July 1 - July 31, 2020

Pink RabbitPro

Reid Park Zoo

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Pink's Actions

Food

Start Composting

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

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One-Time Action

Food

Minimize Packaging

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Garden

I will plant a herb or vegetable garden in my home, workplace, dorm room, or community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Pink RabbitPro 7/28/2020 2:06 PM
    It's going well. Not sure it's changing my behavior a lot, but I think that's because a lot of it is stuff I was already focusing on. Have learned some things though, so it's all good.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

    Pink RabbitPro 7/28/2020 2:05 PM
    The gardening is so good for my mental state. Have had some failures, but also some neat successes. Among them, I have a cantaloupe growing, plus squash and assorted greens. Happy days. Plus it's been good for the local wildlife. Seeing more birds, butterflies and some good sized lizards. So all is good.
  • 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?

    Pink RabbitPro 7/28/2020 2:02 PM
    I'm slowly adding more raised beds and composting such things as bread (read it's good) and also the dead palm trees that I'm slowly taking down/apart. It's slow, but things are breaking down into good gardening matter.

  • Pink RabbitPro 7/28/2020 2:00 PM
    Still working on repurposing plastics that I couldn't avoid getting, so that at least they're kept out of the garbage. And I've found they're handy in gardening for tiny planters, watering cans, plant markers, etc. Not as good as avoiding buying them altogether, but I'm trying to take the attitude of not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Minimize Packaging
    With the added mindfulness of reducing your packaging, what have you noticed about the amount and type of single use plastics used for packaging when you shop in the grocery store?

    Pink RabbitPro 7/21/2020 5:41 PM
    I've tried to cut back though with the pandemic, I'm mostly having things delivered, so don't always have a choice. My current approach is to try and find a way to repurpose single use plastics, turning them into planters and organizers to keep them out of the garbage (since so many are too small to get recycled)

  • Pink RabbitPro 7/21/2020 5:38 PM
    It's a little weird that composting and starting a garden are both listed as one time actions when in reality they're both ongoing work and way more involved than not using straws or the like. Both take an enormous amount of ongoing time, planning, effort. don't exactly care as this is a silly five minute hobby, but mentally, I used to think of gardening as a thing to do once, then harvest...and I failed. It's not until I realized it's a constant, ongoing project that I've started succeeding. Soooo, it's an hour or two every day (watering alone is close to an hour).

  • Pink RabbitPro 7/14/2020 2:52 PM
    I'm currently pushing myself to  repurpose plastics that come with certain products I use. Gallon juice bottles for instance make great watering cans with a few holes drilled in the lids. With a bit of cutting, they are also great for carrying stuff while I'm working on home repair. Other things have ended up as planters, trellises, etc. I think back on my grandparents who were working in the depression and everything got reused. My grandad's tool shop was amazing with hold can jars were repurposed to organize both tools and parts. Trying to shift my thought patterns to do some of the same things. Takes some time and thought, but helps keep things out of landfills while also organizing.

  • Pink RabbitPro 7/01/2020 6:32 PM
    In connection with my gardening, I built a couple of raised bed boxes and filled them with detritus from aloe vera plants (there were TOO MANY), plus the wood from a small dead palm tree and other stuff. 

  • Pink RabbitPro 7/01/2020 6:30 PM
    Skipped a fast food straw. Easy enough, I suppose as I never liked them anyway and would just as soon they didn't include them

  • Pink RabbitPro 7/01/2020 6:28 PM
    I've actually been seriously gardening for several months now, but worked on adding another section of my yard that had just been weeds. but planted a pumpkin plant I had in a container and want to expand the new area. Am getting better at growing stuff, so should be fun.