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LeShea Upchurch Cochu

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

"Striving to reduce my own plastic use and advocate for more sustainable options for my family and community"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,282 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    81
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    69
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    9
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    33
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

LeShea's Actions

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Lather Up

I will replace my soaps, shampoos, and conditions with either a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA approved reusable quart sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 10 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of a plastic-related initiative in my state/province.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

I will replace my pet's shampoo with an eco-friendly shampoo bar.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Fresh as a Daisy

I will use deodorant either from a bar or a jar or I will make my own.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Smart

If traveling, I will bring my own plastic free items (water bottle, grocery bags, collapsible food containers, utensils, straws, etc.) with me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • LeShea Upchurch Cochu's avatar
    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/31/2019 4:23 PM
    This month has gone by so quickly!! Great job, everyone! Keep making positive changes!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Watch a Documentary
    Which documentary did you choose to watch? What did you learn?

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/31/2019 4:22 PM
    A Plastic Ocean. I learned that we have a long way to go and a lot of habits to change. I think the hardest thing will be getting the general public to understand and care about the issue enough to actually make changes
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Pet Waste
    By composting your pet waste, you are turning waste into nutrients to feed the soil. In what other ways can you turn waste into a resource in your life?

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/31/2019 4:20 PM
    Vegetable and flower Garden compost
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    LeShea Upchurch Cochu's avatar
    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/31/2019 4:19 PM
    Reusable bags and containers, reusable wraps
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    What are organizations in your region doing to address plastic pollution or other related issues? How can you support them?

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/31/2019 4:17 PM
    There are beach and other cleanups happening. I can support them by volunteering and offering financial support
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Smart
    How can/did you prepare to be successful in this action? Did you engage in conversation with anyone about your new habit?

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/28/2019 7:52 PM
    I packed my reusable toiletries in one container. I also made sure we had reusable cups, straws and utensils in the car for when we stopped to eat. 

  • LeShea Upchurch Cochu's avatar
    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/28/2019 7:45 PM
    Month is almost over! I've made some good changes this month, hopefully more to come!

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/24/2019 9:09 PM
    Traveling and i have all my plastic free toiletries packed! 

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/22/2019 6:04 PM
    How's everyone doing on their challenges?

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    LeShea Upchurch Cochu 7/21/2019 2:43 PM
    I will never understand why people leave their trash and dirty diapers for someone else to clean up