July 1 - July 31, 2019

Bekky Muscher-Hodges

San Antonio Zoo Crew

"To gain knowledge of, educate, and implement habits concerning single- use plastics."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,345 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    124
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    62
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 60 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Estimate Your 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 Challenge

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 14 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 4 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/31/2019 12:40 PM
    Well, last day of the official Plastic Free July Challenge...  just went grocery shopping with hubby.  Wins and losses.  Reusable bags, check!  Seems line everything that we needed to purchase was plastic wrapped except for squash, zucchini, and onions.  Sigh.  Looking around at other people's grocery carts is just staggering too.  Everything is plastic. 
    Need to look into alternative wet cat food packaging...  maybe just raw diet?  But now my brain is wandering.
    It has been a fun challenge this year!  Looking forward to keeping up new habits and continuing to find ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
    See you next July!

  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/30/2019 1:17 PM
    My missing Nalgene has been recovered!  So happy!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

    Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/30/2019 7:56 AM
    Mixed success with this action.  I did not get to do much long travel, only day trips.  I try always to have my reusable tumbler for coffee and my Nalgene for water (until I lost it in the river on Saturday...  FAIL!).  I do have metal chopsticks and straws that I keep in my vehicle.  I have a soft sided lunch bag that I use to bring my lunch/ food back and forth to work and on trips.

  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/29/2019 8:53 AM
    Last THREE days!  Let's finish strong San Antonio Zoo Crew!

  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/28/2019 12:21 PM
    I lost my Nalgene on the river yesterday :(

  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/26/2019 11:11 AM
    Went to an all vegetarian restaurant yesterday.  They put these straws on the table. 
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    Which is great if you compost!

  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/25/2019 6:19 AM
    I was so happy to see a post (on Instagram) concerning one of my absolute favorite places in the world... Komodo National Park. Park Rangers are also doing beach clean ups (this graphic is from a tour company) involving local people. Heartwarming!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

    Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/25/2019 6:13 AM
    All about making contacts and sharing ideas!  If we all work together scratching each other's backs, helping each other out, everyone benefits!  Often these activities bring together entities with diverse backgrounds, so it becomes a win-win...  for people and the environment!

  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/23/2019 8:10 AM
    Looking forward to tubing this weekend!  Check out the Comal River Rules!
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  • Bekky Muscher-Hodges 7/22/2019 1:13 PM
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    Look at all of this packaging for these boxes!!!!

    • Sam Peterson 7/22/2019 1:26 PM
      Fail!  Love it when durable items are extra wrapped for protection.  *eyeroll*