July 1 - July 31, 2019

Sinclair Boggs

Maryland Zoo

"High enthusiasm about low waste!"

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 255 This Week
  • 2,506 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    15
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    17
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    17
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 17 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 3 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 5 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 6 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 17 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

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

    Sinclair Boggs 7/21/2019 2:37 PM
    Brining your own utensils ends up making your an advocate whether you like it our not because people notice! Plastic is often used for take out so one way to keep spreading the message is to always leave a “no plastic utensils please!” Note in the comments when ordering food and maybe even explain way.

  • Sinclair Boggs 7/18/2019 6:48 PM
    Traveling plastic free! Got a Dunkin coffee in the airport in my own cup.
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  • Sinclair Boggs 7/16/2019 6:32 AM
    🎶Woah, we're half way there
    Woah, livin' plastic free!🎶

    It's hard to believe we are half way through the challenge. Keep up the great work, team!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Sinclair Boggs 7/15/2019 1:33 PM
    Once you start looking at things like cleaned out salsa jars or pasta jars as possible reusable contains, it's hard not to want to keep every one you use and become a jar hoarder! 

  • Sinclair Boggs 7/12/2019 11:50 AM
    Made my own hummus last night and stored it in a glass container!

  • Sinclair Boggs 7/08/2019 9:30 AM
    Isn't it amazing that the Chesapeake Bay watershed extends all the way up to New York? Sadly that means a piece of trash on the ground anywhere in this area that gets washed into a waterway today's rain could end up in the bay.
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  • 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?

    Sinclair Boggs 7/08/2019 9:22 AM
    I have not experienced side effects from aluminum deodorant but unfortunately have had to test several "natural" deodorants to find one that does not irritate me. Many non-aluminum deodorants, including ones that are available without plastic packaging,  contain backing soda which I have found to be very harsh on my skin. I think this is probably one barrier to people making the switch. 

  • Sinclair Boggs 7/07/2019 4:23 PM
    My favorite thing this year continues to be how many people notice and engage in conversation about plastic when they see me choosing plastic free. Last night I brought my own cup to a party where I knew there would be plastic cups and several people noticed and  said they would want to do the same in the future. The word is spreading! 

  • Sinclair Boggs 7/04/2019 7:17 AM
    Yesterday a fellow grocery shopper saw me putting some produce in a reusable bag and said “that’s so great that you brought your own bag. I have a bag in my car I’m going to go get it.” She immediately left the store and came back with a bag!  I was so happy that my actions inspired someone else! 

  • Sinclair Boggs 7/01/2019 11:05 AM
    It's here, it's here! Let's go team Maryland Zoo!
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