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Allie Hobgood

Virginia Aquarium Fam - Bam No Plastic Ma'am

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Participant Impact

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    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Allie's Actions


Skip Plastic Bags

When possible, I will not use disposable bags when shopping, including produce bags.



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    Allie Hobgood 8/03/2022 5:18 AM
    What a fun month! Not only did we finish in 19th place overall, but we had a hugeeeee collective impact over the month of July and we shared TONS of fun advice and tips with each other. Thank you guys for being a part of this! Let's keep it going - what should our next challenge be?!

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    Allie Hobgood 7/29/2022 11:04 AM
    2 days, 9 hours, 55 minutes, and 15 seconds left! 🤪🤪🤪

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    Allie Hobgood 7/27/2022 10:34 AM
    Anyone think they can surpass the Watershed Warriors?!

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    Allie Hobgood 7/27/2022 10:33 AM
    FOUR MORE DAYS?!?! How is it even possible!

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    Allie Hobgood 7/19/2022 7:21 AM
    PHEW -- thank you guys SO much for holding down the team. 

    I've been mostly out of work and off of my phone for the past two weeks after our family suffered the loss of a loved one. I'm so glad to see the feed, and the team is still going strong! 

    We're holding steady at 19th place overall. Which is SUPER impressive considering there are 307 teams total and 230 teams which are actively participating in the challenge. Special shoutout to Dawn, Watershed Warriors 2022, Dorothy, Nicole, and Dylan for providing so much inspiration for all of us! 

    How are we all feeling about our progress so far?! Which new habits are you planning to carry into August with you?

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      Allie Hobgood 7/27/2022 10:33 AM
      Those are two big goals for me too Dawn! Have you ever tried composting at home for food waste?

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      Dawn Emery 7/19/2022 5:08 PM
      Sorry for your loss, Allie. The team is doing great- so proud of everyone’s efforts! I plan to keep finding ways to reduce the plastic  I come home with from the grocery store. Also plan to reduce my food waste.

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    Allie Hobgood 7/04/2022 8:21 AM
    Happy Monday team! How is everyone feeling about the challenge so far?! There is so much great information in the feed already. What's your favorite eco hack?!

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    Allie Hobgood 7/01/2022 3:50 PM
    Happy Plastic Free Julyyyyy!!!! Don't forget to check I'm and mark your actions complete each day to get your points. If you don't meet your challenges, that's fine too! Just click the partial check in option or mark the items you did complete as successfully done. Here's to a fun month!

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    Allie Hobgood 6/10/2022 7:09 AM
    Caryl shared this super exciting news with Karolyn and me earlier today!!

    The US government is to phase out single-use plastic products and packaging on public lands including national parks by 2023 in an attempt to reduce plastic pollution.

    Visitors to the United States’ national parks will soon see more compostable, biodegradable and recycled materials in restaurants and gift shops.

    Single-use plastics
    include plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags that are designed to be used once and thrown away.

    Deb Haaland
    , the Secretary of the Interior, issued an order on World Oceans Day (8 June). She said the Department of the Interior “has an obligation to play a leading role in reducing the impact of plastic waste on our ecosystems and our climate”.

    “As the steward of the nation’s public lands, including national parks and national wildlife refuges, and as the agency responsible for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats, we are uniquely positioned to do better for our Earth,” she said.

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    Allie Hobgood 6/02/2022 12:57 PM
    Hi friends! As you join, be sure you use the menu on the side to manage your actions. This section of the website will allow you browse challenges and select the ones you would like to participate in - or indicate that you have already completed certain items! I would also encourage you to walk through the self paced tutorial by clicking SHOW TUTORIAL, especially if you're new to this! Looking forward to a fun PFJ :)