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Ann Knutson

Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

"Be the change you want to see in the world. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 585 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    78
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    26
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    66
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill

Ann's Actions

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 3 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 3 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

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    Ann Knutson 7/27/2019 8:48 AM
    I think looking as what your food is served in at restaurants can be eye opening. Many places serve their food on wax paper these days, and that is a great food storage device until you can get home to your reusable containers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Utensils
    How can you be an advocate for using resusables instead of disposables for the rest of your community? Where are they currently dependent on disposable cutlery, and how can you convince them of the need for change?

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    Ann Knutson 7/27/2019 8:46 AM
    Just by being an example and using reusable or showing people how easy it is can make a big impact on people. I know I have been refusing straws a lot, and I see other people do the same and the servers ask who wants a straw instead of just giving one to everyone. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

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    Ann Knutson 7/27/2019 8:44 AM
    I have noticed how noticed how incredibly wasteful our culture is overall. There are options that each of us can choose that really do minimize how much waste we are creating. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Ann Knutson 7/04/2019 10:52 AM
    It helps me make the community more beautiful! 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Brusha Brusha Brusha
    What are the benefits of switching to bamboo toothbrushes? How would you implore others in your community to make this switch as well?

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    Ann Knutson 7/04/2019 10:51 AM
    The benefit of getting bamboo tooth brushes is that they are a little cheaper, and at the same time better for the environment. Plus all the cool kids are doing it!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

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    Ann Knutson 7/04/2019 10:49 AM
    The consumer at first, but now I think that it is just the producer.