July 1 - July 31, 2019

Matthew Bronson

Maryland Zoo

"To make little steps for an improved environment."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 808 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    23
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 24 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

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

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

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 19 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 23 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 6 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 20 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Matthew Bronson 7/31/2019 10:02 PM
    Just ate at a restaurant that used all compostable plates, cups, utensils, etc and recycled out composted all waste. Such a simple way to make an improvement and get people to start thinking differently.

  • Matthew Bronson 7/16/2019 6:51 PM
    It's eye opening how plastic bags are given out like candy once I started thinking about it. Why do I need my sub put in a bag with nothing else or a bottle of laundry detergent that has a handle? 
  • 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.

    Matthew Bronson 7/15/2019 5:00 PM
    It was great to see that the Milwaukee Brewers' serves paper straws!