July 1 - July 31, 2019


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  • Elizabeth Gilchrist 7/30/2019 2:19 PM
    Remembering to log in has been the hardest part of this process.  And that you have to remove actions from previous day to make room for what you do today.  For next year, would suggest updating to make site more user friendly.

  • Mary Ghiorsi 7/28/2019 11:18 AM
    This is terrible, and I can't believe I'm reporting it: Watching the news this morning, I saw reportage of the aftermath of a shooting in Brooklyn last night. One person was killed, twelve were injured. Truly horrendous. It happened during a neighborhood event, and it was sad, horrible, and every other bad adjective you can think of for a block party being visited by gun violence. But for a split second, when I saw the footage this morning of the scene the morning after, I thought, "Look at all those plastic cups." Shows how much this challenge has gotten into my head. 

  • Sylvia DeJesus 7/19/2019 7:34 PM
    I needed a new toothbrush and toothpaste. My current one is electric and made of plastic. I was in a mission to find a sustainable toothbrush and toothpaste and found Wahoo toothbrush toothpaste and silk floss. Packaged in a box. The toothpaste container is made from plant base.  All recyclable and environmentally friendly. 
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  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    John Lynch 7/18/2019 9:55 AM
    Yes, straws up turtles noses seem to be a theme. My wife now carries around reusable straws. HOWEVER I feel we are been hoodwinked on this as, for example the percent  of plastic on a McDonald's meal that is made up by 'straw plastic' seems small.  What about drink lids, plastic happy meal toys,  single use cutlery, stop small saute packaging etc... 
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  • Mary Ghiorsi 7/17/2019 5:39 AM
    Last week I bought a bar of shampoo (sorry, Pantene) and today I ordered 3 sets of etee reusable beeswax food wraps to use instead of plastic wrap. Baggies are going to be hard habit to break! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Make Your 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?

    Jake Silverman 7/15/2019 7:37 AM
    I like cooking my own food.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Swap the Snacks
    How does swapping out prepackaged snacks for fresh fruit or veggies benefit your family?

    Abby Locklear 7/12/2019 7:38 AM
    By swapping out prepackaged snacks for my family, we have much healthier options to choose from each morning. 

  • Sylvia DeJesus 7/10/2019 6:28 PM
    Trying to find a toothpaste that is not packaged in a box (why does it need a box?) and tube is not made of plastic. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Skip the Straw
    Have you noticed a shift in your community as more messaging about reusable straws becomes mainstream? Cite some examples.

    Abby Locklear 7/08/2019 10:04 AM
    Our beach offers paper straws, but there is also a note about "if you don't need it, please don't take it".

  • Elizabeth Gilchrist 7/04/2019 10:15 AM
    The hardest part so far is remembering to log on and to ensure I'm switching up the daily challenges.  I keep getting a notification to choose btw 1-5, but the challenges I do differ per day.  I will say I wish there were more options.  Some are just not feasible / realistic for me and my family, but there are other actions I am taking not listed here.  For example, waiting until I can completely fill up the washing machine before doing a load and washing in cold water.  Or,  using solar powered recharging station for things like my cell phone.