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April Smith

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 246 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    102
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    19
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

April's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY 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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Make the Change to Cloth Diapers

I will replace single use diapers for reusable cloth diapers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 Action

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 Action

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will post to my social media networks about how reducing our plastic use is important for both environmental justice and conservation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

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

    April Smith's avatar
    April Smith 7/05/2020 9:59 AM
    I need to be more intentional about recycling the cat food cans. 

    • Maureen C.'s avatar
      Maureen C. 7/05/2020 11:48 AM
      Me too. I just granted the aging Floradora her lifelong wish for canned food, but those cans! I'll be checking to make sure they're recyclable!

    • Fia Turczynewycz's avatar
      Fia Turczynewycz 7/05/2020 10:21 AM
      In our Rumpke recycling lunch and learn, we discovered some cat food cans cannot be recycled in their system because they are lined with a type of wax or coating. So disheartening but good to know and check cans.