid plastic container.

  • Ariel Miller 1/15/2019 7:07 AM
    Today I put our Christmas tree out for the city's compost pickup.