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  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Lather Up
    What are the economic and personal benefits of switching to bar soap/shampoo/conditioner or refillable bottle options?

    Sophia Grisham's avatar
    Sophia Grisham 11/17/2020 10:25 AM
    I have finally found great shampoo and conditioner bars for my hair. I have not realized before how much plastic we are using for our personal care...Also limiting hair washes to once a week helps your bars last much longer. 

  • Lisa Wallis's avatar
    Lisa Wallis 8/03/2020 2:58 PM
    Bought 2 sets if all natural bristle brushes 1 for me and 1 for my sister for Christmas!! Just arrived today. I'll be using it tonight.

  • Kristin Curry's avatar
    Kristin Curry 7/29/2020 7:26 AM
    Check out your local Asian markets! A lot of the produce is in bulk and have different varieties. These Shiitake mushrooms and snow peas went into a brown bag! No plastic waste. :D 

  • Lisa Wallis's avatar
    Lisa Wallis 7/28/2020 8:27 AM
    I purchased all the ingredients to make my own deodorant.  Recipe:
    3 Tbsp coconut oil
    3 Tbsp shea butter
    1/4 cup arrowroot or organic corn starch
    1/4 cup baking soda
    a few drops of essential oils (optional)
    Put butter and oil in quart jar and place in pan of water until melted. REmove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot/corn starch and a few drops of essential oils.

  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

    Caroline Keyser's avatar
    Caroline Keyser 7/27/2020 7:38 AM
    By far, the two main things I throw away are grocery packaging and kleenex. I haven't tackled the food packaging yet, but am trying an experiment by ordering some old-fashioned cotton handkerchiefs. So far they work just as well as kleenex and don't seem to be any less sanitary since I just toss them in the laundry when I'm done. 

  • Lisa Wallis's avatar
    Lisa Wallis 7/27/2020 4:57 AM
    Went to the store to pick some material and when the lady asked if I wanted in a bag I said no thanks I can carry it out to the car and put it in my recycle bag :) It seems like more and more people are becoming aware.

    • That's great! I always thank people when they ask me before they just put my stuff in a bag. I hope thanking them for asking reinforces that behavior for them, as well! :)

  • Jen Weber's avatar
    Jen Weber 7/26/2020 1:06 PM
    Oat milk is super sustainable, delicious, and easy to make. It when makes me so happy when the aforementioned qualities coexist in harmony 😁 

  • Christiana Carter's avatar
    Christiana Carter 7/24/2020 8:51 AM
    Excited to finish another week of the challenge!

  • Kristin Curry's avatar
    Kristin Curry 7/24/2020 6:39 AM
    Having Chickens allows for a lot of different benefits. Knowing how they are treated, what they are eating...very tasty eggs for breakfast, and pest control! 
  • 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?

    Shannan Smith's avatar
    Shannan Smith 7/23/2020 10:41 AM
    I saved two peppers from plastic packaging! I could have paid less for the plastic engulfed peppers, but I was like, "Not today, Food City!" I love feeling like these tiny things make a difference!

    • Jen Weber's avatar
      Jen Weber 7/23/2020 5:11 PM
      For the win!!!

    • Kristin Curry's avatar
      Kristin Curry 7/24/2020 6:42 AM
      I wish they wouldn't put their 5 for $6.99 in all that plastic! I would buy their almost expired or ugly fruit and vegetables if they left them out of it. :D