July 1 - July 31, 2018

Kristin Windle

Houston Zoo Team

"Connect communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,276 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    29
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    25
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched

Challenges

Personal Care

Dam the Flow

I will use a menstrual cup and/or cloth pads

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Shop the Bulk Bins

I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 3 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 25 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Takeout Pro

I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.

COMPLETED 1 OF 31
DAILY 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

Food

Start Composting

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

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

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 30 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

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Visit the Butcher

I will purchase meats and cheeses from the deli counter or a butcher shop, and use my own containers to do so.

COMPLETED 2 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 18 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 1 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

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 30 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Kristin Windle 7/31/2018 11:43 AM
    I am so amazed and excited seeing everyone who participated in some way this month. Our second year doing Plastic Free July as a zoo was a huge success and I am proud of our Houston Zoo!

  • Kristin Windle 7/26/2018 10:50 AM
    I found toothpaste in a plant-based container and bamboo lid at HEB! There is a small amount of plastic under the lid, but still a win in my book! 
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  • Kristin Windle 7/15/2018 10:40 AM
    I am loving my bamboo toothbrush! It took a little bit of time to get used to the dryness of it, but now I love it!

    • Kristin Windle 7/17/2018 3:12 PM
      The one I got does have plastic bristles.l, unfortunately.

    • Kim Giver 7/16/2018 2:56 PM
      What type of bristles do you use? I might try natural bristles but I'm still pretty skeptical