July 1 - July 31, 2019

Kim Ballard

Zoo New England

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 104 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 1
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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant a Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Make Your Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Kim Ballard 7/30/2019 11:43 AM
    I was taught from a young age to reuse many of these items in craft projects.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Your Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

    Kim Ballard 7/30/2019 11:43 AM
    While it is a lot of work, the satisfaction of canning my own vegetables & fruits is very rewarding. It also saves a lot of money in the long run.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

    Kim Ballard 7/30/2019 11:41 AM
    The food tastes much better & doesn't have any added chemicals.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Kim Ballard 7/30/2019 11:41 AM
    No difficult at all. We've used bags for many years.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

    Kim Ballard 7/30/2019 11:40 AM
    We have a large compost bin that we use in our garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Kim Ballard 7/30/2019 11:39 AM
    Received my silicone straws yesterday!