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Anjanette Marlette

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 611 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    88
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    51
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    56
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Anjanette's 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 29
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

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Anjanette Marlette's avatar
    Anjanette Marlette 7/13/2020 8:13 AM
    I’m loving this challenge! It helps me stay more aware to little things I can do to help make a big difference. I’ve also been searching for books such as The Zero Waste Lifestyle to learn more

    • Christi Nakajima's avatar
      Christi Nakajima 7/29/2020 8:09 AM
      My friend actually bought the book, "How to Give Up Plastic" - I'll have to see if she recommends it!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Anjanette Marlette's avatar
    Anjanette Marlette 7/09/2020 8:15 AM
    I haven’t noticed any changes in my community, but this goes to show that I need to keep talking, sharing, and getting the information out there.  

    • Christi Nakajima's avatar
      Christi Nakajima 7/09/2020 2:22 PM
      I have noticed that some places (shout out to Sitwell's Coffee House) give out paper straws! Super nice to get an iced coffee on these blistering hot days!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

    Anjanette Marlette's avatar
    Anjanette Marlette 7/09/2020 8:12 AM
    I wonder if it may be causing some itching, and skin irritation.