July 1 - July 31, 2018

Audrey Bowman

Maryland Zoo

"Help out for the sake of future generations"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,718 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    150
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    28
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

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

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

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Uncompleted
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

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

Food

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time 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

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

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

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

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

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 28 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 28 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Completed
One-Time 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

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Audrey Bowman 7/08/2018 9:14 PM
    I wear contacts and I have been for about a year but the packaging is plastic and it all adds up, has anyone found a solution to that?

    • MC Mandolia 7/10/2018 1:23 PM
      There's a program through Terracycle that recycles them. You can find drop off locations on their website.

  • Audrey Bowman 7/03/2018 12:57 PM
    Got a new reusable shopping bag today!

  • Audrey Bowman 7/02/2018 11:18 AM
    waste free shampoo/ conditioner recommendations?

    • MC Mandolia 7/04/2018 12:21 PM
      Plaine Products has aluminum refillable bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion. They're having a sale for Plastic  Free July!

    • Karen Hempler 7/02/2018 11:39 AM
      I’m going to check with PCC I think they have bulk shampoo you can bring your own container for it or buy a newone  there and keep to refill from on now... I’m going to finish my shampoo this month and then clean it and refill there.

  • Audrey Bowman 6/29/2018 10:30 PM
    I’m looking for any good reusable straws, possibly dish washer safe? If anyone has recommendations they are greatly welcomed and appreciated 

  • Audrey Bowman 6/29/2018 10:24 PM
    My sister and I hope to begin composting although it is very difficult in the area we live so hopefully we can figure it out, if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!

  • Audrey Bowman 6/29/2018 10:22 PM
    By doing this challenge I hope to make small changes in my daily life with my family that will have a bigger impact in the long run