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Kayla Young

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

"Maybe I can’t do it all but I will do what I can!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 518 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    106
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    33
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Kayla's Actions

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal

I will use a rubber glove to remove pet hair from clothes, carpets and furniture.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 15 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Thrifty Pets

I will find secondhand sources for my pet's water/food dishes, collars or leashes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Reusable Face Coverings

Disposable masks are made of mixed materials and not recyclable. When possible, I will reduce my waste while protecting myself and others by wearing a reusable face covering when in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 15 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

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

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 15 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

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditioners with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Reduce Makeup Usage

Reduce amount of days makeup is used

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kayla Young 7/26/2020 9:10 PM
    I have a small face, finding a face mask was hard. They all kept falling down and I was constantly having to pull them back up. 
    Target sells small and kids size cloth face masks! They are thin but now that more people are wearing them, the thin ones should be fine to wear or you can add an extra layer of protection into the thin mask. 
    It’s awesome having one that fits and doesn’t fall down!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

    Kayla Young's avatar
    Kayla Young 7/24/2020 1:12 PM
    When you start looking for trash to pick up to meet your goal, sadly, it’s not hard to find. I just make sure to use hand sanitizer afterwards. 

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    Kayla Young 7/22/2020 10:05 PM
    If you pick up food at a drive thru and tell them you don’t want straws, they look so confused. lol 

    • Maria Watson's avatar
      Maria Watson 7/23/2020 5:40 PM
      They do, but thankfully people don’t question it as much anymore because they’ve at least heard of skipping it! 

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    Kayla Young 7/09/2020 8:45 AM
    Blaze Pizza has been using eco friendly straws, they have now gone a step further and offer lids that do not need straws. I love that place!