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July 1 - July 31, 2024

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

NC Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is focused on inspiring appreciation and conservation of our aquatic environments.

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  • 125 TODAY
  • 1,945 THIS WEEK
  • 15,435
    TOTAL

team impact

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    advocacy actions
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    community event
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    17
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
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    38
    food items
    properly stored
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    29
    pounds
    food waste prevented
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    conversations
    with people
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    501
    minutes
    spent learning
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    216
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    148
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
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    4,748
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    16
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    321
    plastic containers
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    pieces of plastic cutlery
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    plastic straws
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    30
    pounds
    waste avoided
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    224
    gallons of water
    have been saved
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    18
    whole food meals
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  • July 20 at 6:23 AM
    To know that the recycling symbol doesn't mean that it can be recycled, just that it helps signify what type of plastic is in use is very helpful. A recycling symbol with a number indicates what type of plastic is being used, and a bit more research and knowledge into what the recycling place accepts determines if that plastic piece is...
  • July 20 at 6:00 AM
    Beyond the benefits to the environment, I've found there are a couple health benefits to brushing with bamboo as well. For instance, the bristles on the bamboo brushes are not made of plastic, which means they don't bend as easily, and they also brush better, which is greatly appreciated. It also means that they'll last longer! This is one of...
  • July 19 at 9:49 AM
    Not that I am aware of. Some places do use paper/cardboard-based items though; however these are meant to be compostable instead of reuseable. This could be advocated for through different organizations, such as Ocean Friendly Establishments. There is a chapter here in the Outer Banks and we do have many businesses that participate.
  • July 19 at 9:42 AM
    To meal prep or store bulk foods for easy use. Plant Propagation, drinking glasses, clutter organization. We've used them for many things!
  • July 19 at 9:40 AM
    This action is one that I am usually inconsistent with since it is so easy to forget bags when shopping. To try to combat this, I keep by reusable bags stored close to our front door and bring them down to the car when I am getting ready to go somewhere. I do have many bags too, so I am not having to remember to do this as often. When I do...
  • July 19 at 6:18 AM
    Although I knew plastic had a long history with people, it surprised me just how long a history it had. Much of what I have learned was unexpected. To learn that the first synthetic polymers were first invented to be a substitute for ivory and were lauded as a hero of many animal species, compared to what they're considered today was absolutely...
  • July 18 at 6:14 AM
    Doing this challenge has made me realize that I mostly chew gum while I am driving long distances. It's a nice, repetitive motion that doesn't distract me, and also keeps my mouth from getting too dry during those drives. One thing I could do to replace that habit is just drinking more water during the trip. A beverage that doesn't have to be...
  • July 17 at 9:17 AM
    It is a very hot day, which makes going for a walk kinda taxing - but it is really nice to sit in the shade, soak in the breeze, and just enjoy how pretty a day it is!
  • July 17 at 7:23 AM
    recently, i’ve been reusing a glass bottle that had juice in it for iced coffee at work and a small mason jar with jelly in it for salad dressing and dips!
  • July 16 at 8:19 AM
    While walking around outside work today, i got to see our ospreys. i enjoy getting some vitamin d from the sun and find im much happier the more time i spend outside!

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