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Leslie Gittemeier

Saint Louis Zoo

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,140 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    304
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    7
    petitions
    signed

Leslie's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for plastic reduction policies that are better for both the planet and people.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/28/2020 1:24 PM
    Only 3 more days to go! Let's do this!!!

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/20/2020 12:50 PM
    I called my Senators and Representative today to urge them to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 (Senate Bill 3263, HR 5845). This bill would shift responsibility for waste management and recycling to manufacturers and producers (instead of consumers), set up a national beverage container refund, establish minimum recycled content standard and phase out certain single-use plastic products that are not recyclable. Additionally, the act would stop plastic waste exports. 

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/16/2020 10:27 AM
    Great job team, we have passed 5,000 points!

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/13/2020 10:43 AM
    If you are looking for a free film to watch to learn about the plastic problem, I recommend Frontline's Plastic Wars, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dk3NOEgX7o

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/11/2020 3:40 PM
    Great job team! Today we passed 4,000 points and we are currently in 19th place. Keep up the great work and spread the word. :D

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/07/2020 10:04 AM
    Hi team!

    We now have 59 members, hooray! I hope your first week of Plastic Free July has gone well. We would love to celebrate your accomplishments with you and provide you with answers or support for any challenges you face. You can post on the team's feed by clicking "Feed" on the top bar, on the page it brings you to you'll find a text box. Check the "Post Only to My Team's Feed" if you would only like the Saint Louis Zoo team to see what you write. 

    Have a great week!

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/06/2020 10:04 AM
    Greenpeace has assessed the plastic use and reduction efforts by some major U.S. grocers. You can check out their results at https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/reports/packaging-away-the-planet-2019/.

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/06/2020 9:16 AM
    To find a lot of petitions focused on plastic reduction check out this Plastic Pollution Coalition website, https://p2a.co/DUghpK4

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/02/2020 9:29 AM
    Our team is almost to 1,500 points and it's only day two of the official challenge! Can you points get us past this threshold today?
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Leslie Gittemeier 7/02/2020 9:10 AM
    I shows that I care about the cleaniliness and health of our community and hopefully encourages those who witness me cleaning to also help keep the community clean or at least not pollute.