July 1 - July 31, 2019

Kylie Wash

Virginia Zoo (non)Plastics

"“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” -Rachel Carson"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,378 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    325
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    36
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    27
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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

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 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 27
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Pets

Homemade Pet Food/Treats

I will prepare my own pet food and treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

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

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

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

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

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

Create Your Own Action

Pass on Plastic

I want to minimize plastic in my shipping from Amazon and other online shipping providers by requesting minimal plastic in each order!

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Kylie Wash 7/30/2019 9:23 AM
    (Not) fun fact since it's shark week -- filter-feeding whale sharks are ingesting microplastics as they feed and it's putting them at risk. Sharks have enough to deal with so if nothing else, cut your plastic use and save the sharks!   

  • Kylie Wash 7/29/2019 8:38 AM
    Only a couple more days! High time for a beach cleanup 😊

  • Kylie Wash 7/28/2019 6:15 AM
    Hiked a stretch of the Appalachian Trail yesterday and didn’t see ONE piece of trash. It was so refreshing!

  • Kylie Wash 7/25/2019 9:15 AM
    Two plastic-waste-free meals today #killingit

  • Kylie Wash 7/25/2019 4:42 AM
    Less than a week to go!! Let’s do this! 

  • Kylie Wash 7/24/2019 10:22 AM
    That "sustainable" toothpaste I ordered? Plastic lid with a plastic wrapper, wrapped in plastic bubble wrap, shipped in a larger pouch of plastic bubble wrap. I feel so defeated!  

  • Kylie Wash 7/23/2019 10:05 AM
    My sustainable plastic-free toothpaste should be arriving today! Excited to try something new! It was really challenging to find plastic-free toothpaste-- even some of the glass jars had a plastic lid or plastic wrapping. Did anyone else run into this problem? 

  • Kylie Wash 7/22/2019 3:57 AM
    Less than ten days left in the challenge! Keep it up!

  • Kylie Wash 7/20/2019 11:27 AM
    Time to try another new homemade food method! Any recipe suggestions? 

    • Rebecca Guest 7/20/2019 2:37 PM
      If you like bold flavor in recipes, you may like sofrito! (https://latinamommeals.com/authentic-puerto-rican-sofrito-recipe/) I combine all the fresh ingredients in a blender and then pour the mixture into reusable containers for freezing. Then when I cook, I just add the sofrito (either thawed or frozen) to almost any recipe. 

  • Kylie Wash 7/19/2019 12:05 PM
    Just ordered another Ethique shampoo bar! I've been using them for over six months and they're amazing. I'll never switch back!