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Caterina Meyers

Oakland Zoo

"Taking action for wildlife"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 226 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    41
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    4
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    20
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Caterina's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for plastic reduction policies that are better for both the planet and people.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Caterina Meyers's avatar
    Caterina Meyers 7/21/2020 10:40 AM
    I am still noticing SO MUCH SINGLE USE PLASTIC everywhere..... working on cleaning products that do not involve plastic products. 

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      Caterina Meyers 7/29/2020 1:35 PM
      THANK YOU ALICIA! I'm going to try that

    • Alicia Powers's avatar
      Alicia Powers 7/23/2020 3:39 PM
      I've converted to the bar dish soap.  I've been using the Meliora brand for a while now, and highly recommend.

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:06 PM
    I have to be better about loging in each day.... but I am thinking and taking action daily!
  • 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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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:06 PM
    I'm noticing that the shampoo bars last a fair amount of time, especially if I make sure that they are drying out/ draining between showers. I really like the smaller footprint in the bathroom too.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:05 PM
    There is nothing better than working as a group towards a common goal. The satisfaction of seeing the improvement after a few hours is awesome!

  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using reusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable food packaging or eating utensils, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:04 PM
    I think a lot of people would support compostable replacements, even if there's a higher cost. 
  • 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.

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:04 PM
    I love that most coffee and fast food places are waiting until you request a straw to give you a paper straw-- saves resources all around. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:03 PM
    People in my neighborhood really notice when we pick up litter on our daily walks, it makes them curious and friendly towards us.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Write Letters or Emails
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems - like plastic pollution - differently?

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:02 PM
    I like thinking about the opportunities in addressing the problem: jobs created, art made, increased potential for ecotourism dollars, etc. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Sign a Petition
    What is a plastic-related issue in your state/province?

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    Caterina Meyers 7/15/2020 5:02 PM
    A major problem right now is the resurgence of single use plastic containers and bags used for take out food and retail shops due to the coronavirus safety measures.