July 1 - July 31, 2019

Mike Sharp

Maryland Zoo

"We will bring balance to the universe."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 219 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 2 OF 31
DAILY 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?

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Lather Up

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 3 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think Western society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

    Mike Sharp 8/01/2019 11:09 AM
    Buying in bulk AND not using the store's provided plastic bags means planning.  Something our society needs to do a better job of in general.  Planning leads to efficiency and less waste across the board.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

    Mike Sharp 7/29/2019 6:20 PM
    I can become aware of issues and possible solutions outside of my own circle