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Gabrielle Mccollough

UTKSUST

"Trying to do better for myself and the future."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 325 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    54
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Gabrielle's Actions

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 120 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 30 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Materials

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed


  • Gabrielle Mccollough's avatar
    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/31/2020 11:44 AM
    if you're doing the vegan challenge and eating out is a problem

    Ruby Tuesday has a super nice interactive allergen menu with vegan options and a great salad bar, you could also request an, " awesome burger," which isn't listed in the menu but is available for a limited time. (a vegan burger) 

    the apple pies from McDonald are vegan 
    and the french fries from burger king 

    Though you would have to keep in mind they use a shared frier to the meat, dairy, and egg products.

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    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/30/2020 5:59 PM
    In case no one new and is also doing a vegan challenge, Stokely will make you a vegan pizza. They have vegan cheese and dough.

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    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/29/2020 8:00 PM
    I almost ate egg by accident today, picking up a piece of candy.

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    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/29/2020 7:59 PM
    I almost ate egg by accident today in a candy I picked up. 
  • 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?

    Gabrielle Mccollough's avatar
    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/28/2020 7:51 PM
    it costs more to produce meat than vegetables. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/28/2020 8:32 AM
    family, cleaning, research, school. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Gabrielle Mccollough 1/28/2020 8:31 AM
    I try regularly to focus on the R's, but still, struggle to refuse things when I am purchasing an item second hand. I know it is better to purchase things second hand, and because of that when I see things second hand I do not think I may not need the item. 

    I would also like to try to teach others how to repair things, I know trades such as sewing are dying and lots of people throw out old clothes or toys when they need repair. That would be a lot of waste if you have younger kids who are rough on toys and could save you money if you repair them instead of buying new ones.