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katie gothard

Newport Aquarium

"looking to help our planet!!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 701 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    97
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    58
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    76
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    106
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    66
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

katie's 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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Give Up Gum

I will give up gum or choose gum made from chicle or other plastic-free gum bases.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

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

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

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

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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    katie gothard 7/31/2021 9:12 AM
    Woo hoo! Last day! I am so proud of everyone and the effort NAQ has put in! We have all come together with a common goal and made a difference and I think that is amazing!

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    katie gothard 7/30/2021 6:09 AM
    I have really enjoyed Plastic Free July! This has allowed me to be more mindful about the products I am using, and it has given me time to sign petitions and read up on research and information that will help me both in work and in my personal life! This has also helped me understand that I don't have to be doing everything perfect to make an impact! Overall, this challenge was really fun and I am excited to carry this with me until next July!

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    katie gothard 7/27/2021 1:58 PM
    I'm super excited because the new restroom air fresheners we are looking at are able to be recycled!! Granted, they will have to be recycled by the original company, but I think that it is awesome that we are looking for greener ways to solve issues we have at the aquarium!

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    katie gothard 7/22/2021 12:20 PM
    I'm so excited for the Riversweep this evening! Can't wait for team bonding and helping our planet!

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    katie gothard 7/07/2021 7:22 AM
    Go team go!! We still have time to catch up to AAQ! I am so proud of the effort everyone is putting in!