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Joel Howard

Oklahoma City Zoo

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 699 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    38
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    89
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    121
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    44
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Joel's Actions

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 2 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Give Up Gum

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 31
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 31
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Joel Howard's avatar
    Joel Howard 7/22/2021 7:16 AM
    I really wish I would have switched to the wool balls for the dryer, long ago. Such an easy switch to make! I highly recommend the change. Not just for conservation in the environment, but conserving some change in my pocket, too. Just more effecient overall.