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Celina Burgueño

Zoo New England

"Plastic waste is everywhere but small steps in the right direction can accumulate. The past three years have fundamentally changed my relationship with plastic and I’m grateful for another year to improve."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,539 Total

Participant Impact

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    advocacy actions
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  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning

Celina's Actions

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 31
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

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 2 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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 7/31/2021 6:53 AM
    Learning about bio plastics was my last one time challenge. Interesting to read, but not very encouraging. Most of these things will contaminate normal recycling and my town doesn’t even have options for them! Seems like a hopeful idea but not fully baked. 

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    Celina Burgueño 7/30/2021 1:24 PM
    Today was a Field Conservation day for me at work. Being out in nature is a great way to stay motivated for PFJ!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/29/2021 1:17 PM
    The Burgueños are BIG ice cream fans, so today I am emailing a few ice cream companies to enoucrage them to replace plastic in their products. Specifically, the little film that goes across the top of some containers is a total waste of money and plastic!!!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/28/2021 12:54 PM
    Ziploc bags are TECHNICALLY single use, but in my family we were always taught to wash and reuse. So far I haven’t found any great alternatives to the classic Ziplco snack baggie (and I have tried), so being able to at least re-use them is encouraging. They really can be sturdy and long-lasting. In a single year I only bought one box!!

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      Maya F 7/28/2021 2:18 PM
      My family uses little zip-up cloth bags, they even have cool colors and patterns!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/27/2021 5:59 AM
    Watching the documentary last night made me hyper-aware of the divide between people in this country. Even an issue that seemed straight forward, like plastic water bottles, divided a town on what it means to be “free”. It is discouraging to know that people will cry that their freedom is being revoked when the whole point is to be FREE of plastic.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Celina Burgueño 7/26/2021 7:40 PM
    I watched ‘Divide in Concord’, which focuses on an 84 year old woman who passed a plastic water bottle ban in Concord in 2012 via the Town Meeting. The doc was low budget, but I loved its message that change on a local level can be effective. Concord was first but now other towns have been empowered to do the same, and it can only spread from there.

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    Celina Burgueño 7/26/2021 9:19 AM
    Take out is not very PFJ friendly, but at least we didn’t ask for utensils or extra sauce.

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    Celina Burgueño 7/25/2021 11:22 AM
    Only one week left for this challenge but we still need to be aware all year round!!!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/24/2021 11:05 AM
    Sending emails to companies during PFJ really separates the “men from the boys” (as they say). Companies that don’t bother to respond have definitely fallen off my list!

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    Celina Burgueño 7/23/2021 9:36 AM
    Finally got my documentary DVD from the library. Looking forward to watching this one with my family this weekend