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

Virginia Zoo (non)Plastics

Virginia Zoo

How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by one-time-use plastics? If you use them, then you can't sit with us. Also, on Wednesdays, we wear green.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 27,181 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    338
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    7
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    96
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    819
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    916
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    892
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2,429
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    10
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    189
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    6
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,061
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2,334
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 31 at 4:31 PM
    Campers today took some time to pick up plastic trash by Snavely! Disappointed that there was SO much trash within ten feet of a trash can, but our group of campers taking the initiative to pick it all up was so sweet!
  • July 31 at 1:44 PM
    I have been using reusable canvas shopping bags, using reusable vegetable/fruit bags, using cloth napkins, skipping the stray, stopped using roundup for good (I use a much more ecology friendly natural mixture I make myself. I'll continue these practices.
  • July 31 at 12:39 PM
    I am excited to try several new dishes tonight and into next week with my spaghetti squash: Mock Coconut pie, Pumpkin Pie (using pureed squash), lasagna bake, macaroni and cheese substituting the pasta for squash, and buffalo chicken bake. I can't wait to see how they turn out!
  • July 31 at 12:13 PM
    Because I want to see if I could do it. It was really easy. I would be glad to join the team next year. 
  • July 31 at 11:37 AM
    This has been a fantastic challenge! I have so many take away tips for eliminating plastic waste in my life. I look forward to continually challenging myself to remain plastic free and starting some those practices that I could not during the Eco Challenge - composting/gardening, I'm looking at you. I have even managed to inspire others to look...
  • July 31 at 10:38 AM
    it's the final countdown! 

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Competitions

Challenger Members Points Challenged Members Points  
Challenger: Polymeric Purge Party Challenger Team Members: 111 Challenger Points: 23083 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Virginia Zoo (non)Plastics Challenged Team Members: 93 Challenged Points: 27181 Winning?: