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  • Tonja Thurman 's avatar
    Tonja Thurman 8/01/2021 6:03 AM
    August 1 and still at it!!!!  Weekly community cleanup!  Got my reusable Yeti filled with ice water and ready to hit the streets!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

    Tonja Thurman 's avatar
    Tonja Thurman 7/31/2021 6:17 PM
    There are several landfills in the DFW area, including four in Dallas county.  These landfills are not only unsightly, but they really make the communities around them smell bad.  
  • Reflection Question
    Community Tour A Waste Management Facility
    Landfills and recycling centers tell us a lot about our communities and purchasing habits. What did you glean from your tour?

    Tonja Thurman 's avatar
    Tonja Thurman 7/31/2021 6:12 PM
    I visited a landfill in Lewisville, Tx.  I dont think it was open to the public, but we were able to drive through and see the large amounts of...everything.  The smell was awful, and there were all sorts of birds hovering around. I wanted to know just what happens to all of this garbage. A landfill is pretty much a place to store garbage. Layers and layers of soil, clay, and garbage. The garbage will decompose, but it takes a loooooooooong time.  That is why it is so important for us to reduce, reuse, and recycle!!!!

  • Tonja Thurman 's avatar
    Tonja Thurman 7/31/2021 5:52 PM
    Doesn't have to stop here!  I challenge everyone to keep it up all year!  We can make a positive change.....together!!!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

    Debbie Milligan's avatar
    Debbie Milligan 7/31/2021 2:52 PM
    Mostly those areas affected are lower income areas.  Unfortunately this doesn't count for all of the dump sites that people put in those areas as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Debbie Milligan's avatar
    Debbie Milligan 7/31/2021 2:48 PM
    I get to play with what scents I like and can also pick different bases.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant a Garden
    Besides having access to fresh herbs and vegetables, what benefits will you see from growing your own garden?

    Debbie Milligan's avatar
    Debbie Milligan 7/31/2021 2:48 PM
    I decide what goes or does not go on it and the bees/butterflies love it.

  • Debbie Milligan's avatar
    Debbie Milligan 7/31/2021 2:46 PM
    Last day.  See you all next year!

  • Nicole Davis's avatar
    Nicole Davis 7/31/2021 7:32 AM
    It's already the last day of Plastic Free July! I didn't make any life-changing discoveries this year, but it was still a good reminder of what I already do to reduce plastic use and how I can continue to improve.

  • Jen Joseph's avatar
    Jen Joseph 7/31/2021 3:48 AM
    Hit every sign in this challenge!