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Keith K. Crow

ABQ BioPark

"Discover Nature, Inspire Action"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,531 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    37
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    228
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    58
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    527
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    40
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    44
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    275
    minutes
    spent learning

Keith K. 's Actions

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Dig into Bioplastics

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching the impacts of bioplastics and how to properly dispose of them in my city, and I will share this information with 2 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

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

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 6 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Justice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 60 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

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!

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Thoughtful Toys

I will only buy cloth, wooden or plant-based natural rubber toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 60 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption

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

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden using as little plastic as possible and to save from the plastic used buying herbs and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Fill a Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Keith K. Crow 7/31/2022 7:17 PM

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    Keith K. Crow 7/29/2022 11:52 AM
    We are entering the final weekend of the challenge.  We're curious if this challenge has helped you change habits, become more aware plastic recycling and waste?   What did this challenge change in your life? 

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    Keith K. Crow 7/23/2022 7:37 AM
    Our Team Impact for the first 23 days!   8 days left . . . 

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    Keith K. Crow 7/23/2022 7:33 AM
    If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired
    Rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold
    Recycled or composted
    Then it should be restricted, redesigned
    Or removed from production 
    -Pete Seeger

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    Keith K. Crow 7/22/2022 9:25 AM
    I've not been to the Zoo Café in over a year.   I was surprised to see they have vacated the condiment dispensers and now have the plastic packets . . . probably due to Covid, but they are still using public access soda fountains; what's the sanitary difference between the two dispensers.    They've worked hard on being green with containers, cups, straws, lids, etc. etc. so kudos for those positive changes!

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    Keith K. Crow 7/21/2022 9:09 AM

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      Samantha Smith 7/21/2022 9:44 AM
      Those statistics are sad but a good reminder of why we're doing this challenge!

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    Keith K. Crow 7/21/2022 9:07 AM
    Bag it movie: An environmental documentary on plastic. After watching it, you’ll never think about plastic in the same way again.     http://www.bagitmovie.com/

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    Keith K. Crow 7/12/2022 9:16 AM
    Many carpet options are made from recycled water bottles.  https://www.plasticsmakeitpossible.com/plastics-recycling/how-to-recycle/at-home/recycle-your-carpeting/


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    Keith K. Crow 7/10/2022 8:37 AM

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    Keith K. Crow 7/06/2022 9:52 AM

    22 tips for going plastic free


    1. BYO bag

    2. Use a thermos or a KeepCup

    3. Avoid individually wrapped products

    4. Don’t buy fruit and veggies wrapped in plastic!

    5. Swap out the Gladwrap for beeswax wraps or containers 

    6. Buy your meat or cheese from the deli and ask to use your own container.

    7. Have a bottle on hand

    8. Refuse the straw! Use your lips.

    9. Ditch disposable plates

    10. Grow your own

    11. Get to the farmers’ markets or bulk food store

    12. Buy refills

    13. Take your own container to the food court instead

    14. Swap your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush.

    15. Ladies, a menstrual cup is not as scary as it sounds

    16. Use an electric shaver

    17. Try natural scents

    18. Step away from the microbeads

    19. Don’t throw away old toys

    20. Don’t throw away phones

    21. Avoid lighters

    22. Invest in cloth nappies

    https://www.australianethical.com.au/blog/22-tips-for-going-plastic-free/