July 1 - July 31, 2019

Margaret Arason

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

"Reduce, reuse, recycle!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,297 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    155
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

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 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 27
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Pets

Try a Pet Shampoo Bar

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own airplane snacks and eat at local restaurants to avoid take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Pets

All Natural Pet Toys

I will give my pets natural alternatives to toys like femur bones and antlers, canvas, natural rubber, hemp, rope or cotton toys. Or I will make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Margaret Arason 7/31/2019 10:20 AM
    Made my own challenge today was making some dilled beans with the abundant supply that my garden is producing. I used recycled pasta sauce jars.
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  • Margaret Arason 7/31/2019 10:16 AM
    This has been a very rewarding experience. I hope to continue all of the challenges throughout the year. And I hope next year more people participate in this challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Try a Pet Shampoo Bar
    In what ways does your pet make your life happier, more interesting, or more rewarding?

    Margaret Arason 7/31/2019 10:13 AM
    Having dogs enriches our lives both physically and emotionally. They keep us active with long walks every day regardless of the weather!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    Margaret Arason 7/31/2019 10:08 AM
    We travel with two dogs so we often need to do take out for some meals. I travel with 2 plates, 2 glasses, 2 cloth napkins and real cutlery. If we do order in, we do not require disposable eating utensils and this does help cut down the use of plastic.

  • Margaret Arason 7/30/2019 8:31 AM
    No plastic involved with these fresh picked vegetables!
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    • Margaret Arason 7/31/2019 10:14 AM
      Yes, Hannah Carey, those are purple beans. First year that I have grown them and they are amazing. They turn vivid green when you steam them!

    • Hannah Carey 7/31/2019 10:02 AM
      Are those purple beans?? :D Amazing! 

  • Margaret Arason 7/29/2019 2:17 PM
    Local ice cream company has the right idea....a glass jar for ice cream with a refundable deposit when you take it back to be reused. So much better than plastic wrapped cardboard containers.
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  • Margaret Arason 7/28/2019 10:07 AM
    No more plastic clam shells for this house. If I cannot purchase berries in recycled paper boxes, I won’t buy them!
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  • Margaret Arason 7/26/2019 11:02 AM
    Having a vegetable garden certainly reduces the use of plastic bags! You simply go out and pick!

  • Margaret Arason 7/25/2019 7:58 AM
    By picking up litter on my daily walks, I have noticed that the areas in which I walk are much cleaner. One person can make a difference!
  • 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?

    Margaret Arason 7/25/2019 7:56 AM
    My dogs love gnawing on antlers and bones. These are both natural products that are readily available. Bonus is that they also help to keep the dogs’ teeth clean.