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Bigi Luginbuhl

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

"To continue to move towards being plastic neutral!"

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Participant Impact

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    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
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    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    73
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    70
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Bigi's Actions

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

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Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

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Personal Care

Lather Up

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

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Community

Estimate My 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.

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One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

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Community

Host a Watch Party

I will host a watch party with friends and/or colleagues to watch and discuss a movie about plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 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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Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

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Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make 8 of my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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One-Time Action

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  • Bigi Luginbuhl's avatar
    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/31/2020 5:57 AM
    I definitely will keep on keeping on with working towards plastic neutral  I also will continue to share my ideas with others to at least get them thinking. I feel like I have so many more documentaries to watch now too. I have learned more this year than last and it’s been fun too. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a Watch Party
    How does hosting a watch party help you to get to know your guests, connect them to the cause you are focusing on, and build your community?

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/30/2020 12:48 PM
    It starts a conversation and gets everyone thinking about things in a different way than maybe they hadn’t thought of before. It’s sharing something your passionate about and hopefully opening more eyes up to the reality of what’s going on in the world. 

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/30/2020 4:16 AM
    I need a new vitamix pitcher and didn’t want to get it because first it’s expensive and also plastic but I just found out they make metal ones again like they did years ago. So exciting. 

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/29/2020 10:24 AM
    I wish there was a solution for All the rubber gloves I go through at work. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets All Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/28/2020 7:40 AM
    It’s better for their health and not adding more plastic production and then waste is also great. 

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/28/2020 7:39 AM
    I have been learning and experimenting with soap berries and I really like them. It takes some time and I think adding essential oils really helps the scent. Anyone else used them at all?

    • Jessica Fowler's avatar
      Jessica Fowler 7/30/2020 6:18 PM
      You can also put essential oils on wool dryer balls. I find the scent seems to linger on the clothes more than when the oils are in the wash. 

    • Bigi Luginbuhl's avatar
      Bigi Luginbuhl 7/28/2020 9:05 AM
      The essential oils I add to the berries themselves so they don't leave a residue.  You can also just add the essential oils to a piece of cotton and add it to the wash.  Works great.

    • Julianne Doctor's avatar
      Julianne Doctor 7/28/2020 8:23 AM
      I've heard of soap berries but haven't done much research on them. I've never used essential oils before; have you noticed if it leaves any type of residue on your clothes after washing?
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/28/2020 7:37 AM
    The biggest difference is the time it takes to make the cleaning products and the shelf life is much shorter. I really enjoy making them myself though and obviously it is much better for the planet and cheaper. 

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/27/2020 7:32 AM
    Doing pretty good but it has been hard to share information about the importance of using plastic alternatives and avoiding plastics without sounding judgmental and preachy. A lot of people don’t want to put the time in to find other options for things they have always gotten. Too much trouble for them. It can be frustrating. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/27/2020 7:30 AM
    It really made me realize plastic in my life I completely overlooked. It opened my eyes a lot more and is helping motivate me to change even more this year. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Bigi Luginbuhl 7/26/2020 6:21 AM
    That maybe little by little change can happen and we can all make a difference