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Kyla Greenham

Toronto Zoo

"Making a difference in plastic pollution through leadership!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 821 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    donations
    made
  • up to
    18
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    734
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    467
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    41
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    32
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kyla's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 20 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 1 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 25
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

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

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

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Donate Zero Waste Period Products

I will donate 2 zero waste period kits to young people with periods so that they can reduce their waste and the financial burden of menstruation while continuing their education.

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

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    Kyla Greenham 7/29/2021 2:17 PM
    Hi All, just wanted to give a high fives to everyone who is participating this month. Way to go, you only have two more days.  Anyone developed a new habit?

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    Kyla Greenham 7/27/2021 7:26 AM
    Hi All, hope your month has been going well.  I'm finding some challenges are very easy to follow, but others still need reminders.  How are you setting up your reminders? How are you all doing with this year's challenge?

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    Kyla Greenham 7/15/2021 9:51 AM
    Thank you for joining me today to watch The Plastic Problem documentary.  Consider hosting a documentary watch party with your family and friends.  The link is available in the invitation.

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    Kyla Greenham 7/12/2021 6:05 AM
    Happy Monday Morning All. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Just wanted to say how wonderful everyone is doing in this challenge.  We are making a difference.  Join me on Thursday July 15th at 12:30pm to view a documentary by WWF about plastics waste.  Quickly and easily add up those points.  Don't forget to check in daily, as you earn points everyday you check in.

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    Kyla Greenham 7/03/2021 8:22 AM
    We are now day 4 of this year's challenge. Not sure what you have been up to, but I'm on my way to the back woods of Bobcaygeon for the day. My plastic challenge today is to pick up all the garbage I see on the trails. Keeping our wilderness clean.

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    Kyla Greenham 6/23/2021 7:11 AM
    Hi all teammates. I am so glad you decided to join our Plastic Free EcoChallenge campaign. We will be starting the challenge in 1 week and we hope to offer some fun activities for you to join in like documentaries, bingo and challenges.  Also join us for the Zoo's Facebook Lives every Wednesday in the month of July as we talk about what the Zoo is doing as a whole for reducing plastic waste.

    Don't forget, this year's challenge is open to our staff, volunteers and the public, so please encourage your friends and family to join you on our team.

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    Kyla Greenham 5/25/2021 8:51 AM
    It is just over a month away from the Plastics Free July Campaign. We are excited to be bringing this back to our Zoo and opening it to all who want to work with us to make this a cleaner, brighter year.