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July 1 - July 31, 2023

Save the Florida manatees and our waterways!


Rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals; create exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways.


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  • July 31 at 6:00 PM
    I learned that women are disproportionately likely to suffer from plastic toxicity which is incredibly frustrating and demoralizing. However, I also watched an inspiring video on Nzambi Matee who makes pavers out of plastic waste and was a 'Young Champion of the Earth' Award winner. As she says, "You have to be True to your Why."
  • July 31 at 2:41 PM
    There seem to be a lot of various plastics that aren't necessary. I purchased some reusable bags in different sizes to replace using the produce bags from the store, but so many items are wrapped and double-wrapped in too much plastic.
  • July 31 at 2:02 PM
    So many things are individually packaged using plastic. You don't realize how much waste you produce that will not easily biodegrade! Trying to buy in bulk is a good way to reduce putting all those little packages into a landfill
  • July 31 at 1:59 PM
    I think many people would embrace reusable straws if they became more readily available. Restaurants would be a great place to start, particularly with their large-scale sanitizers, which would be able to clean them thoroughly between guests. This would give people a chance to try a reusable straw out, while also reducing the number of straws...
  • July 31 at 1:56 PM
    Switching to reusable bags rather than plastic is a relatively easy switch to make in my daily life. These days there are so many fun and unique reusable bag patterns! And I always get compliments on my ZooTampa giraffe tote :)
  • July 31 at 12:44 PM
    The benefits of a sharing economy are sharing resources and reducing waste. By sharing our unused stuff we are keeping items out of the dump and avoiding unnecessary upurchasing. It is a more responsible use of our resources. Today, I took the time to learn how to and repair an old notebook for my daughter that can be used at college.
  • July 31 at 12:32 PM
    I've had a good month, after a bit of a slow start. My household has made some changes which I hope will make maintaining this momentum easier. We have some natural cleaners, I've switched to a metal razor, and I've invested in more loose leaf tea. I've gotten into the habit of carrrying a reusable restaurant leftovers to go container with me...
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    To all my ecofriendly peeps out there...thank you for being a part of the Plastic Free July challenge. Your efforts truly matter!
  • July 31 at 9:25 AM
    HI! We're almost there. As July winds down, I would like to thank everyone for their continued commitment and your efforts to make a positive impact on the world. There's still one last day to be a part of something big and meaningful this summer - by joining the Zoo's Save the Florida manatees and our waterways. After tomorrow you can...

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