July 1 - July 31, 2020

Christi Nakajima

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Points Total

  • 40 Today
  • 129 This Week
  • 360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Christi's Actions

Food

Say "No" to Excess Delivery Disposables

When ordering delivery food, I will indicate I do not want any disposable utensils, straws, or napkins.

COMPLETED 0
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 0
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

Lifestyle

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral
    What did you find out about your plastic consumption by using the calculator? What did or didn't surprise you?

    Christi Nakajima 7/01/2020 2:57 PM
    Generally when I think about my own plastic consumption, I think about all of the plastic packaging at the grocery store. However, taking this quiz made me realize that more of my footprint lies in the dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, cleaning supplies, and other kitchen items that I use every day, as well as the disposable plastic cups + containers I get when I buy iced coffee or get takeout (just 1x/week though!)
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  • Christi Nakajima 6/30/2020 8:40 AM
    I have my reusable water bottle and shopping bag ready for July! I'm participating in this challenge because I think the world's oceans and their wildlife are INCREDIBLE and I want to help keep them that way! :) 
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    • Fia Turczynewycz 6/30/2020 12:03 PM
      YES! I wrote how I want to be a part of this challenge to hold myself accountable, but ultimately, I am joining this challenge to help keep our planet as clean and healthy as can be. Oceans, rainforests, prairies, urban settings, forests, and my favorite - mountains!