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  • Kathleen Reed's avatar
    Kathleen Reed 7/31/2019 4:39 PM
    Although I had thought of different ways to reduce  my plastic use in the past, this challenge made me get creative involving my family and friends, too. It’s been fun and eye-opening!!

  • Kathleen Payne's avatar
    Kathleen Payne 7/31/2019 2:23 PM
    I think after this month I am ready to carry all the tools I learned to remain plastic free (or rather as plastic free as I can manage) for a lifetime! I think our team did a lot better this year and I hope everyone learned a lot to take with them forever!

  • Mark Swingle's avatar
    Mark Swingle 7/31/2019 11:57 AM
    Thanks P3 Team and Allie for a great Plastic Free July effort!    Cheers to all who participated!

    • Kathleen Payne's avatar
      Kathleen Payne 7/31/2019 2:19 PM
      I learned a lot this year and had a lot of fun! can't wait to keep up the plastic free lifestyle all year round!

  • James Hobgood's avatar
    James Hobgood 7/31/2019 11:51 AM
    Almost done! Or is it just the beginning?

  • Allie Hobgood's avatar
    Allie Hobgood 7/31/2019 11:36 AM
    We made it y'all!! 

    I hope everyone learned a lot and had fun. Make sure you come to the staff meeting next week for prizes and updates on the impact we made!! 

    I also hope we all carry our new habits forward with us and come back ready to kick the Zoo's butt next year!

  • Ryan Barongan's avatar
    Ryan Barongan 7/31/2019 9:48 AM
    I learned a lot just by participating in this contest. I never knew July was plastic free month nor have I seen any advertising on it as well. I have learned my opportunities & will continue to build on what my wife & I already do to minimize waste & benefit mother earth. Next year, I hope the website is more user friendly & easier to navigate around so I can invite all my friends & coworkers. Goodbye July...hello August! ✌🏽💚 🌎 
  • Reflection Question
    Pets All Natural Pet Toys
    In what ways is supplying your pet with all natural pet toys better for your pet, better for you, and better for the environment?

    Kaitlin German's avatar
    Kaitlin German 7/31/2019 6:15 AM
    Socks with holes or lost mates make great tug toys for our pup. It lets us extend the life of something I would normally throw away- always a good choice. She's also not eating tiny pieces of plastic, which can't be digested and could end up as microplastics in the environment. Bits of cotton or wool are more likely to break down. 

  • Kaitlin German's avatar
    Kaitlin German 7/31/2019 6:09 AM
    We made it to the end! Personally, I felt more connected with the program this year, and managed to check off challenges every day but one. Next year, I'll try to choose harder/higher value challenges to make a bigger difference.

  • Ryan Barongan's avatar
    Ryan Barongan 7/30/2019 4:33 AM
    I’m still on the lookout for food purchasing alternatives with less plastic such as farmers markets, bulk bin items & less packaging awareness such as eggs, protein & snacks.

    • Kathleen Payne's avatar
      Kathleen Payne 7/31/2019 2:21 PM
      Snacks is the most difficult part I think. It is so hard to find snacks or really a lot of food that doesn't come in plastic. :(

  • Ryan Barongan's avatar
    Ryan Barongan 7/30/2019 4:33 AM
    I’m still on the lookout for food purchasing alternatives with less plastic such as farmers markets, bulk bin items & less packaging awareness such as eggs, protein & snacks.