July 1 - July 31, 2019

Crystal Nicole

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

"Just trying to make a ripple of difference in this world that will continue after I am gone from it"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,518 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    94
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

I will swap out my single use plastic bags for a pooper-scooper.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

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

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Tim Taylor Your Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Crystal Nicole 7/31/2019 2:53 PM
    Last day- I have been looking into toothpaste pellets- as FB keeps advertising cool stuff like they know me or something! 

  • Crystal Nicole 7/30/2019 8:56 AM

  • Crystal Nicole 7/30/2019 7:24 AM
    Throughout the month I have seen more and more facebook ads for sustainable products and events for clean up efforts! Coincidence? Nah- FB just listening in on my conversations and fulfilling the ad quota! 

  • Crystal Nicole 7/29/2019 5:57 PM
    I can't believe there's only a couple days left! I bought my fruit for the week last night- apples, peaches,pears & bananas. I am just looking at the other teams and thinking- wow- I hope these habits stay! 

  • Crystal Nicole 7/26/2019 5:50 AM
    I have bounced back and forth this week between being happy to pick up trash for the challenge & being mad at the slobs who litter in the first place! No respect!

  • Crystal Nicole 7/21/2019 8:17 PM
    Even though it's late- I didn't forget! My purchase at Michael's today-bag free, used my canvas tote at Publix & made sure no straws and picked up litter too! 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

    Crystal Nicole 7/19/2019 8:23 AM
    this is cheating- I have cats and therefore already have a pooper scooper- but hey, I use it daily

    • Crystal Nicole 7/26/2019 5:49 AM
      I do refill the boxes- and every month I wash them out completely (besides scooping everyday)- which is disgusting, but cleaner for my household and kitties

    • Jessica Fowler 7/25/2019 9:37 AM
      But you can use a reusable, refillable litter box instead of getting a new plastic tub every time. If you don;t already.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Try a Pet Shampoo Bar
    In what ways does your pet make your life happier, more interesting, or more rewarding?

    Crystal Nicole 7/19/2019 8:23 AM
    I am going to be completely honest- I had no idea they sold bar soap for pets and truthfully I have used plain ivory on my pets in the past- too cheap to buy special soap. But now that I found some on amazon- I am thrilled to try it.... 

  • Crystal Nicole 7/18/2019 7:59 AM
    Bananas are the fruit of the day~ I'm going to visit family this weekend and I'm thinking watermelon of these hot Florida days sounds wonderful

  • Crystal Nicole 7/17/2019 8:59 AM
    Started my morning prepping dinner- pot roast with root veggies in the crock pot and being very aware of what went in the garbage can- only the meat tray and wrap (I had the roast in my freezer). Potatoes and carrots & onion were all plastic free