July 1 - July 31, 2019

Maggie Shulka

Maryland Zoo

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 859 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    899
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY 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 31 OF 31
DAILY 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 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 0 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 0 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Maggie Shulka 8/05/2019 5:49 PM
    My actions were not overly challenging, but if everyone did their part we could make a big difference for our future generations. It scares me to think how we may be leaving this planet.

  • Maggie Shulka 8/05/2019 5:46 PM
    I learned that if everyone did their part, we could make a big difference for future generations.

  • Maggie Shulka 7/31/2019 1:37 PM
    Thank you! I enjoyed this EcoChallenge so much!

  • Maggie Shulka 7/31/2019 1:36 PM
    Thank you! I enjoyed this so much!!

  • Maggie Shulka 7/31/2019 1:34 PM
    Having a whole month to practice my challenges has really helped me to remember in the future what I need to do to make this a better planet.

  • Maggie Shulka 7/29/2019 6:04 PM
    Good. Since we’re back from my vacation, I think it’s easier. We don’t go out to eat that much. I don’t have to worry about plastic straws or utensils.

  • Maggie Shulka 7/29/2019 6:00 PM
    I joined because my daughter challenged me and I want to make the environment better for my grandkids.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using resusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable cutlery, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

    Maggie Shulka 7/20/2019 6:58 AM
    I started by encouraging family members to use reusable especially my grandkids. It’s there generation that is going to be impacted by our wastefulness.

  • Maggie Shulka 7/18/2019 3:18 PM
    My husband bought both of us a collapsible metal straw. Getting the husband involved!! Yay!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

    Maggie Shulka 7/18/2019 3:16 PM
    Some items are packed so as to make it look like you are getting more product than you actually are. Reduce the over packaging so we can see what we are really getting.