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Cassandra Parrish

Oklahoma City Zoo

"I want to do better for the future, and our children"

Points Total

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  • 2,220 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    74
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    75
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    267
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    177
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    146
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    76
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Cassandra's Actions

Food

Make My Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Say No to Styrofoam

Throughout its life cycle, polystyrene (styrofoam) can harm people, communities, and the planet. I will refuse styrofoam whenever I can, making sure to kindly let people know why I'm asking for alternative packaging.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 6 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 20 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Ask My Favorite Restaurant to Reduce Plastic Use

I will talk to the owner or manager of a restaurant I frequent to request that they reduce their use of single-use and disposable plastics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Give Some Green Gratitude

I will give a shout-out on social media to a local company, coworker, friend or family member for their plastic free or green efforts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/31/2021 12:47 PM
    Washing my own dishes and refusing single use stuff back home. It's hard but my family is surprisingly cool about it. My little sister is even trying to make better choices. 💖

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/30/2021 4:58 PM
    Picked my produce based on what I could find plastic free for my dinner tonight on the road. Pic for clout. Peep my favorite reusable water bottle also. 

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/29/2021 8:51 AM
    Almost there! I went to sprouts to buy salsa ingredients... Disappointed with their plastic covered produce. I am going back to WinCo. It's cheaper anyway. 

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/28/2021 11:24 AM
    Keep going! Finish strong!

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/27/2021 9:13 PM
    Today was a long day. I made a new meal prep and it was awesome. 

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/26/2021 10:30 AM
    I want to post pictures of my homemade toothpaste but I am having some kind of memory problem. Wish I knew someone who was good with computers. Someone with information about technology maybe? I know, crazy right? World peace would be easier to accomplish 🤷🏼‍♀️ as soon as I figure this out I will post

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/26/2021 8:26 AM
    The lady at the checkout line was really sweet and put my dental dog and cat treats in a bag special for the animals. Bless her heart. I couldn't bring myself to say please no plastic. I bagged the rest of my groceries in paper. You win some, you lose some. Now I have another bag to hoard. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pearly Whites
    Currently most of the packaging for toothpaste is plastic. How can you advocate for more alternatives through your purchasing power and influence in community?

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/25/2021 6:52 PM
    By lessening the demand using my own creations. I haven't tried it yet but I'm excited to. 

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/25/2021 11:58 AM
    I was excited to learn my shampoo uses plastics found in the ocean to make their bottles. Very cool. Renpure. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Pretty oh so Pretty
    How can you advocate for the importance of reducing packaging to the rest of your friends, family and larger community?

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    Cassandra Parrish 7/25/2021 11:56 AM
    I can ask them to join the challenge, or I can tell them something I learned through the challenge.