July 1 - July 31, 2019

Nate Kozlowski

Raw Daily Dose

"TRYING TO SAVE DAH WORLD, I WILL SHOW YOU DA WAY"

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Challenges

Food

Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or bringing my own collapsible cup.

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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).

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Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

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Family

Plastic Free Lunch Boxes

I will only pack reusable cutlery, drinkware and tupperware-like containers in my children's lunches to reduce plastic waste.

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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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One-Time Challenge

Food

Start Composting

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

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One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant an herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, or community garden

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One-Time Challenge

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 10 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? What's next on your list to reduce your waste?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/28/2019 11:26 AM
    Apart from having a reusable cup that looks awesome.  I've also been able to notice how many plastic cups I have not contributed to the trash can each day for my coffee runs.  Next on the list is figuring out a way to recycle these K-Cups in an easier manner since they are the only free source of coffee in most workplaces.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/28/2019 11:22 AM
    The easiest place to reduce waste is in your pantry.  I've realized this over the past few months of being on a plant-based diet.  Purchasing raw veggies from the grocery store using our own reusable  produce bags, along with our own reusable grocery bags for transport back to our humble abode, plastic grocery bags have become scarce in our household.  Its amazing what a little change can add up to be over a few months.  Also using a reusable bag grants you a discount at the register so dang, not to bad if ya ask me.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy Unpackaged Produce
    Why do you think these produce products started amassing so much plastic packaging? Who is the plastic packaging really serving -- the consumer, the producer, or someone else?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/28/2019 11:16 AM
    The plastic packaging is serving the producer. Low cost, more money for them.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Containers
    How can you think outside the box (or bag!) when it comes to disposables?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/28/2019 11:13 AM
    It is so easy to turn containers into sweet looking lunch items.  They are off the wall and you save money as well.  Not to mention majority of plastic reusable's are not great for food storage and reheating, but glass lasts for ever and is a lot easier to clean.  Anything with a lid and a glass container can be used for storage and that's were your creativity can come into play.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/28/2019 11:10 AM
    We are feeding our soil the nutrients it needs.  We are doing the work ourselves and cutting out the middle man.  Majority of crops and produce grown today need to have a fast ground to market time which means enhancers are used to ensure that time is met.  These enhancers are not the best for our body so having your own garden where chemicals are not involved in the growth of our veggies and fruits is a huge plus,
  • Reflection Question
    Food Start Composting
    Do an inventory of how much food waste you would save from going to the landfill if you start composting all of the time. What are the added benefits of having compost that is readily accessible?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/28/2019 11:08 AM
    Having a garden with a partner is a great reason to start a compost bin.  No trips to the store to buy products and spend unnecessary money when we have all the nutrients we need right in our back yard.  It also helps to reuse the scraps we don't consume which gives right back to the earth for our fruits and vegetables.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Plastic Free Lunch Boxes
    Most of us know that the "3 R's" are reduce, reuse, recycle. Recycling is most heavily emphasized in modern Western culture. How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/27/2019 9:05 AM
    Being a D.I.Y. fanatic, these R's are a lot easier for me to understand and incorporate into my lifestyle.  Reusing items which have already built a story of their own through years of use not only goes to show how long these products can last but also shows the importance of reducing, reusing and repairing. Lets say a glass jar has been in the family for 10 years.  This glass jar was from a store bought Jam that Mom washed out and used for your daily morning oat through grade school.  This one glass jar has done the job of what millions of other glass jars accomplished in one day to only make their way to a landfill.  Now take a step back and picture a different jar in your lunch-bag every day for 10 years. We've just now added over 3,000 jars to that landfill and 2,000 lbs of glass waste.  Numbers add up.  
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

    Nate Kozlowski 6/27/2019 8:56 AM
    Less processed foods.  More raw foods incorporated in our diet which means less unnecessary sugars, chemicals.  Straight from the ground and into a stomach. 

  • Nate Kozlowski 6/27/2019 8:48 AM
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    Starting the morning off with a reusable coffee cup that I've used every morning for the past year and reliable water bottle that was an amazing gift from an amazing person.  Reduce and Reuse