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Barbara Carey

ABQ BioPark

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 695 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    75
    minutes
    spent learning

Barbara's Actions

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Pets

DIY Cat Litter

I will swap out my cat's litter for sawdust, mulch, or dirt with baking soda.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Pets

Waste free litter box

Use no wrap for soiled litter. Scoop it and toss it.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Clean Plate Club

When I need to replace my dish soap, I will switch to a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Eco Deodorant

I will switch to a plastic-free deodorant — whether purchased or DIY'd.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions with a sustainable, unpackaged, or refillable option.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Barbara Carey's avatar
    Barbara Carey 7/11/2022 7:10 AM
    I had already eliminated so much plastic from our lives that it is challenging to do more. I need to use up what I have and then do the research to find available products I can substitute. This takes much longer than a month. It's also a financial challenge. I'm not giving up, I'm just recognizing reality. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Barbara Carey's avatar
    Barbara Carey 7/09/2022 7:06 AM
    Very easy! I use an old dishpan and just scoop and toss.