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joy kotheimer

Columbus Zoo Staff & Volunteers

"Encourage everyone that ANY eco-conscious actions matter and try to lead by example ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ"

Points Total

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  • 951 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    66
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning

joy's Actions

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Pets

Homemade Pet Food/Treats

I will prepare my own pet food and treats to avoid plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

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.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Estimate Your Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    joy kotheimer 7/30/2019 12:54 PM
    Received my reef-safe formula sunscreen by Raw Elements in a recyclable tin! ๐Ÿ’™

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      Emily May 7/31/2019 3:07 PM
      That's awesome! We also sell reef-safe sunscreen in the gift shops! The bottle says it's biodegradable bio-resin, which isn't nearly as good as a recyclable tin.ย  But at least they are trying, compared to big box companies.

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    joy kotheimer 7/28/2019 8:25 PM
    Traveling can be challenging for maintaining plastic free choices. Taking reusable silverware and mugs and bags were helpful but still difficult to navigate other options. ย 

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    joy kotheimer 7/27/2019 7:13 AM
    Where we stayed didnโ€™t have recycling and it hurt my soul. We took some to recycling bins in the park but didnโ€™t have a car to transport others to the bulk drop off center ๐Ÿ˜–

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      Tammy Presutti 7/27/2019 7:15 AM
      The important thing is you did - some is better than none.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

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    joy kotheimer 7/23/2019 8:59 PM
    On vacation in a house with my family- tried to buy little amount of packaging, but stuff that did was in bulk. Not my best but I try...

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    joy kotheimer 7/20/2019 7:53 PM
    Refused cups/snacks on the airline and chose ballpark food without plastic โšพ๏ธ

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    joy kotheimer 7/19/2019 8:54 PM
    Getting ready to travel! Packing my travel utensil set and mug!

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    joy kotheimer 7/18/2019 8:44 PM
    Brought my reusable cup to get water at the movie theater (and had delicious popcorn)

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    joy kotheimer 7/17/2019 8:54 PM
    Donโ€™t have time to make your own dog treats? Pet People has bulk dog treats that you can purchase in ย paper bags (which doubles as enrichment if you put treats in it!)

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    joy kotheimer 7/16/2019 7:48 PM
    Brought my own take out container for taco Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒฎ plus Local Cantina has paper straws ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    joy kotheimer 7/14/2019 8:43 PM
    Harvested my first cherry tomatoes from the garden today!!