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

Virginia Zoo

Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoological Park is committed to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 52,178 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    1,691
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,310
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    220
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    724
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    23
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    26
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    152
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    28
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2,963
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1,565
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    595
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    20
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2,690
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    252
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • July 31 at 8:25 PM
    Sporting the reusable zoo growler and supporting a local business. Great end to plastic free July. I learned a lot and will certainly try to keep the momentum going. It's amazing how much of an impact we have made as a team. Thank you for your efforts everyone, cheers!
  • July 31 at 7:44 PM
    It's amazing how starting a challenge such as this one increases your awareness. As a CYT, I've always thought of myself as a more "environmentally friendly" person. However, this month has definitely has made me realize just how much more I can do as an individual to help.And it takes 28 days to form a habit. Hopefully some good...
  • July 31 at 6:17 PM
    I’ve been really surprised at the negative feedback that I have gotten from some folks. I have been sharing a fundraiser and trying to promote plastic awareness and I’ve even been made fun of.  I have been able to get some of my family to start reducing their footprint, but it astounds me that some think of this as a joke. 
  • July 31 at 6:02 PM
    Last day of the challenge, but I am going to try to keep going with my challenges, and maybe start some others! 🤗
  • July 31 at 5:42 PM
    I really feel like this quote sums up the challenge.  We might not feel like we did a lot as an individual, but looking at our impact really just shows how much we can do together!  Let's keep going!  
  • July 31 at 4:56 PM
    Just spent a couple hours on the beach picking up trash. The biggest offenders? Straws, plastic shreds, and cigarettes. I found over 100 cigarettes alone! 

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Competitions

Challenger Members Points Challenged Members Points  
Challenger: Virginia Aquarium Challenger Team Members: 80 Challenger Points: 13476 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Virginia Zoo Challenged Team Members: 151 Challenged Points: 52178 Winning?:  
Challenger: Virginia Zoo Challenger Team Members: 151 Challenger Points: 52178 Winning?: VS. Challenged: Calgary Zoo "Stampede Stomp Out Plastic" Team Challenged Team Members: 148 Challenged Points: 47689 Winning?: