July 1 - July 31, 2018

Erika Murphy

Maryland Zoo

"Save the world..especially giraffes"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,828 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    78
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    27
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    95
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

Personal CHallenge

I will challenge myself to tell someone about the benefits of being plastic free/reducing plastic use daily

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 19 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 16 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Compost Pet Waste

I will spend 30 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 20 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 19 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 22 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 2 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 22 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 28 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Erika Murphy 7/31/2018 4:59 AM
    Last day of July! Make today count, getting those last points.  Hope you all made some lifelong plastic free habits!

  • Erika Murphy 7/30/2018 5:10 AM
    Seemed like I picked up less trash on this mornings walk with the dogs, hopefully this means that others are picking up too!

  • Erika Murphy 7/29/2018 4:52 AM
    all of Wegmans produce and meat bags are sustainable! 
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  • Erika Murphy 7/28/2018 4:54 AM
    So great that Mzib is motivated and taking part in this challenge with enthusiasm. We all have busy lives but we share one planet! 

  • Erika Murphy 7/27/2018 5:08 AM
    Said no thanks to single use straw this morning, woman ordering next to me asked why? I told her about PFJ and she said no thanks too

    • mara hart 7/27/2018 6:16 AM
      That's one way to share your mission!

  • Erika Murphy 7/26/2018 8:01 AM
    Most people I’ve talked to Plastic Free July about have been receptive to reducing their plastic use. It also led to some healthy debates!

    • mara hart 7/26/2018 8:27 AM
      A lot of people simply don't know how great they can be about plastic free!

  • Erika Murphy 7/25/2018 9:25 AM
    The easiest pledge has been skipping the single use straw!

  • Erika Murphy 7/24/2018 5:15 AM
    One week of July left! Let’s finish strong, but more importantly, keep these plastic free habits!

  • Erika Murphy 7/23/2018 4:53 AM
    Picked up rain soaked trash this morning with the dogs ☔️☔️

  • Erika Murphy 7/22/2018 4:02 AM
    You’d be surprised how easy it is to talk to strangers about reducing plastic ; going against the norm and refusing a straw is a great ice breaker!