July 1 - July 31, 2018

Kyla Greenham

Toronto Zoo

"I will inspire the Toronto Zoo Team to take part in this challenge and move the Zoo towards reducing single use plastics at the Zoo."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,032 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    87
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    75
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    91
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    58
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    145
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    58
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    58
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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

Lifestyle

Compost Pet Waste

I will spend 1 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

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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

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

Tim Taylor Your Beauty Products

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

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

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

Start Composting

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

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

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Back in the Bowl

I will purchase refillable beauty products.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

Children lunches

I will research types of snack items I can send to school and camp for my son that meets safety requirements and is not individually packaged in plastic.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own 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

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Naked Bins

I will either line my trash cans with repurposed newspaper or paper bags, or I will not line my trash cans at all.

COMPLETED 27 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant a Garden

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

Completed
One-Time 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 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 2 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 29 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Kyla Greenham 7/19/2018 12:31 PM
    https://www.facebook.com/1MillionWomen/videos/10161076793900393/  Interesting argument for the need for plastic straws.  The point is, for those that don't need plastics, we can make the difference for those that do need plastic.

  • Kyla Greenham 7/19/2018 12:25 PM
    Was very happy to hear my son refuse a straw last night.  Actions are spreading.

  • Kyla Greenham 7/19/2018 12:25 PM
    GEZT members have started discussions and brainstorming for the Zoo's plastic position.  Momentum is happening on all sides.

  • Kyla Greenham 7/16/2018 5:31 PM
    Okay everyone this week's branch challenge is one time challenges. One challenges are big with big points. Challenge yourself once, twice or three or more time to complete those one time challenges. Branch with the most one time challenges wins this week's challenge. Marketing so far has won all the weekly challenges. Let's get out and topple them from their podium!

  • Kyla Greenham 7/16/2018 5:23 PM
    Restaurants are getting on board making it easier to enjoy a night out. Fionn MacCool's.

  • Kyla Greenham 7/12/2018 10:35 AM
    Way to go Team Toronto Zoo! We have quickly catching up to Calgary Zoo, only 5000 point to zoom past them, so lets keep up the momentum. We've also climbed another spot to 8th place! Yeah Team Toronto Zoo

  • Kyla Greenham 7/12/2018 10:03 AM
    Excited to see the CEW team grouping together to design your sculpture. CEW is certainly going to win the Sculpture Competition. No bias intended!

  • Kyla Greenham 7/12/2018 10:02 AM
    Congratulations to the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations branch for winning last week's team challenge!

  • Kyla Greenham 7/09/2018 9:25 AM
    Check out this website for an innovative use of plastics.
    https://www.facebook.com/OurPlanetbyattn/?hc_ref=ARRHzJZQxaR9PA9apQzRhqQWfnGD0JcyVeFtIkKJj1gceyOUtJ4y9vgXCC2i4q843Nw
    There is still way too much plastic used in society.

  • Kyla Greenham 7/06/2018 11:03 AM
    Hi All.  One more day for your branch team to complete this week's challenge.  Lets get out there and commit to a plastic free July. This past week, I am really seeing where plastic is a part of my everyday life. Everyday I commit to finding one solution to finding a new way of doing things.

    • Kyla Greenham 7/09/2018 6:28 AM
      Your Supervisor or Manager is given the weekly challenge details by Sunday morning and is to pass them on to the team.

    • Mike Dobrovetsky U 7/06/2018 1:21 PM
      How do we know what the weekly challenge is?