July 1 - July 31, 2018

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Houston Zoo Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,660 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    26
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    155
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Challenges

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

Plastics Second Life Crafting Challenge

I am going to make a craft with any single use plastic that I use during the month of July.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Lifestyle

Compost Pet Waste

I will spend 45 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party with friends and/or colleagues to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on plastics.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Tim Taylor Your Beauty Products

I will lessen my plastic impact by making my own makeup.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Make Your Own

I will try new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 27 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditions with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 6 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 12 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Visit the Butcher

I will purchase meats and cheeses from the deli counter or a butcher shop, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 5 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 21 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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