July 1 - July 31, 2019

Bigi Luginbuhl

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

"To learn new ways to be eco friendly and continue to be inspired to protect our planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,442 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    145
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    28
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Create Your Own

Design and build outdoor compost bins

To finally build our outdoor compost bins. Been on the list a while but just needed the push. Tired of wasting good veggie scraps that could turn into good soil

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditions with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time 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 28 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 60 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/31/2019 11:46 AM
    No impact man was the documentary I watched and it was so inspiring and funny and sad to see how much waste we create in this society. I am going to have nightmares about plastic. Must see documentary!!

  • Bigi Luginbuhl 7/31/2019 11:38 AM
    Last day. I feel like I have made a lot of positive permanent changes during this challenge which I will continue and hopefully I will continue to inspire and motivate others to follow suit. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/31/2019 11:37 AM
    Starting a dog poo compost is better for the environment because it’s turning into soil and not going into the landfill. And no plastic bags to throw away even compostable ones which I learned aren’t always the best either
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/31/2019 11:35 AM
    It’s definitely a lot cheaper and there is no plastic or waste involved. I do want to find a more conditioning bar in the future though. It has been leaving my hair too dry. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/31/2019 11:33 AM
    I am definitely feeding my soil. 

  • Bigi Luginbuhl 7/30/2019 3:29 PM
    This has been a great challenge and  pretty eye opening. 

  • Bigi Luginbuhl 7/29/2019 4:10 PM

  • Bigi Luginbuhl 7/28/2019 5:07 PM
    Trying some hibiscus tooth powder in a jar. Probably super simple to make too so if I like it I can make it myself. 

  • Bigi Luginbuhl 7/27/2019 5:58 PM
    I wish our zoo had more compostables.silverware and cups instead of all the plastic. For a brief time we had compostable bowls in Palm plaza. 

  • Bigi Luginbuhl 7/26/2019 9:10 AM
    Used my shampoo bar but it left my hair pretty dry. Not sure if it’s just the bar I got but will have to figure out a way to hydrate my hair. Probably will have to try some other bars or make my own at some point.