July 1 - July 31, 2019

Clare Lazar

Reid Park Zoo

"To make a difference. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 904 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    50
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    740
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    29
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

One piece at a time

When out around town, working, going to the movies, doing the grocery shopping or taking a walk, I'll pick up trash I see. Every little bit helps!

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

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 7 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 10 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 18 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 9 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Clare Lazar 7/31/2019 3:37 PM
    This has been so educational and fun. I've talked about my mindfulness on the Ecochallenge to friends and family, hoping to plant seeds in them to think how they can make changes to support continued life for all that live on the planet. We're here for a reason and that is not to be destructive. I believe all of life, whether in the air, in the sea or on the soil has value. We must respond to the needs of Mother Nature. She is counting on all of the humans to work together and help her to survive. Let's Win Together!

  • Clare Lazar 7/18/2019 11:22 PM
    Tonight I attended the democratic debate for the next mayoral candidate. They announced at the beginning of the program they would not be offering water in plastic bottles. Much to everyone's delight they told us there was a water fountain in the lobby. AWESOME!

  • Clare Lazar 7/16/2019 10:13 PM
    I had to hold my tongue today when I noticed a customer at Circle K clean out their car of two 'refillable' cups, throw them both in the trash and then proceed to purchase a new drink in a new cup, UGG! I wish there were signs about the Ecochallenge on all convenience store doors. Well, every bit helps, each day. Here's to another opportunity to make a difference tomorrow, CHEERS! 

  • Clare Lazar 7/05/2019 8:21 PM
    I want to thank the team organizers and teammates, I'm so inspired by all of you. 

  • Clare Lazar 7/04/2019 1:24 PM
    Going great! I'm collecting my recyclable items while traveling to take home with me. 

  • Clare Lazar 7/03/2019 3:41 PM
    I want everyone to take the Ecochallenge. I'm so glad I am.

  • Clare Lazar 7/02/2019 8:52 PM
    I'm grateful for how mindful I'm being to reduce my use of plastics.