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Kathy Hogue

Maryland Zoo

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 236 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Kathy's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 10 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 10 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Give Up Gum

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Give Up Gum
    Why do you chew gum? What habits could replace and meet your reasons for chewing gum?

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    Kathy Hogue 7/31/2021 10:30 AM
    Not any more!!! Replaced with fresh carrots or cherries. Obviously it was a unthinking habit.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

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    Kathy Hogue 7/31/2021 10:26 AM
    It is obviously so much better for them nutritionally. But given the option, they almost always went for the fresh stuff and I realized that I simply hadn’t been providing it.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

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    Kathy Hogue 7/29/2021 1:12 PM
    My two cats form what my husband calls my “entourage “.  They want to be in the same room with me unless they are sleeping. Fortunately, they sleep a lot. They are seven year old sister (Tuppence) and brother (Tommy), and they shed a lot! Great tip for catching hair.

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    Kathy Hogue 7/27/2021 10:10 AM
    Did not know that bamboo utensils had become so easily available.