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Sarah Brown

Maryland Zoo

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sarah's Actions

Personal Care

Say No to "Flushable Wipes"

Wipes don't break down in sewer systems, but combine with fat to create massive clogs. I will find alternatives to using disposable wipes.



Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.



Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

One-Time Action


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    Sarah Brown 7/13/2021 3:00 AM
    To reduce my plastic bag usage, I purchased re-usable produce bags and take them to the store with my larger re-usable grocery bags.  I also subscribe to a CSA bi-weekly that packages all my produce in one big box.  

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    Sarah Brown 7/07/2021 4:32 PM
    It’s so important to ask cashiers not to give you a bag for small purchases.  Many times they bag it before I can even say something 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Sarah Brown 7/05/2021 9:53 AM
    I brought reusable containers to take leftovers home so I didn’t need plastic bags.  Biggest thing that helps is thinking about the details of how things will work so I can plan to have alternatives. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Sarah Brown 7/03/2021 5:11 PM
    Just requires preparation