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Kelly Dillow

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 997 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    151
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    5.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Kelly's Actions

Community

Pick Up the Phone

I will make 1 phone call(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brush with Bamboo

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for Plastic-Free Dining

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

Pets

Sustainable Suds: Pet Edition

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar or refillable shampoo option.

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

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Cook a Plastic Free Meal

I will prepare meals at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Bulk foods

Learn how and purchase foods from the bulk food section with my own containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 18
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Personal Care

Sustainable Suds

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Skip Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kelly Dillow 7/28/2022 7:30 AM
    I love reading all your posts and seeing what you've learned. We are almost done, keep up the good work!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate for Plastic-Free Dining
    What was your strategy in talking with your favorite restaurant's management? Did you find it to be effective?

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    Kelly Dillow 7/28/2022 7:16 AM
    I visit this restaurant all the time and their to go is in paper and with aluminum foil, so already doing better than most, but they plop that in a plastic bag with plastic cutlery (which I always ask them to skip). I simply asked them if they would consider asking customers if they wanted to cutlery or not as a starting point. 

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    Kelly Dillow 7/27/2022 9:08 AM
    The OKC zoo has the highest average number of points per member for the top teams. Good job!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brush with Bamboo
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Kelly Dillow 7/27/2022 6:25 AM
    I have not looked into it, but there may potentially be benefits just from not putting plastic into your mouth daily. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Sustainable Suds: Pet Edition
    In what ways does your pet make your life happier, more interesting, or more rewarding?

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    Kelly Dillow 7/26/2022 5:27 AM
    I could write a novel about this so I will just say that anytime people say they want children I ask them if they have just considered dogs instead? They will snuggle till their dying day, they always love you, and my dog has never slammed a door.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets All Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

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    Kelly Dillow 7/25/2022 6:16 AM
    This has been an interesting one for me b/c my dog does not like the all natural pet toys I purchased at all, so it just feels like a waste of money. Much better was getting used toys (he almost exclusively likes stuffed animals). I think I could also just buy actual children's stuffed animals from Goodwill.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Thrifty Pets
    How does buying used differ from buying new? How does each purchasing decision make you feel?

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    Kelly Dillow 7/25/2022 5:51 AM
    I didn't actually buy new, just begged used dog toys from friends and family. Dog toys can add up as an expense so I felt great getting them for free and also not purchasing something new.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Green Beauty
    How can you advocate for the importance of reducing packaging to the rest of your friends, family and larger community?

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    Kelly Dillow 7/23/2022 6:31 AM
    I think taking opportunities for having conversation about the plastic crisis whenever it comes up.

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    Kelly Dillow 7/22/2022 11:41 AM
    Guys we closed the gap between us and Starbucks by 1k points in one day!!! Keep it up and we can beat them!

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    Kelly Dillow 7/22/2022 6:49 AM
    Friday means the weekend for some of us, which is a great reminder to not forget that one way to reduce plastic (and resources) is to simply do less. I hope if you're getting time off this weekend you're getting to relax!