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Krystina Jarvis

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

"Do what you can, when you can, where you can. Progress > Perfection."

Points Total

  • 5 Today
  • 55 This Week
  • 313 Total

Krystina's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

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Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

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One-Time Action

Personal Care

Green Beauty

When it's time to buy more, I will replace my beauty products with refillable, sustainable, and/or DIY options.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Krystina Jarvis 6/29/2022 10:23 AM
    Since COVID, I've gotten out of the habit of bringing my own mug for coffee. Because I'm in Ecochallenge mode already, when I left the house this morning I made sure to grab a mug from the cabinet. My goal is to avoid all single-use cups in July!

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    Krystina Jarvis 6/25/2022 1:26 PM
    Pro-tip! If you're shopping in the bulk dry goods section of your grocery store, you don't need fancy bags!

    I haven't purchased plastic baggies in probably 10 years but I still have some that I wash and reuse. Before I went to the store today I grabbed a couple from my door and filled them with almonds and cashews from the bulk section. I wrote the PLU # in my phone and just told the cashier what those numbers were.

    No extra money spent, no additional plastic, and I'll keep reusing these bags until they fall apart. Always use what you have first! This challenge is a great opportunity to get creative.

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    Krystina Jarvis 6/24/2022 11:24 AM
    Hey team! We've got so many new teammates and I'm excited to have you all here!

    Quick tips: Be sure to add a profile pic, a banner image, and a mission statement to snag 25 points right away! Then mark any actions you already do and choose your actions for the challenge so when July 1 hits you're ready to hit the ground running.

    I'd also love to know why you joined the Plastic Free Ecochallenge this year. Post to the feed with your "why" and earn another 5 points!

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    Krystina Jarvis 6/16/2022 8:00 AM
    It's Plastic  Free Ecochallenge time! I'm so ready to dive into new actions that will push me to continue reducing my impact on the planet - and revive some old actions that fell to the wayside with the impacts of covid. I can't wait to see the impact we create together this year.