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July 1 - July 31, 2024

Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium

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POINTS TOTAL

  • 70 TODAY
  • 2,655 THIS WEEK
  • 18,890
    TOTAL

team impact

  • UP TO
    4
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    28
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
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    97
    food items
    properly stored
  • UP TO
    40
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    14
    conversations
    with people
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    1,020
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1,945
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    40
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
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    10,289
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    218
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    358
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
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    41
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
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    32
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
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    3
    waste audits
    conducted
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    5
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • UP TO
    528
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    9
    whole food meals
    consumed

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 15 at 6:02 PM
    So I just discovered I’ve been recycling several items that were non-recyclable even though they’re acceptable to the KCMO recycling program. Things like Amazon shipping packages and clear plastic packaging are not recyclable but manufacturers of plastics want us to believe they are so we don’t feel guilty using them. Also, they get us to do...
  • July 15 at 9:19 AM
    tuned into hummingbird feeder
  • July 13 at 11:47 AM
    I did this yesterday, but I’ll post it today. I went in to get a couple of things at the grocery store, and, per usual, forgot to take my shopping bag. When I was done checking out, I reached, feeling very guilty, for a disposable bag. Just in the nick of time, I glanced at my purchase and realized I could just carry them out without a bag. It...
  • July 12 at 8:22 AM
    It's Friday! How are you preparing for a plastic-free weekend?
  • July 11 at 4:45 PM
    I suppose, if you were the pedantic type, that my solution for table scraps is feeding them to my chickens isn’t that creative, but you probably don’t know that chickens eat anything they can get their beaks on. Not only do I give them table scraps, but my lawn clippings and raked up leaves as well (chickens love to play in leaf piles). I swear...
  • July 11 at 4:08 PM
    I really need to put a sticky note on my car’s steering wheel saying “don’t forget the shopping bags”. I shouldn’t; I have a ton of shopping bags in my car, since we shop a lot at Aldi’s, but I keep forgetting them when I go to a store that doesn’t make you bring your own bag. Today, I did remember and felt really good about it.
  • July 10 at 2:59 PM
    One of my actions was to research local waste sites and landfills in the area. I came across Johnson County's Solid Waste Management Plan. The environmental division completes a waste characterization survey every year. In 2006, they took samples from 3 local landfills and find the below waste streams. Very interesting! Main waste streams...
  • July 9 at 1:57 PM
    To minimize plastic use and because we didn't have groceries, we decided to go out to eat! Since it was a spontaneous decision, I did not have alternative containers ready for leftovers.
  • July 8 at 8:39 AM
    This weekend a friend had a large leftover shipping box. I asked if I could have it to create a fort/cat house for my cat. I cut out openings for her to crawl through and decorated it. Great upcycling project for anyone with pets and anyone who enjoys arts and crafts. She loves it already!
  • July 8 at 8:08 AM
    On some of these days, I don't have a reason to even use a container of my own in place of a take out container, as I don't eat out every day, so it feels a bit weird to be like "0 containers saved!" but there isn't a need to do so on many days really, but I think it's still good to carry with my own in case I go somewhere and I have...

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