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July 1 - July 31, 2024

SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

POINTS TOTAL

  • 120 TODAY
  • 2,110 THIS WEEK
  • 15,665
    TOTAL

team impact

  • UP TO
    14
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    6
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    8
    food items
    properly stored
  • UP TO
    36
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    21
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    304
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    135
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    120
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    2,320
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    48
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    235
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    31
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    7
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    3
    waste audits
    conducted
  • UP TO
    3
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • UP TO
    64
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    18
    whole food meals
    consumed

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Recent updates from this team
  • July 20 at 11:51 AM
    While at the beach for the weekend, I participated in a clean up effort. It is sad the amount of trash that people feel leave behind. You see wrappers, packages, chairs or covers, broken toys to name a few items. I know some things can blow down the beach and you not realize it, but that is why we need to make sure our items are secured, such...
  • July 19 at 6:38 PM
    If you know someone planning an outdoor wedding or party (perfect in the fall), consider confetti leaves instead of birdseed, rice, glitter or other options. Or if you have little ones who love to have fun with little shapes, this is a great idea for them to throw in the air and have fun with. Can do different colors, sizes and shapes!
  • July 18 at 5:06 PM
    Stumbled across this cool idea: to deter pests from strawberry plants, paint rocks and place in dirt to confuse birds who will hurt their beaks pecking rocks.
  • July 17 at 4:58 PM
    I don’t have a baby, but similarly I do use reusable makeup wipes daily. These are cotton pads I picked up at Life UnPlastic. I can use each one to remove my make up for 2 days. They are easy to place in a laundry back and toss in the laundry.
  • July 17 at 4:49 PM
    Honestly, we enjoy salad for dinner once a week (usually on Wednesday though). I like mine with so many things that I don’t miss the meat. I include mandarin oranges, garbanzo beans, dried tomatoes, shredded cheese, or anything else I can find to toss on it.
  • July 17 at 4:42 PM
    Stumbling across the internet, I found some great craft/recycling ideas I’ll share the next few days. Such cute ideas! This idea is taking the pod containers, possibly painting and place the small battery candles in. This is great to align a walking path and not put holes in your yard, not use a pumpkin the rots very quickly in Florida, or...
  • July 17 at 3:09 PM
    I have been on a personal journey to minimize my waste. I definitely annoy friends, family, and roommates with my “particulars” - and I still feel like I can be doing more! In addition to learning new ways to reuse or reduce, I wish to learn how to properly recycle hazardous/non-traditional waste & share that knowledge with my community....
  • July 16 at 5:30 PM
    Returns are great in theory, you believe you are not wasting an item if you dont need it by returning it. However, this isnt always the case. Ive been trying to use my dollars wisely and research items better to be sure it is something I wont return. Shopping in person also helps.
  • July 16 at 5:18 PM
    I will take my creamer bottles (trying to lessen during July) and recycle them. I have friends I save them for who are turning them into games. If you cut off the bottoms, they can then be used in the bath or shower to keep soap bars or razors in (with holes poked in bottom) and not sitting in water dissolving or razor rusting, while the top is...
  • July 15 at 6:29 PM
    I havent answered why I joined this challenge yet. I did it to see in what ways I could do better, past the obvious reduce reuse and recycle. I’ve felt I've been pretty good about most of it, but knew there were ways to improve and I have learned a lot so far.

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