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

Protectors of the Blue - NEAq Community

New England Aquarium

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 6,641 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    4
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    36
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    125
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    14
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    17
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    155
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    265
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    59
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    35
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    345
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 31 at 11:55 AM
    It at least makes me feel like I am not just turning a blind eye. Living in a city is especially hard, everywhere you look there is plastic.  I make an effort to pick up at least 10-20 pieces a day.  I like to focus on storm drains, and on any  trash that is a closed loop, as these can create entanglement risks for a range of wildlife. 
  • July 31 at 11:48 AM
    It is great because it is a way to spread education and make a tangible impact, but also have a good time outside doing a somewhat social activity.  It also makes me feel that if people see myself and others making an effort, they will think about their impacts and what they can do.
  • July 29 at 10:08 AM
    I haven't used my steel razor yet, but no I don't think there was a need for disposable razors. I think they were made as a convenience to people (like many plastic products) but not exactly as an improvement on what people used to use.  Razors can be expensive, particularly for women.  Changing to a steel razor and using a conditioner bar...
  • July 24 at 8:50 AM
    I've always wanted to try shaving with a straight razor. After a lot of research, this challenge motivated me to order one last night!
  • July 22 at 8:33 PM
    I was doing well. Bought a uv light water purifier for my trip... batteries leaked... it stopped working, had to buy bottled water (water not safe there) for 5 days until next accommodation that had a water refill station. I tried...
  • July 20 at 8:54 AM
    I wrote an email to city councilors to use water jugs and paper cups for 7/4th and other events.  Two councilors followed through.  These are large events.  I received positive feedback about the less expense and ease of the jugs.  This was published in an article.Community Garden used reusable plates and cups for their luncheon today 

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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?: