Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July is a month-long campaign among zoos, aquariums, and their communities to pledge to reduce their single-use plastics.
Our staff are joining the cause in their personal lives and we invite you to join us!
Click here to sign up: https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/dashboards/teams/jacksonville-zoo-and-gardens
It's all coordinated via an online portal where you can choose which specific, plastic-free actions you'd like to do for the month of July (say no to straws, use bar soap instead of bottled, cook meals using food without plastic packaging, etc). Since a habit is formed at around 21 days, the hope is during the 31-day campaign you would walk away with 1 or 2 plastic free habits to benefit the environment long-term.
We'd love to have you join our Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens team.
It's a fun way to track and measure your impact!
The Zoo is making some changes too! Beginning July 1, the Zoo is:
- Removing all plastic bags from gift shops indefinitely
- Providing a promotional price on reusable bags and water bottles for the month of July
- Removing all plastic salad containers and lids on our medium-sized cups
- $1 refills on drinks, if you bring your own reusable cup!