Amy Stewart

Fantastic No Plastics

"To decrease my plastics use, increase my muscle-powered transportation, and learn more about ways I can live more in concert with Ma Nature."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,278 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    56
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    56
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Materials

Bring cups

Always bring reusable cups when getting coffee out in the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 22 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Diverting usable food

Divert usable food before it goes to the landfill and get it to people who are hungry

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

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 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 5 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Amy Stewart 1/31/2020 9:53 PM
    Woot woot, Team Fantastic No Plastics! What a great month of learning and growth!

  • Amy Stewart 1/30/2020 7:06 PM
    Hey y'all, I knew this but thought they had shifted their farms since then. Poop. Guess they haven't. 
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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Express My Support
    How could better walking infrastructure make your city both more enjoyable and more equitable?

    Amy Stewart 1/29/2020 6:46 PM
    Here on the south side of Ashland we have way fewer sidewalks than in any other part of the town. We live relatively close to my kids' school but because there is a sketchy bridge they'd have to travel over which has virtually no space for pedestrians, they can't walk to school or easily bike (they have to go up and around on different roads). I would LOVE it if they put in at least some bike lanes along East Main and made the bridge way wider so pedestrians and bikers wouldn't be putting themselves at so much risk by traveling on East Main.

  • Amy Stewart 1/27/2020 1:46 PM
    Check put this local FB group I found:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/2431822390249451

  • Amy Stewart 1/25/2020 7:12 PM
    I had heard that it was no longer necessary to drop dead batteries off at the electronic waste depot. Just found out that that's true BUT we should still be recycling them ( note that rechargeable batteries MUST be taken to a special drop off station):
    "Historically, single-use batteries contained mercury, but the passage of the Battery Act in 1996 prohibited the use of this toxic element in all types other than button cell batteries and mercuric oxide batteries.
    Thus, the mercury-free, single-use batteries (aka primary cells or primary batteries) that are common in households today generally can go in the trash. But the more responsible and sustainable thing to do is to look at the battery recycling options in your community."
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-recycle-batteries_l_5d274fdbe4b07e698c46e7b0/amp

  • Amy Stewart 1/24/2020 10:11 AM
    In case folks aren't aware of it  t, here's here's another local way to reuse some packaging items:  You can bring the packaging that your bedding comes in to Earth Friendly Kids and they will reuse them to package toys that people are reselling. I'm talking about those sorts of zippered plastic bags that new comforters or new sheet sets come in.   

    • Erin M 1/24/2020 4:32 PM
      I do that too! SO glad they need those!

  • Amy Stewart 1/22/2020 8:38 PM
    So I bought that veggie/lettuce bag and the preliminary results are:
    --It's kept my Barking Moon carrots crisp and yummy (even when I had them in the car to and from Portland)
    --It kept celery crisp as well
    --I will be trying out lettuce in it tomorrow
    --My only qualm is that once you receive the bag it says that you have to wrap the lettuce in a wet paper towel and then put it inside the bag. Well, we don't buy paper towels so I'm going to try it without. Stay tuned!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Amy Stewart 1/20/2020 8:19 PM
    Folks in richer countries can afford to eat more meat so they do. In  terms of how this affects our planet, it takes so much more in resources to create meat. 

  • Amy Stewart 1/20/2020 3:04 PM
    Saw this in Portland at a cafe. Great reason to buy a reusable JMOS mug. 😉

  • Amy Stewart 1/19/2020 9:29 PM
    If  you shop on  Amazon, here's how to get them to ship with as little packaging as possible and with biodegradable materials. Who knew you could do this?!:
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157664888054134&id=552724133