July 1 - July 31, 2018

Mike Dobrovetsky U

Toronto Zoo

"My mission is to reduce my plastic waste!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,635 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    125
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    125
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    125
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    25
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time 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

Food

Start Composting

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

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

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

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

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

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

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

Lather Up

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

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

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

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 25 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 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 5 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Compost Pet Waste

I will spend 50 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

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

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/27/2018 10:58 AM
    Can you believe we have 4 more days left? CRAZYYYY!

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/23/2018 10:25 AM
    Only 8 more days left of the challenge! Keep going strong everyone! :D

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/20/2018 12:34 PM
    Final stretch of the challenge! So close to victory! :D

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/19/2018 6:51 AM
    Plastic Free Events RULE! :D

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/18/2018 12:38 PM
    It's great to see our employees achieve their goals and help us climb higher in the overall scoreboard! :D

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/17/2018 8:34 AM
    Another great week of Plastic Free July!

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/16/2018 12:24 PM
    Give me a P... Give me an L... Give me an ASTIC... NO... I won't give you plastic... #plasticfreejuly

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/12/2018 8:56 AM
    Can you believe we are almost at the half way point through our Plastic Free July Challenge? 

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/11/2018 1:46 PM
    Glad to see Katie climb to the top as well!

  • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/11/2018 1:46 PM
    Rachel is putting a fantastic effort!