Join Reid Park Zoo for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge This July


As a conservation organization, Reid Park Zoo is keenly aware of the impact humans are having on wildlife every day. That’s why we are so excited to invite our community to participate in the Plastic Free EcoChallenge this July!

The Plastic Free EcoChallenge is a month-long challenge for individuals (like YOU!) to make small changes to reduce dependence on single-use plastics. Anything from using metals straws in your home to encouraging your workplace to provide reusable dishes and silverware is a great step!

It is our responsibility each day to do what we can to keep our garbage out of animal habitats. Every plastic grocery bag, water bottle, or fork that ends up in nature space is a danger to wildlife.

During the Plastic Free EcoChallenge this July, we encourage you to create habits that benefit our community and our planet.

Here’s how it works: You choose the challenges you want to try, then earn points for completing your actions, engaging your community, or sharing your story. Your points will add up during the month to show just how much the Reid Park Zoo team is committed to helping our planet.

Of course, changing our habits is not easy! The saying goes, it takes three weeks to change a habit. If you can stick with a new behavior for 21 days in a row, you’re more likely to keep it up forever!  We want you to share your progress and earn points for taking action for 31 days. The combination of collective inspiration, camaraderie and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.

So, take a deep breath, join our team for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge, and start thinking about what you can do to reduce your dependence on single-use plastics.

Remember, every step you take towards reducing your waste is a success for our planet!

Look for more tips, tricks, and information about plastic’s impact on our planet as July approaches!

To learn about choices Reid Park Zoo has made to reduce our dependence on single-use plastics and other conservation actions, click here!