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Amber MacDonald

Zoo New England

"Striving to become more aware of the ways my actions impact the planet - and to live lighter!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,194 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    29
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Amber's Actions

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 5
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

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

Lifestyle

Ditch Dryer Sheets

I will use wool dryer balls or another plastic-free alternative to dryer sheets to keep my clothes static-free.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about the Harms of 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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Amber MacDonald 7/27/2021 10:06 AM
    I've noticed many more stores and restaurants defaulting to paper bags over plastic this time around which has helped - baby steps!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Amber MacDonald 7/15/2021 8:03 AM
    It can be very disheartening seeing the amt of plastic waste we are surrounded by every day, not just in our communities but worldwide, so trying to stay focused on implementing one small change at a time in my own life - and sharing great companies and products with others! 

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    Amber MacDonald 7/13/2021 5:42 AM
    Does anyone know of any groups hosting local cleanup days? Thanks!
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

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    Amber MacDonald 7/12/2021 9:22 AM
    Pleasantly surprised with how well the gloves work to remove all the shedding this adorable monster is doing in this hot hot weather :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Amber MacDonald 7/06/2021 7:51 AM
    I'm still finding a lot of things are individually wrapped in plastic that weren't pre-COVID era - hoping we can find a safe way go back to less packaging and buying in bulk mindset soon!

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    Amber MacDonald 6/25/2021 9:03 AM
    Happy to be back on the team - and welcome to any members of The Wild Things, ZNE's emerging leaders group, who join in!