July 1 - July 31, 2019

Melissa Rupani

Zoo New England

"To limit my plastic use as much as possible "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 690 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    460
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    240
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    17
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Make Your 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 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 10 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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 I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

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

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Melissa Rupani 8/01/2019 3:23 AM
    Great job everyone! It as a personally challenging PFJ for me this year but I’m so glad I stuck with it! Proud of all my ZNE team!
  • Reflection Question
    Pets All Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

    Melissa Rupani 7/30/2019 7:28 PM
    I can avoid chemicals and things I don’t want my cats getting intheir  system 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Melissa Rupani 7/30/2019 7:26 PM
    I feel like I’m leaving the place a little nicer for the next person. I love walking in nature and seeing it de cluttered of human junk makes me happy, if I can pay that feeling forward, I’ve done good
  • Reflection Question
    Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

    Melissa Rupani 7/30/2019 7:23 PM
    It makes me feel like I’m part of a team that loves their planet as much as I do, it’s a great feeling

  • Melissa Rupani 7/30/2019 7:21 PM
    Smallest team in the top 5 and we’re #2?!?! How amazing!

  • Melissa Rupani 7/27/2019 8:17 AM
    I bought my reusable safety razor and the toothpaste bites (Rachel posted about a bit ago) yesterday! Can’t wait!

  • Melissa Rupani 7/24/2019 3:15 PM
    Used a reusable mug at Dunkins today worked great and this mug kept it cold for most of the day A+ in my book!

  • Melissa Rupani 7/23/2019 2:34 AM
    Camping plastic free proved harder than I thought! But I brought my utensils and straw so that helped but it’s incredible how much plastic is used when folks go camping😳

  • Melissa Rupani 7/14/2019 7:38 AM
    Going strong! Making my own pickles today!!

  • Melissa Rupani 7/10/2019 10:51 AM
    Used my mason jar cup for the first time the other day( it has a straw in the cover) worked great so easy! But I did forget it this morning, next time though!