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Celina Burgueño

Zoo New England

"Year Three is looking to be the toughest one yet. As COVID-19 presents a million new single use plastic needs, I’m ready to continue kicking old and new habits to the curb."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,394 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    115
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    89
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Celina's Actions

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 15 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for plastic reduction policies that are better for both the planet and people.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My 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 Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

To the extent allowable in my community, I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Celina Burgueño 7/31/2020 3:52 PM
    Another year has come to a close! Remember everyone, it’s a month of celebration but a lifetime commitment! 

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    Celina Burgueño 7/30/2020 9:55 AM
    Feeling proud of the Town of Lexington for including lots of resources for recycling and no-waste economies on the “trash” section of the website. So many good resources at my disposal. However, leads me to think about how less affluent towns may not be able to offer such services 

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    Celina Burgueño 7/29/2020 8:39 AM
    Got a ridiculously uninformed email response from ConAgra today (Reddi-wip Parent Company). They seemed to think my only concern was BPA, not their single use plastic caps that are not recyclable.

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    Celina Burgueño 7/28/2020 6:26 AM
    I added a new challenge today now that the razor is purchased: research local waste management. I have a clear idea of what kind of recycling my town participates in thanks to a recent mailing they sent out, but I’m interested to learn more about our landfills!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/27/2020 5:56 PM
    I finally did it!!! Just bought my steel razor. Thank you Nora for the Albatross shaving recommendation. I might not get this razor before the end of the month/challenge but I FINALLY did it. Only took 3 years!🥳

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    Celina Burgueño 7/27/2020 10:04 AM
    My emails are getting much less cordial and much more pointed these last few days. No longer asking what they are going to do...instead I’m calling them straight out on their waste and pointing out specific changes they could make.

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    Celina Burgueño 7/26/2020 10:50 AM
    Shout out to my coworker Jeff Prasnal. Thinking of ideas for how to decrease our use of plastic bags during staff meeting!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/25/2020 9:45 AM
    Got to talk to my aunt last night about the power of consumerism and plastic’s eternal problem. Hope I inspired her to think twice about her purchases.

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    Celina Burgueño 7/25/2020 9:43 AM
    I love seeing people with their reusable cloth masks at the zoo (when they are wearing them correctly). It’s a new way to express yourself! #COVIDFashion

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    Celina Burgueño 7/24/2020 9:34 AM
    Why am I having such a hard time committing to the steel safety razor???