Welcome to Week 3 of Fillgood and @zerowastecalifornia
Plastic Free July Challenge!
This week we’ll talk about solutions to get rid of single use plastics in your bathroom. Let’s start with your dental care routine.
Plastic toothbrushes, toothpaste plastic tubes, nylon dental floss and floss plastic packaging are not recycled through city recycling programs: that’s a lot of plastic that piles up in landfills every year! 😱 1 billion toothbrushes in american landfills every year = 30 MILLION POUNDS of waste 😱 Dental floss: 31 MILLION MILES discarded every year, we could circle the Earth with it 1,246 times 😱 Toothpaste plastic tubes in the US: my own estimate is 600 million tubes annually, which means 26.2 MILLION POUNDS additional plastic waste every year!
I’m sure you get it. Switching to plastic-free dental care products would make a huge difference!
All the plastic free solutions we need exist already, we can all switch right now: bamboo toothbrushes, compostable floss, homemade toothpaste or one that comes in a glass jar.
On this picture is my beautiful @mablebrush
toothbrush and my homemade toothpaste in a beautiful @samudraskinsea
@brushwithbamboo @nelsonnaturals @dentallace @terracycle
#toothpaste #toothbrush #floss #bambootoothbrush #plasticfreejuly #challenge #localchallenge #bayarea #july #Day16 #Week3
Leaving a bit and taking sooo much from Hawaii. Tūtū Pele, you amazed me!!🌋 Wanna test your vibes? Go Kona Island and see how she receives you! Got to know 2 out of 8 islands 🌴 totally coming back... for now, let’s keep rollinnnn 🌊 🌸🗿⛰ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
: Hawaii’s Big Island grows 42 acres per year 🤯 #explore #travel #hike #leavenotrace
Sunset silhouette backflip, Channel Islands harbor.
Gotta get up to get down... to get up, then down, then up, then down again. If you’ve climbed this peak before you’ll know what I’m talking about. Alas. As always. Worth it 💜
Going on a little adventure amongst these beauties with @jhmtnguides
So I have more stuff from Bali to share with you all! Will you follow me to see all the great stuff that I was so lucky to enjoy?
Also comment below your favorite destination for sights of the World!
Monday has me needing to hug and talk to a really big tree. This one is in the Hoh Rainforest in WA, but I’m in TN. So where can I find a big tree to hug friends in the South? Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest perhaps? Send suggestions!
Headed back down to Lawn Lake after our 8 mile hike up to Crystal Lake @rockynps.
Because who wouldn’t want to be hitched together with a bow tie wearing rooster!
Campfires are generally not hot enough to actually break aluminum cans and other types of trash down, and so they end up remaining as litter for the next camper. This trash then attracts wildlife to campsites as they can still have smells and residue on them. Even if they did burn completely, they release chemicals into the air such as styrene, xylene, and benzene, all suspected carcinogens, as they burn. Who wants to breathe all that in? 🤢 #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace
But can you guess what’s in my cup?
The boys and I hiked to the summit of Gorham Mountain while on our trip to Acadia National Park. *This is not the summit (just a good place to get a shot of us together)* We picked this trail because it was rated to be moderately difficult. Not too easy but not too difficult for the boys to manage ... Let me tell you, the way they rate in Maine is a little different than any of the other national parks I've been to. This was a good challenge for the boys, especially Walker as he's still regaining strength from his open chest surgery earlier this year. It was challenging but the boys conquered the mountain with us and I'm so proud of them! This was the most dog friendly place I've taken my boys to date and I can't wait for another adventure there in the future.
Day one in the Dacks and it's only noon. First mountain in our 6 mountain series. This climb was kind of a brutal introduction of New York mountain to me. So different than the Georgia mountains we've become so familiar with. On our way to becoming a #saranac6er
Window views from airplanes can be so under appreciated. It’s amazing to me that we are graced with the opportunity of flight watching the mountains glide by while the sun sets. Some people sleep on airplanes, I’m glued to the window.
Finally got the chance to sleep at Martis Peak Lookout near Truckee, CA. It’s been lovingly restored and maintained by the Forest Service and local volunteers. So grateful for the money and time that went into preserving this place. Gonna have to find a way to give back. #leavenotrace #firelookout #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit
The natural world is lush with beautiful life, mesmerizing scenery, + experiences of a lifetime! 🌄 When we visit a gorgeous place it is our responsibility to leave the land as lovely + inspiring as we found it 🌎💕 Today on the blog are helpful tips on how to leave no trace + become an awesomely responsible outdoorist! Find it via link in bio! 🗺