July 1 - July 31, 2019

Tonja Thurman

Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

"Saving our planet one piece of plastic at a time!!!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,371 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    31
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    63
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    62
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

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

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 10 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Tim Taylor Your Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Create Your Own

Let me bag that for you.

Provide reusable bags to those who do not think about the impact of plastic bags. This is a very small change that can make a big difference, as people notice you in the stores with your own bags, and they question you. That is a perfect opportunity to spread the word, and when they see that you are passionate enough to purchase a bag for them, it inspires them to make the change as well!

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Tonja Thurman 7/31/2019 6:57 PM
    We made it!  Lets keep those new habits going year round!
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

    Tonja Thurman 7/30/2019 7:58 PM
    Oh yes!  Some of these deodorants carry more aluminum than others!  I have become very itchy, broken out in rashes, and even had my skin burned from prolonged use.  I find that using a mix of baking soda and baby powder is a better option for me.

  • Tonja Thurman 7/30/2019 7:52 PM
    Here we are at the end of the challenge.  I will continue to learn and teach others how to become better stewards of our planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Pet Waste
    By composting your pet waste, you are turning waste into nutrients to feed the soil. In what other ways can you turn waste into a resource in your life?

    Tonja Thurman 7/29/2019 8:12 AM
    My daughter has been researching composting, and has made her own compost bin!  She saw all of the scraps that we disposed of, and put them to use!  We now have our own worms to feed to our animals, and do not have to purchase them.  So proud of my kiddo!

  • Tonja Thurman 7/29/2019 8:09 AM
    So great to see co many of my friends out there making a difference!

  • Tonja Thurman 7/27/2019 1:56 PM
    Great evening in the park!  Filled 2 30g bags with trash, 1 shoe, and a hubcap!

  • Tonja Thurman 7/26/2019 2:33 PM
    Going to a park clean up and family cook out after work today!  Who says you cannot make cleaning up a fun family event???
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Try a Pet Shampoo Bar
    In what ways does your pet make your life happier, more interesting, or more rewarding?

    Tonja Thurman 7/26/2019 2:29 PM
    My critter kids are my life!!!!  They make me happy by just being there for me all the time, not judging me, and loving me for who I am.  They all have their own little quirky attitudes, and they make me laugh.  All the time.  Couldn't imagine life without them.  

  • Tonja Thurman 7/25/2019 8:15 PM
    Hope everyone's challenge is going well!

  • Tonja Thurman 7/24/2019 8:07 PM
    I messed up today.  Went to food trucks, and used their plastic ware, as I forgot my reusables.  :(