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Carol Casagrande

Maryland Zoo

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 986 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1.0
    conversation
    with a person
  • UP TO
    4.0
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    62
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    20
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    21
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Carol's 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

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Study

Numbers Everywhere

The numbers #1-7 on plastics tell us a lot - and can help us be better recyclers. I will learn what these numbers mean and which types of plastics are accepted for recycling in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Bathroom

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Go Strawless

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Choose Reusable Food Storage

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Travel Eating

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 10 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


  • Carol Casagrande's avatar
    Carol Casagrande 7/28/2023 3:37 PM
    When I walk my dog in the neighborhood I see a lot of trash in the gutters of the road. I started picking up that to help with my evening challenge. It is a good idea to bring a bag along to put the trash in. Most times I carry it in my hand, but a bag would be better and remind me to look for items.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Bathroom Travel Toiletries
    What is the benefit of using bar soaps or refilling your travel sized containers? Is this an action you think you will keep in your life?

    Carol Casagrande's avatar
    Carol Casagrande 7/17/2023 6:29 PM
    The bar soap keeps a plastic container from being used because the pump soaps are in a plastic container.

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    Carol Casagrande 7/06/2023 5:05 PM
    There have been workers on our road all week. So when I walk my dog in the evening I have been picking up plastic water bottles and straws. Today was a jackpot day, which means these workers are rediculous, but I picked up 8 plastic bottles and 2 straws!