July 1 - July 31, 2019

Isabel Garcia-Trevino

San Antonio Zoo Crew

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 148 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

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 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Skip the Straw

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will purchase my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes from the thrift store.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:59 PM
    I keep a grocery bag of single use plastic to tie up into a ball to put in recycling (per city guidelines). I noticed that at the beginning of July, weekly I was putting at least 2 soccer-ball sized bags of single-use plastic into the recycling bin. Now, I've been putting in 1 soccer-ball sized bag. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Thrifty Pets
    How does buying used differ from buying new? How does each purchasing decision make you feel?

    Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:57 PM
    Buying used keeps "old" items from ending up in the trash. I feel good about buying used. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:55 PM
    Using smaller reusable bags when buying loose produce like apples, lemons, etc. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:54 PM
    Not directly in my community; however, down in South Padre I did notice that the Hilton hotel I stayed at did not give out single use straws with their beverages, including mixed drinks. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

    Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:52 PM
    Good known source of dirt for a garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Water Bottles
    Using the links provided, investigate the bottling practices of water corporations. There have been many cases where the water rights of the local people have been violated or even completely disregarded when a corporation decides to bottle water from a particular water source. How can you advocate for those who have been harmed by this bottling process?

    Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:52 PM
    reduce or not buy bottled water, period.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Provide the Alternatives
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) does your family regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Isabel Garcia-Trevino 8/01/2019 3:51 PM
    straws - reusable heavy duty plastic or stainless steel

  • Isabel Garcia-Trevino 7/27/2019 6:50 AM
    When people ask me why I pick up trash in random parking lots or parks, I tell them about our zoo's mission and expectations as ambassadors for our animals. They generally have a positive reaction to it. 

  • Isabel Garcia-Trevino 7/15/2019 8:09 AM
    I remembered to take reusable bags to non-grocery stores. I did over hear someone say, "oh, that's a good idea" while I was in line waiting for the cashier. 

  • Isabel Garcia-Trevino 7/08/2019 6:24 AM
    I'm remembering to take my reusable bags to the grocery store.