July 1 - July 31, 2019
July 1 - July 31, 2019

Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Staff & Volunteers

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 28,104 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    110
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    75
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    73
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    859
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    29
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    448
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    672
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2,575
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    15
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    249
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    6
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    431
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2,443
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 31 at 6:49 PM
    It helps me communicate the efforts to try and help the environment
  • July 31 at 6:18 PM
    Yay. It's been a great month and I'm very pleased with the progress I've made. I look forward to spreading the word with my family and friends. If everyone I know did just half of what I've done this month, that would be fabulous!
  • July 31 at 6:16 PM
    This has been a great challenge. I've spent the month figuring out ways for me, and my family, to reduce our daily plastic use. I'm happy to report that our use of zip lock plastic bags is almost at zero, my take-out plastic consumption is almost zero, and there are a few more areas I have to work on but I'm getting there!
  • July 31 at 6:13 PM
    It's been a great month. Committed to keeping my plastic use low!
  • July 31 at 2:37 PM
    People are afraid of other people's germs and having everything in plastic provides a barrier that feels safe by making the consumer believe that the produce is more sanitary. Who knows how many times my apple was manhandled, dropped, and licked before I bought it.
  • July 31 at 2:30 PM
    All of my workplaces use disposable cutlery. It is believed that it is easier, cheaper, and more sanitary than real utensils; no one wants to spend the time washing dishes or have the water running all the time. The hard part would be convincing them otherwise and getting around these issues.

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Competitions

Challenger Members Points Challenged Members Points  
Challenger: Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Staff & Volunteers Challenger Team Members: 196 Challenger Points: 28104 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Community Challenged Team Members: 94 Challenged Points: 6641 Winning?:  
Challenger: Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Staff & Volunteers Challenger Team Members: 196 Challenger Points: 28104 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Aquarium of the Pacific Challenged Team Members: 386 Challenged Points: 60321 Winning?:  
Challenger: Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Staff & Volunteers Challenger Team Members: 196 Challenger Points: 28104 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Zoo New England Challenged Team Members: 319 Challenged Points: 78840 Winning?: