July 1 - July 31, 2018
July 1 - July 31, 2018

Virginia Aquarium

Virginia Aquarium

Just say no to single-use plastic!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 13,476 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    719
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    221
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    66
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    238
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    6
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    1,215
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    9
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    715
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    210
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    6
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    915
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    154
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • August 1 at 5:21 AM
    I learned to be more conscious of the products I use and how they are packaged.
  • July 31 at 8:44 PM
    This challenge really opened my eyes to how many products are packaged in single-use plastic. I try to stop and think before I purchase now and about what different choices I can make, even if it means buying a product that may cost a little bit more but is packaged more eco-friendly.
  • July 31 at 6:48 AM
    I went to a sleepaway summer camp last week, where the dishes and silverware are all Styrofoam and plastic. I brought my own water bottle, silverware, and dishes, and I was really proud of how much waste I prevented from going into the trash. I did, though, lead a science class, where we did Diet Coke and Mentos, Ziploc bubble bombs, and water...
  • July 31 at 6:09 AM
    I would like to conclude this chapter of Plastic Free July with a quote,"Throw a stone into the stream and the ripples that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence." Ralph Waldo EmersonĀ #freetheripplesĀ 
  • July 31 at 6:07 AM
    This was a fun way to increase awareness and begin earth friendly habits.
  • July 26 at 10:59 AM
    I am very proud of my team and all of the plastic we've prevented from going into the oceans by adopting sustainable habits. We are making people more aware by being proactive in combating plastic pollution and by making conscientiousĀ  decisions about which products we purchase. Thank you to everyone who made this possible and all of those who...

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Competitions

Challenger Members Points Challenged Members Points  
Challenger: Vancouver Aquarium Challenger Team Members: 150 Challenger Points: 37606 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Virginia Aquarium Challenged Team Members: 80 Challenged Points: 13476 Winning?:  
Challenger: Virginia Aquarium Challenger Team Members: 80 Challenger Points: 13476 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Virginia Zoo Challenged Team Members: 151 Challenged Points: 52178 Winning?: