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  • Sandra Graham's avatar
    Sandra Graham 8/08/2020 1:28 PM
    I wanted to cut down on waste going to the landfills and also wanted to stop buying things I don't need. Participating in this challenge made me think much more about each item I purchase and why. Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to share in this challenge. 

  • Linda Kram's avatar
    Linda Kram 7/30/2020 1:15 PM
    Spent 90 minutes on a virtual webinar from litzsinger road ecology center learning about 3 r's including plastic reusing and recycling.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Reusable Face Coverings
    In what other ways can you use creativity or innovation to reduce your waste while adapting to our current times?

    Wanda Kolo's avatar
    Wanda Kolo 7/28/2020 7:05 PM
    As I have been doing litter clean-ups throughout the month, I have really come to appreciate how much using reusable/ washable face covering benefit the environment. Sadly, I have picked up a lot of disposable face masks and also disposable gloves. It's gross to pick up other people's trash, but it is even more gross to think about that ending up in the rivers and oceans or hurting wild birds and animals. If you do use a disposable masks or gloves, please be sure to properly throw it away in a trash bag that can be tied and thrown in a dumspter. 

  • Wanda Kolo's avatar
    Wanda Kolo 7/28/2020 6:55 PM
    It's home stretch team!! You guys are AWESOME and you are making a difference. Little choices and big ones, everyday, over a period of time add up to A LOT of change! Thanks for being part of our amazing Saint Louis Zoo team!

  • Leslie Gittemeier's avatar
    Leslie Gittemeier 7/28/2020 1:24 PM
    Only 3 more days to go! Let's do this!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Family Natural Paints
    How do environmental health, community health, and your family's health intersect?

    Linda Kram's avatar
    Linda Kram 7/21/2020 1:49 PM
    If the environment and the community are healthy it keeps my family healthy. But it is up to me to help keep the community and the environment healthy.

  • Linda Kram's avatar
    Linda Kram 7/21/2020 1:37 PM
    I've been bagging at the car. I've been paying more attention to packaging and choosing less plastic.

  • Leslie Gittemeier's avatar
    Leslie Gittemeier 7/20/2020 12:50 PM
    I called my Senators and Representative today to urge them to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 (Senate Bill 3263, HR 5845). This bill would shift responsibility for waste management and recycling to manufacturers and producers (instead of consumers), set up a national beverage container refund, establish minimum recycled content standard and phase out certain single-use plastic products that are not recyclable. Additionally, the act would stop plastic waste exports. 

  • Wanda Kolo's avatar
    Wanda Kolo 7/20/2020 4:36 AM
    My new goal is to get to 1000 pieces of litter before the end of July. Now that it's in writing, it's official. :)

  • Frank Fischer's avatar
    Frank Fischer 7/19/2020 11:21 AM
    Spread clover seed and letting our grass grow longer to reduce mowing and carbon emissions