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  • Karen Schenk's avatar
    Karen Schenk 7/31/2021 7:26 PM
    I joined the challenge because it makes me consider new ways to live life daily without plastic, and I want to do all I can to hep the earth and improve the environment for wildlife.  The goals I chose  are areas where I need to work harder in my personal life.

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    Karen Schenk 7/31/2021 7:24 PM
    It is great to focus on this for one month.  Each year it helps me add to my list of things I can do better and I appreciate the way this makes me "stretch" to be a better steward for the earth.

  • Craig Marshall's avatar
    Craig Marshall 7/31/2021 12:57 PM
    Sting finish to a great impactful month.  Thank you team

  • Craig Marshall's avatar
    Craig Marshall 7/31/2021 12:55 PM
    Strong finish to a great impactful month.  Looking forward to making this my routine going forward

  • Jennifer Trevis's avatar
    Jennifer Trevis 7/31/2021 8:43 AM
    I feel like I did pretty well this year for plastic free July. One thing I did notice and try to cut back on is the one time use plastic cup I was getting with my morning iced coffee. That one was a little tricky for me to go completely away with but I was more conscious about it and got it less than normal. I tried making iced coffee at home and although it didn't taste as good as it does from Tim Hortons it wasn't too bad and gives me something to work on perfecting. I was able to recycle the cup at least but do still want to work on cutting it completely out. 

  • Roberta VanGundy's avatar
    Roberta VanGundy 7/30/2021 4:10 PM
    Learned about wool dryer balls from participating in the Ecochallenge. I have now purchased some so that I can stop using disposable dryer sheets.

  • Craig Marshall's avatar
    Craig Marshall 7/30/2021 9:10 AM
    Making an impact to better the world, my community and myself

  • Jennifer Compston's avatar
    Jennifer Compston 7/30/2021 7:06 AM
    Did you know that you can recycle your contacts and their blister packs?! I found this out last year during Plastic Free July. I've been saving my lenses and packs and can take them to a participating location for recycling.  Check out to see if there's a location near you and keep these lenses from going to the landfill. NEVER flush your lenses! This endangers fish and other aquatic species, not to mention working its way back in to our food sources with other microplastics! 

  • Jennifer Compston's avatar
    Jennifer Compston 7/29/2021 11:11 AM
    I'm excited to start composting at home. I don't have a lot of space or a garden (no green thumb here), but I can still save my scraps. I purchased a countertop compost bin that tucks away beside my refrigerator and my family can put the fruit, vegetable, and other compostable scraps in it! It's got a carbon filter to keep bugs away and there is no smell. I love it.

  • Erika Lutz's avatar
    Erika Lutz 7/28/2021 8:24 PM
    3 more days! How is has everyone's month been?