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  • Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum's avatar
    Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum 8/02/2021 8:34 AM
    This EcoChallenge has taught me a lot. I learned a lot more about what I can do to use less plastic in my everyday life. I've learned to be more sustainable.

  • Jessica Paulina Indihar's avatar
    Jessica Paulina Indihar 7/31/2021 8:08 PM
    I found the vinegar and citric acid are good bath cleaners.  

  • Susan Marcus's avatar
    Susan Marcus 7/31/2021 4:51 PM
    Looks like Trader Joe's still needs a nudge! 
    https://www.change.org/p/trader-joe-s-reduce-plastic-packaging

  • Susan Marcus's avatar
    Susan Marcus 7/31/2021 4:47 PM
    Breaking up with plastic in our daily dental routines:
    https://bitetoothpastebits.com/

  • Susan Marcus's avatar
    Susan Marcus 7/31/2021 4:43 PM
    Carpet is one of the most difficult items to keep out of the landfill, and often contains lots of plastic. Turns out there are a few places listed as recyclers for carpet and they even offer pickup:
    https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/garbage-and-recycling/find-a-recycler/search?type=home&address=5005%20S%20Macadam%20Ave%2C%20Portland&materials%5B113%5D=113&lat=45.486955&lng=-122.675893&distance=25&sort=closest&zip=97239&county=Multnomah

  • Jacqui McGrath's avatar
    Jacqui McGrath 7/31/2021 3:53 AM
    I've really enjoyed and gotten so much out of our plastic free challenge together -- thank you, team, and huge thanks to Ecochallenge.org organizers, for providing this opportunity!!

  • Susan Marcus's avatar
    Susan Marcus 7/30/2021 11:18 AM
    Here's the petition I signed today:

    https://biggreenpurse.com/eliminate-plastic-pollution/

  • Susan Marcus's avatar
    Susan Marcus 7/30/2021 11:14 AM
    My recycling search today focused on plastic plant containers. Here's what I discovered:

    This chart indicates they accept them, dropped off only, from homes and workplaces.

    https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/garbage-and-recycling/find-a-recycler/recyclers/363?address=5005%20S%20Macadam%20Ave%2C%20Portland&materials%5B87%5D=87&type=home&lat=45.486955&lng=-122.675893&distance=25

  • Annemarie Sampson's avatar
    Annemarie Sampson 7/30/2021 10:13 AM
    Post  Hosted a coffee and conversation about environmental wellness🌱
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

    Gillian Turner's avatar
    Gillian Turner 7/30/2021 8:27 AM
    Fruit & vegetables are not only healthier, they can also be cheaper! It's very affordable to get them at the farmer's market and they come with no plastic packaging.