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Bonnie Boelman

Reid Park Zoo

"Do the best I can "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 447 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent learning
  • up to
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Bonnie's Actions


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.



Skip the Straw

I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.



Start Composting

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

One-Time Action


Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

One-Time Action


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    Bonnie Boelman 7/31/2019 10:10 AM
    My lunch box today was packed using all reusable products.  The only thing that will be thrown away is the small wrapper on the Laughing cow cheese.

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    Bonnie Boelman 7/31/2019 10:03 AM
    Wanted to get a composting bin this month, but it didn't happen.  Still plan on getting one, just won't be in time for the challenge.

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    Bonnie Boelman 7/16/2019 1:31 PM
    I am the recycle person in our office.  I make regular trips to the recycle bins on Alvernon and 22nd.  We have a recycle bin in our kitchen and we recycle boxes, used envelopes, shredded paper and old books.  The paper bags, some of the smaller boxes and an occasional paperback law book are collected and get taken to the zoo for enrichment.  Our staff is really good about using dishes and silverware instead of paper and plastic.  Overall, the staff is doing a pretty good job..

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    Bonnie Boelman 7/10/2019 11:33 AM

    Made my chai tea at home and used my reusable cup and straw.  Packed my lunch and used my reusable sandwich bag, and glass jars.  My Jello pudding is in a single use container, but will recycle it.

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      Bonnie Boelman 7/10/2019 2:19 PM
      I have a jar I reuse for my paint brushes.  I wish I had another use for them.  I would be interested in saving them if someone knows a place that has a use for them.

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      Carrie Dean 7/10/2019 1:52 PM
      Congrats Bonnie!  Don't know if you paint, but those plastic cups are good for rinsing out brushes, of course, after the container is cleaned!

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    Bonnie Boelman 7/01/2019 1:50 PM
    I made sure I had a reusable star in my purse if I needed it.