July 1 - July 31, 2019

Kayla St. George

Zoo New England

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,261 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    180
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

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

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time 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
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

    Kayla St. George 7/31/2019 6:54 PM
    We watched A Plastic Ocean! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusables at Work
    It is often true that we only have control over our own actions and not the collective community. How can you lead by example when it comes to switching disposables for reusable dishes in your community?

    Kayla St. George 7/31/2019 6:53 PM
    It's always good to lead by example when trying to be an advocate. Any social event seems to warrant the need of disposables. During these times, I try my best to bring along my reusables.

  • Kayla St. George 7/31/2019 6:51 PM
    The jean shorts that I bought recently are made with recycled bottles! (REPREVE)
  • 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?

    Kayla St. George 7/30/2019 6:27 PM
    It's always good to lead by example when trying to be an advocate. Any social event seems to warrant the need of disposables. During these times, I try my best to bring along my reusables.

  • Kayla St. George 7/30/2019 6:20 PM
    Went to Block Island for the first time today and saw a lot of awareness about single use plastics! The restaurant we dined at used paper straws too!

    • Andrea Lewicki 7/31/2019 11:55 AM
      I also went to a restaurant on Monday, and had water with straws brought to the table before the server even introduced herself. I was initially disappointed to see straws in our water glasses, but turned my frown upside down when I realized they were paper.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Kayla St. George 7/29/2019 8:37 PM
    What's concerning most about how we affect the planet really is the realization that most of the general population doesn't seem to notice or care about our impact unless it's inconvenient for them.

  • Kayla St. George 7/29/2019 8:34 PM
    Britni brought all of her snacks in plastic free July swag when we went to see The Lion King this evening! #TeamKodiecki

  • Kayla St. George 7/27/2019 8:28 PM
    Only a few more days left for #PlasticFreeJuly! It's amazing that our ZNE team is all the way up in 3rd place. Great job everyone!
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

    Kayla St. George 7/26/2019 7:35 PM
    Everything is connected to the environment and has its own line of impact. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Kayla St. George 7/26/2019 7:33 PM
    I have some of those beeswax container covers from being in the top five #PlasticFreeJuly contenders last year!