July 1 - July 31, 2018

Karen Sprague

Houston Zoo Team

"Karen vs. Plastic: This Time, It’s Personal"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 676 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Challenges

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 2 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 23 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 17 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 14 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

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 14 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Karen Sprague 7/31/2018 4:26 PM
    So long, PFJ - hello, PFA!

  • Karen Sprague 7/29/2018 5:45 AM
    Way to go, Maryland Zoo!  Respect from Houston 🙂

  • Karen Sprague 7/27/2018 3:21 PM
    Making all my own healthy salad dressing, no plastic bottles, no weird chemical additives, all delicious!  If anyone wants a recipe for an amazing kale salad just let me know!  🥒🍅🥗

  • Karen Sprague 7/19/2018 8:13 PM
    Visiting OR from TX... No plastic bags at Portland Subway shops!!  C’mon, Houston... get with the program.  
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  • Karen Sprague 7/11/2018 9:06 AM
    Does anyone have composting tips for those living in an apartment?

    • Karen Sprague 7/11/2018 12:42 PM
      Great, thank you Jamie!  

    • Jamie Broussard 7/11/2018 9:44 AM
      Vermicomposting bins can be good for small-scale, indoor composting (also a super fun process that makes the BEST compost if you're into gardening). There are lots of DIY tutorials for under-sink composting bins made from plastic totes.