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Fred Desai

Cincinnati Area Faith Communities Go Green

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Family

Learn about Environmental Injustice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 30 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

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Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 10 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

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Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

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

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Lifestyle

Homemade Cleaners

I will make my own cleaning products at home.

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Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

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Community

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 60 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

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Community

Learn about the Harms of Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

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Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption and Go #PlasticNeutral

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

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Community

Learn about Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes learning about how plastic pollution affects members of my own community and how organizations in my community are working for change.

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Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

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Food

Say No to Plastic Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

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Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging, making sure to wash them well before using them.

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Minimize Packaging

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

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Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

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  • Fred Desai's avatar
    Fred Desai 6/16/2021 3:52 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Thanks so much for joining our team.  Some of you have already signed up for the challenges that you would like to take up.  That's great.

    If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to ask me (513-560-0577) or Becca (bfdesai@aol.com).  We did one ecochallenge in Jan/Feb, which was a pilot challenge that a few members of the FCGG team did, and also the Earthmonth Ecochallenge in the month of April, which our Zoroastrian group signed up for.  Both these challenges were a lot of fun.

    Ecochallenge's data shows that about 84% of the people who took up ecochallenge continued with at least one of those challenges, even after a year of finishing the program.  Continuing a good habit for a month, will make it subconscious, and a routine part of your life.

    I would also encourage you all to post anything interesting you learn, or something you want to share that might benefit others.  If you find a certain challenge especially interesting, you can let others know about it.

    Ideally, you should sign up for all the challenges before July 1.  However, if you want to add a few more later on, you can do that as well.  

    Becca and I are really excited about this.  I am sure you will love this experience too.

    thx,

    fred