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Allyson Szydlowski

Detroit Zoological Society's Green Team

"Proudly joining the DZS on the Green Journey! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 335 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    17
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Allyson 's Actions

Pets

Winnie's Picks

I purchased a paint by number of my dog from Winnie's Picks. For each paint by number purchased on their website, a tree is planted. Woo!

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 Action

Community

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 30 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Allyson  Szydlowski 's avatar
    Allyson Szydlowski 7/07/2020 10:28 AM
    I didn't realize that the "LEARN MORE" tab under each selected action provided suggested links to videos and other insightful resources. I was looking to virtually tour a waste management facility for today's action and found the Single Stream Recycling - Tour a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). It is amazing how dependent we are on machinery for speed, yet how necessary a human being is for accuracy. I am definitely going to watch a few more to compare and contrast the different facilities. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

    Allyson  Szydlowski 's avatar
    Allyson Szydlowski 7/01/2020 1:21 PM
    My boyfriend and I have planned a camping trip for the 4th of July. We have purchased reusable bamboo cups, plates, bowls and silverware! We also purchased reusable Tupperware for fruits, vegetables, dips etc. All of these items will stay with the camper in a storage bin for repeated use! 

    • Rachel Handbury's avatar
      Rachel Handbury 7/02/2020 8:55 AM
      we are also going camping - what a great way to start the ecochallenge! Pack in/pack out mentality to continue on when we get back! thanks for sharing & have fun :)

  • Allyson  Szydlowski 's avatar
    Allyson Szydlowski 7/01/2020 11:22 AM
    July 1st! Can't wait to participate in the movement to refuse single-use plastics again:)