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Pat Heffernan

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 416 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    146
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    80
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    43
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    53
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Pat's Actions

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 90 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now reduce their need for plastic, including elderly and immunocompromised people, people without childcare, and people whose jobs have been affected by social distancing or stay-at-home orders.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 3 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY 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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Pat Heffernan 7/21/2020 6:33 PM
    Today was a travel day, two hours each way transporting service dogs in training.  I brought all my own snacks, all in re-usable containers!

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    Pat Heffernan 7/11/2020 10:28 AM
    Washed out all the zip lock bags I used for nuts for my lunches this week, will use them again next week!
  • 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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    Pat Heffernan 7/01/2020 7:56 PM
    By keeping my neighborhood clean, people are less likely to throw litter in the area.

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    Pat Heffernan 7/01/2020 7:42 PM
    Brought my lunch from home, all containers and utensils reusable!