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Wanda Kolo

Saint Louis Zoo

""When we start to act, hope is everywhere" - Greta Thunberg"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,166 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,005
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    4
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    51
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Wanda's Actions

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 7 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 26
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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Reusable Face Coverings
    In what other ways can you use creativity or innovation to reduce your waste while adapting to our current times?

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    Wanda Kolo 7/28/2020 7:05 PM
    As I have been doing litter clean-ups throughout the month, I have really come to appreciate how much using reusable/ washable face covering benefit the environment. Sadly, I have picked up a lot of disposable face masks and also disposable gloves. It's gross to pick up other people's trash, but it is even more gross to think about that ending up in the rivers and oceans or hurting wild birds and animals. If you do use a disposable masks or gloves, please be sure to properly throw it away in a trash bag that can be tied and thrown in a dumspter. 

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    Wanda Kolo 7/28/2020 6:55 PM
    It's home stretch team!! You guys are AWESOME and you are making a difference. Little choices and big ones, everyday, over a period of time add up to A LOT of change! Thanks for being part of our amazing Saint Louis Zoo team!

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    Wanda Kolo 7/20/2020 4:36 AM
    My new goal is to get to 1000 pieces of litter before the end of July. Now that it's in writing, it's official. :)

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    Wanda Kolo 7/18/2020 12:42 PM
    111 pieces of trash on this EXTREMELY gross, hot day! Whew. My dog and I are recouping now.

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    Wanda Kolo 7/15/2020 8:24 PM
    HALF WAY POINT, Y'ALL!! Let's remember to add our actions. :)

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    Wanda Kolo 7/14/2020 6:04 PM
    50 pieces of trash tonight! :pts of plastic bottles, lids., chip and snack wrapper and some gloves and randomness. 

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    Wanda Kolo 7/13/2020 6:41 PM
    Tonight as I was wrapping up my evening walk w/ my dog, I pulled over to let another dog and her owner pass by. As I bent over to pick up litter in the road to fill my bag, the woman stood there, lifted her arm with a full bag of trash and said "it's nice to meet another picker." And we bonded over cleaning up trash from the environment.

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    Wanda Kolo 7/07/2020 3:11 PM
    I finally figured out how to high five on here! Go team, go! You are doing great!

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    Wanda Kolo 7/02/2020 2:44 PM
    During my afternoon dog walk I picked up another 30 pieces of plastic litter. It not only helps the environment, but it helps our communities be safe, clean, and pretty. And it really isn't much add to an already required activity (if you have a dog). :)

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    Wanda Kolo 7/02/2020 5:27 AM
    12 pieces of plastic trash cleaned up while walking my dog. All that before 7am! Cleaning up plastic debris while walking in your neighborhood is a great way to help the environment!