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Zac Elliott

The Order of the Sea Turtles

"Nix the nurdles to fix the turtles!! Somebody write that down! That is conservation messaging gold right there. "

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    83
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Zac's Actions

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY 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 I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Zac Elliott 7/20/2020 11:53 AM
    By giving my dog all natural pet toys, I minimize my carbon footprint, I support eco-friendly products and businesses and I will now what goes into her body.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

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    Zac Elliott 7/14/2020 3:00 PM
    The fresh stuff has no high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives which certainly is healthier and an added bonus is that we have less things to try to recycle because we never bought them in the first place,
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Just Say No
    Do some research on polystyrene and polyvinyl. How many items in your house already contain these toxins?

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    Zac Elliott 7/14/2020 12:40 PM
    Almost everything. It's like the Red40 or high-fructose corn syrup of non-foods.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Reusable Face Coverings
    In what other ways can you use creativity or innovation to reduce your waste while adapting to our current times?

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    Zac Elliott 7/08/2020 7:42 AM
    I could use all of my kids' old pop-tart wrappers to make the outer layer of my homemade geodesic dome look chrome. Jon would also like a camping blanket.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Zac Elliott 7/08/2020 7:29 AM
    Having a garden supports pollination. Pollination is vital for production of many staples in our lives such as coffee, tea, and tequila. 

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    Zac Elliott 7/05/2020 11:44 AM

    • Allie Hobgood's avatar
      Allie Hobgood 7/10/2020 9:06 AM
      That's so smart Zac. Yea I'm in Hales! We'll have to work out the details soon.

    • Zac Elliott's avatar
      Zac Elliott 7/07/2020 6:20 AM
      Yeah I am totally down. I have started carrying a trash bag when I take my walks around my neighborhood each day to "save two birds with one stone" so to speak.


    • Hales Miller's avatar
      Hales Miller 7/06/2020 5:18 AM
      Allie/Zac,
      I'm on board for a group clean-up! Maybe someday after or before work?

    • Allie Hobgood's avatar
      Allie Hobgood 7/05/2020 7:28 PM
      Love these ideas Zac! Once we can do so safely, we should really organize a group cleanup effort somewhere!