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Craig Marshall

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

"I am committed to our planet and as a result of committing to a reduction in plastic in my day-to day life including reduction in plastic bags, straws and plastic containers."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,397 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    495
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    11
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    62
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    167
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    88
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Craig's Actions

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 3 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Provide the Alternatives

I will provide daily plastic free alternatives (straws, water bottles, cuttlery, bar soap, bamboo toothbrushes, etc.) for my family to use.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 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

Community

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 180 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic reduction-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 11
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 60 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Glass Bottle Baby

I will replace 1 plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel alternatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Craig Marshall's avatar
    Craig Marshall 7/31/2021 12:57 PM
    Sting finish to a great impactful month.  Thank you team

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    Craig Marshall 7/31/2021 12:55 PM
    Strong finish to a great impactful month.  Looking forward to making this my routine going forward

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    Craig Marshall 7/30/2021 9:10 AM
    Making an impact to better the world, my community and myself
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

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    Craig Marshall 7/25/2021 8:31 AM
    We are eating healthier and killing two birds with one stone as a result - better environment/world and better me
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Craig Marshall 7/25/2021 8:31 AM
    It was easier than I thought.  It did not have a negative impact on the experience and I feel better as a result
  • Reflection Question
    Family Glass Bottle Baby
    How can you take your commitment to sustainable living beyond yourself and your family? How can you, personally, work toward broader change?

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    Craig Marshall 7/25/2021 8:29 AM
    Vote with my dollar on purchases and activities outside the home.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Sign a Petition
    What is a plastic-related issue in your state/province?

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    Craig Marshall 7/25/2021 8:27 AM
    One of the biggest is the use of plastic bags in stores - this needs to stop and stop now!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    Craig Marshall 7/23/2021 7:40 AM
    Straws - It’s estimated that Americans throw away more than half a billion straws per day, often after only one use. These little plastic tubes wind up in landfills, litter streets, and clutter up oceans, where animals mistake them for food.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

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    Craig Marshall 7/23/2021 7:37 AM
    the benefits are not just in the making of bar soap vs. liquid but also in the use of bar soap.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Craig Marshall 7/23/2021 7:30 AM
    My concern is people are blind to the impact and see it as their right or freedom not do something or change that climate and sustainability habits