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
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    10
    petitions
    signed

Challenges

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

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

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

Personal Care

Just Say No

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

COMPLETED 15 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

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 23 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.