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Jason Platt

Zoo New England

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    69
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    81
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Jason's Actions

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 Action

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 1 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Natural Paints

I will paint rooms in my home with low/no VOC or natural paints.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 15 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 15 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden using as little plastic as possible.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Jason Platt 7/31/2021 3:59 PM
    I found by composting and limiting plastic from my daily use. I am only throwing out a reused brown bag of garbage every two week sometimes longer

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    Jason Platt 7/31/2021 3:57 PM
    Awww that's the end?  See you all next year!

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:59 PM
    this years Plastic Free July is winding down, but don't stop until we cross the finish line!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Plastic Free Lunch Boxes
    Most of us know that the "3 R's" are reduce, reuse, recycle. Recycling is most heavily emphasized in modern Western culture. How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:56 PM
    I already am doing all the above, I feel I am doing the right thing for our future environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Natural Paints
    How do environmental health, community health, and your family's health intersect?

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:55 PM
    dangerous chemicals are difficult to dispose of, by buying environmentally friendly products keeps the bad chemicals outta are water table and local environment
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:53 PM
    My friend and his family recently moved in.  I have spent some time explaining what is recyclable and what is not.  Before he would throw everything away.  They are now very conscientious of recycling!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:50 PM
    I do not eat out much so most of my work meals come from home.  I bought a new set of glass containers this spring
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:47 PM
    our little garden of earthly delights
  • Reflection Question
    Food Say No to Plastic Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Jason Platt 7/29/2021 3:45 PM
    This was another easy one I bought reusable bags and use them every time or I skip the bag all together
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

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    Jason Platt 7/28/2021 11:58 AM
    I put water into my compost to create a very nice natural fertilizer that i spread over the garden before burying the leftover material