July 1 - July 31, 2018

Joel Durant

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

"Counting to 1,000,000 starts with 1 "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 916 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    54
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    31
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    108
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    135
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    310
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 10 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 31 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 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 31 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 27 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

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 27 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 27 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 27 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusables at Work

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

COMPLETED 27 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Joel Durant 7/20/2018 11:58 AM
    How special it is to hear the 8 year old Zoo Campers chanting the recycling numbers like they are going on strike! Lol

  • Joel Durant 7/11/2018 3:43 PM
    Had an awesome time speaking about plastics to the Zoo Campers today! Those kids are sharp!!! 
    Their future will be bright if we can keep the lights on for them.

  • Joel Durant 7/04/2018 5:18 PM
    Happy 4th everyone! Don't forget about the plastic pieces on those bottle rockets!
    Be safe.

  • Joel Durant 6/27/2018 3:05 PM
    July 1st is approaching but the challenge has been underway for some time now...roughly 70 years.

  • Joel Durant 6/20/2018 11:31 AM
    Joining the challenge is an opportunity to take a step beyond raising awareness. It is an easy way to lead by example; to demonstrate that moving away from the plastics that are choking our planet is not a complicated change of lifestyle, more a simple shift in thinking. Alternatives to plastics are everywhere. If we can snap out of the mental condition that leads us to believe that we need them, then we can start a movement to get away. We can start the healing process. It is easier than we think.