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  • Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2021 8:51 AM
    Hello Team,

    Today is the last day of our monthly eco-challenge and I want to thank you all so much for participating!  It sure has been a fun, yet challenging month practicing plastic reduction and environmental sustainability.  And, keep in mind that each one of your contributions to planet earth has made a difference to ALL the species that inhabit it. 

    My ask is that you keep this movement going by continuing to learn about the environment, sharing what you have learned with love ones, demanding change from policy makers and voting with your dollar!  I also hope to see you again next year to keep this conversation and our actions growing.

    I'd also like to give a huge shout out to our top point earner Chantelle!  Way to go!  I'm so proud of everyone on this team, but I'd also like to mention Shaina, Erin, Tami,  Jirenia and Oliver for scoring so many points!  A huge high-five to you all as well.  If you were in one of the top 3 point earning positions, please send us ( your email and mailing address as I would like to send you a special eco-friendly thank you gift :) 

    Thanks again for all your hard work.  Please stay in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram.


  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Naked Bins
    Does changing the lining of your waste bin change the kind or amount of trash you produce?

    Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2021 8:31 AM
    Changing the lining of my waste bin, help reinforce that we compost as much as possible as a family.  It also helps me feel like I am doing my part to help reduce plastic consumption. 
  • Reflection Question
    Family Discover Together
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/31/2021 8:26 AM
    There is no doubt that human have had a major impact on planet earth.  I am most concerned about the how the damage will impact my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Will they be able to see rhinos in the wild, or swim in clean oceans?
  • Reflection Question
    Pets Rubber Glove Pet Hair Removal
    We know you want to - tell us about why your pet is so awesome!

    Shaina P's avatar
    Shaina P 7/28/2021 6:06 PM
    Mumford and Top are the best fur babies around! They are both so cuddly and lovable. They bring so much love and joy into our lives. 
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Dam the Flow
    Disposable tampons and menstrual pads are often quite expensive. What are the economic and personal benefits of this switch for you?

    Shaina P's avatar
    Shaina P 7/28/2021 6:01 PM
    The benefits are saving money over time on the cost of menstrual products and never having to worry about running to the store because I'm out of products! 

  • Chantelle Ogilvie's avatar
    Chantelle Ogilvie 7/28/2021 7:20 AM
    New documentary on fungus was just released on Netflix. Cant wait to watch it and learn more about them. They absolutely fascinate 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?

    Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 7:02 PM
    I think products starting amassing so much plastic as an attempt to reduce food contamination and to give people a sense of security that the product they are buying is 'clean' or 'safe.'  Also, people have gotten busier and are cooking less, so they like the convenience of the packaged processed foods and snacks. 

    I really think all the crazy amount of plastic packaging is really only serving the producer because plastic is cheaper than alternative packaging. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Homemade Cleaners
    What did you learn by making your own cleaning products? What is the biggest difference in making vs buying?

    Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 6:57 PM
    I learned that making my own cleaning products is fun and easy.  It not only reduces plastic consumption, but it's also more affordable than buying store made cleaning products. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make My Own
    How do you feel about being more involved in the food preparation process? Joyful, overwhelmed, engaged, empowered? What are the benefits of choosing to process or produce your own food instead of buying it pre-processed?

    Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 6:55 PM
    I feel very empowered when making my own food and doing food prep for the week.  It not only reduces plastic consumption, but it is also more affordable :) 

  • Reflection Question
    Family Use Reusable Baby Wipes
    In what ways do you model choices that align with your values to your little one? In what other ways could you model values-aligned choices?

    Angie Adkin-Miot's avatar
    Angie Adkin-Miot 7/27/2021 6:53 PM
    There are several ways I try to be an environmental role model for my children.  A lot of it comes in the form of actions followed by conversations about why I want to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic and keep our environment clean and safe.  Kids love to learn and love to engage in, it's up to me in what types of conversations I have with them.  I also try to get the kids involved in our families eco-friendly choices when shopping and out about in the community.