July 1 - July 31, 2018

joy kotheimer

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

"To be a good steward for the earth and be mindful of purchases and actions including educating others and leading by example. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 741 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    34
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

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

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 5 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 4 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

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 22 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

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 17 OF 31
DAILY 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

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 2 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

Feed


  • joy kotheimer 7/30/2018 8:35 PM
    Finally getting all metal razors! Why did it take me so long??

  • joy kotheimer 7/24/2018 8:36 PM
    Enjoyed some fresh vegetables from my garden today 🙌🏼🥒🥗

  • joy kotheimer 7/20/2018 7:55 PM
    I encouraged visitors at the zoo to keep doing any little action to help- it all adds up!!  💪

    • Barbara Revard 7/24/2018 1:47 PM
      Sharing the message is so important - way to go, Joy!

  • joy kotheimer 7/18/2018 3:08 PM
    went out to eat and requested a water with no straw- VERY disappointingly the server brought me both a straw and a non-reusable plastic cup with lid (unusual for this restaurant, maybe ran out of dishes?) 
    discouraging.  :( 
    I left a note on the check encouraging this restaurant to only give plastic out on request, but will email or make an online comment too.

  • joy kotheimer 7/13/2018 9:16 PM
    Made a random meatless meal by just having some go-to ingredients in stock 🙌🏼

    • joy kotheimer 7/14/2018 3:30 PM
      Quinoa cooked in broth with black beans, carrot shavings and adobo seasoning 

    • Krystina Jarvis 7/14/2018 4:35 AM
      Nice! What did you make?

  • joy kotheimer 7/02/2018 6:53 PM
    Went grocery shopping at Fresh Thyme and the meat/seafood only used wax paper/butcher paper as packaging :)