July 1 - July 31, 2019

Lori Nitchals

NCW Green Team

"“Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” 7th Unitarian Universalist Principle "

Points Total

  • 40 Today
  • 280 This Week
  • 1,022 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    42
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 21 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Visit A Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Pets

Pet Waste

I will spend 30 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal

I will prepare 1 meal(s) at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 21 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Feed


  • Lori Nitchals 7/21/2019 8:16 AM
    So many tell me they are washing and reusing their Ziploc bags, forgetting these bags will still end up in the landfill! Plus they leach chemicals into the food stored in them. And plastic is a petroleum product. 
    Silicone or cloth bags and glass, silicone, or stainless steel containers are the way to go! 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/20/2019 8:13 AM
    Going to Farmer’s Market today with my mesh produce bags and reusable grocery bags! 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/19/2019 7:46 AM
    Inspired a young man and his fiancé to reduce their use of disposable plastics! Wonderful conversation with two neat people. 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/18/2019 8:02 AM
    The disposable plastic free movement is alive and well here in the Methow Valley. Glover Street Market in Twisp is selling alternatives, Mazama Country Store has a big sign requesting people bring their own coffee travel mug or drink it there in their mug. They are also selling alternatives to disposable plastic. 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/17/2019 9:52 AM
    Bought some stainless steel containers to use for road trip food. Lighter weight than the glass containers I used this time. 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/16/2019 6:17 PM
    Remembered to bring in my reusable cup to an outside restaurant today! 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/15/2019 7:16 AM
    Packing food for a road trip without using Ziploc bags is a fun challenge! 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

    Lori Nitchals 7/14/2019 8:06 AM
    I learned that I reducing my disposable plastic waste is key to reducing my overall waste created. Doing this audit made me more conscientious about my choices regarding how much waste is involves with my purchases. It was a great exercise! 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/13/2019 9:39 AM
    Used my collapsable silicone bowl I keep in my car for leftovers at a restaurant yesterday! This challenge is keeping me on my toes as I change from using disposable plastics to reusable containers! 

  • Lori Nitchals 7/12/2019 8:19 AM
    Bought a stainless steel venti sized travel mug with a reusable straw to leave in my car for iced tea or milkshake stop when traveling.