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Jill King

Maryland Zoo

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 481 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    20
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    39
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    31
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    10
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    24
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    17
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    7.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    waste audit
    conducted

Jill's actions

Community

Learn about Environmental Justice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 15 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 15 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

Follow the Chasing Arrows

The chasing arrows symbol we associate with recycling doesn't always actually mean something is recyclable. I will spend at least 10 minutes learning the different meanings the symbol can have.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

Estimate Your Ecological Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint, and from the results brainstorm and take action on ways I can reduce my annual footprint.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Study

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Fill a Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own travel cup.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Go Strawless

I will keep 6 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own reusable straw.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Kitchen

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden using as little plastic as possible and to save from the plastic used buying herbs and veggies.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Travel Eating

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Bathroom

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kitchen

Skip Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Jill King's avatar
    Jill King 8/01/2023 7:19 AM
    Hey - sorry I didn't get to enter my participation for the last week... traveling and didn't have a chance before the end of the month... if there is a way to get back in to update my activities from last week (I learned a lot from the research links provided and I know that adds bigger points than just trash and straws), please send along.
    Otherwise - thanks for the reminder to participate nd make this effort a priority... Look forward to next year!