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Christina Webb

Virginia Zoo Staff & Volunteers

"I want to create better habits for myself and the planet! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,080 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    28
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    62
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Christina's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Invest in a Pooper-Scooper

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 60 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Christina Webb 7/22/2021 5:40 AM
    Have you picked up your free bamboo toothbrush for joining the team? If not, don't forget to get one from myself or Sarah! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Christina Webb 7/22/2021 5:38 AM
    This one was super easy! Old pyrex and other glass containers are easily found at thrift stores. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

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    Christina Webb 7/22/2021 5:37 AM
    Slightly harder than anticipated because this isn't something that can be requested easily for grocery pick up or delivery. I have to go to the store  myself to achieve this one. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Christina Webb 7/22/2021 5:36 AM
    Kinda surprised to learn that there are several various privately own and city owned landfill sites that take different materials in the area, with a disappointingly smaller number recycling places. 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Invest in a Pooper-Scooper
    How are caring for your pet and caring for the environment connected for you?

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    Christina Webb 7/22/2021 5:34 AM
    Not having to bend down to pick up after the pup is nice. 

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    Christina Webb 7/11/2021 9:42 AM
    Looks like we have fallen to number 21 on the leader board, with the Aquarium close behind at 24. We are doing great! 

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    Christina Webb 7/08/2021 6:34 AM
    Just looked and we are number 19 on the leader board today! Very exciting!!! 

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    Christina Webb 7/07/2021 6:30 AM
    Don't forget once you have made your account and chosen your actions to see Sarah or myself for your bamboo toothbrush! 

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    Christina Webb 7/02/2021 5:40 AM
    Day 2!!!!! Don't forget to come see myself or Sarah when you create your account and choose your actions for your free Bamboo Toothbrush! (bonus: replacing your current one with a bamboo one is a one time action for the challenge)!! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Christina Webb 7/02/2021 5:32 AM
    Love my new rainbow bristle bamboo toothbrush!!!!!