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July 1 - July 31, 2023

SCZ Agave

Sedgwick County Zoo


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    disposable cups
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    spent learning
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    pieces of litter
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    pieces of plastic cutlery
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    plastic bottles
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    waste audit

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  • July 31 at 4:43 PM
    Hate to see this end. I've been a lot more mindful of plastic use. In the past my focus was on purchasing items in packaging that was recyclable. Now my focus has been how can I change what I purchase to something that doesn't contain plastics. At times I could make other choices while at other times I could not. I was shocked today when I...
  • July 30 at 7:31 PM
    I felt like I was doing pretty well until the recommendations. While I know I need to work on food waste I was surprised at how much of a impact it would be if I star ed composting for the garden. So it looks like that will be something that we start working on.
  • July 23 at 2:56 PM
    There is a little over a week left for this challenge! Keep it going! One way to do that, you can start using natural cleaning cloths and scrubbers instead of plastic scrubbers and synthetic sponges. Compressed natural cellulose sponges are often sold without any plastic packaging because they don't need to be kept moist; they expand when wet.
  • July 21 at 2:29 PM
    Did you know, Agaves are predominately native to the deserts of North America? they play a critically important role as nectar sources for various types of bats considered keystone species.
  • July 21 at 2:27 PM
    We are three weeks in! Almost to the finish line! Let's keep going strong all the way until the end. One of my favorite ways to reduce my plastic so far this month has been to shop at thrift stores! Buying gently-used secondhand clothing and shows is a good way to the get the styles you want without buying new plastic. You also get the fun...
  • July 18 at 5:36 PM
    We recycle more than we throw away. We could do better in that my husband has a tendency to throw items in the trash as he doesn't want to rinse something out. We struggle with cooking for just the two of us. While we do make frozen meals out of the majority of leftovers we could do better with our food waste. Looking into how we could start...
  • July 14 at 2:24 PM
    We are officially two weeks in! How's it going? Is it easier or harder than you thought it would be? Here is a two week fun fact for you on our team plant, Margarita! Agaves are monocarpic, meaning that an individual plant will flower once and then die afterwards. In our agave’s case, its flowering mast will rise between twenty to thirty...
  • July 13 at 8:15 PM
    Natural fibers also require less water to produce, are processed with fewer and less harmful chemicals, and are biodegradable. This combination means that using natural fibers for clothes reduces risks to both human and environmental health.Sep 24, 2022 › blogs 8 Reasons to Switch to Natural Fiber Clothing - Crann...
  • July 12 at 5:47 PM
    That even the very first plastics that were created have still not degraded. They are still around and intact somewhere most likely in a landfill. Check out this commercial that I saw earlier this week and how plastics are being made for the future.
  • July 10 at 2:29 PM
    Sharing this information with family and friends. We all recycle, but maybe this will help them have a visual to understand what the different numbers mean.

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