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July 1 - July 31, 2023

Blank Park Zoo

To inspire and appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research, and recreation.


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  • July 28 at 2:34 PM
    When making pasta I use the glass sauce jar to put the left overs in. I did not think about using it after that for something else until I read one of the articles. I have also used glass pickle jars and other glass jars for propagating my plants!
  • July 28 at 9:57 AM
    Hello Everyone! It's hard to believe July is coming to a close, along with the Plastic Free Challenge! Reminder: The challenge closes promptly at midnight (your local time) on Monday, July 31st. You cannot retroactively check in after midnight on the 31st. Be sure to do your final check-in, answer any remaining reflection questions, and post...
  • July 28 at 8:11 AM
    I wasn't surprised but it is a good reminder to stay up to date on what items your recycling facility will accept and to reduce your consumption of plastics as much as possible.
  • July 27 at 1:56 PM
    Have you heard about the Plastic Pollution Coalition? You can sign up to receive their updates and information about how plastic pollutes! Here is an article from their latest update:
  • July 27 at 10:12 AM
    We purchase a lot! I watched the video about the recycling facility. It just reminded me how luck we are to have a similar one right here in Grimes. Here's a link to their tour:
  • July 27 at 10:02 AM
    Less plastic and packaging are a bonus! I also feel like it is cheaper but the market varies in price for many products. I stopped using conditioner last month. Its been a tangley ride but I think my hair is much happier. I plan to try a shampoo bar once my current bottle runs out!
  • July 26 at 10:08 AM
    Plastics stay with us in many different forms. Once they break down they enter the waterways and end up in numerous parts of our lives. Plastic items have a long lifespan and don't breakdown completely. Plastic matter has been found in humans and animals.
  • July 26 at 6:37 AM
    It's easy! I just hang on to any containers and continue to refill them with products purchased in bulk.
  • July 25 at 9:16 AM
    It seems that the first image that pops in my mind when I think of plastic pollution and who it affects is a sea turtle or fish. But what it I told you rhinos are also feeling the impacts of plastic and microplastics in their environment? The latest newsletter from the International Rhino Foundation has some surprising (probably shouldn't be)...
  • July 24 at 11:54 AM
    I could be better about making sure I freeze some of their treats if I make too many. When I need to throw out a T-shirt (becasue it is not good enough to donate) I want to look at make a dog toy out of it!

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