July 1 - July 31, 2019

Reinstein Woods Feed

Back to Team Profile

  • Kristen Rosenburg 7/16/2019 10:09 AM
    Since plastic recycling has declined in many places due to the loss of the recycling market, reducing plastic use is more important than ever!

  • Meaghan Boice-Green 7/08/2019 9:55 AM
    I wish we could create more than one of our own actions in this challenge! There are things that I've learned about as part of this challenge that are not offered (at least not exactly) as an "action."  For example, I am going to set up a water bottle/takeout container/silverware station in each of my family's vehicles, to make it easier to always have those things on hand. 
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Natural Fibers
    What are the benefits (to people, animals, and the environment) of purchasing clothes made with natural fibers?

    Meaghan Boice-Green 7/07/2019 9:08 AM
    I am getting rid of my fleece jacket and buying a Guppy Friend bag. 
    Next time my work orders uniforms, I will advocate for natural fiber clothing. 

  • Meaghan Boice-Green 7/05/2019 6:11 AM
    Here are some things I realized about eating at a fast food restaurant, which sometimes becomes a necessity due to life constraints:
    - I always go into the restaurant and order “for here” so I don’t have to get a plastic take out bag even if I’m leaving with the food. 
    - people don’t look at you funny if you bring in a reusable water bottle instead of buying a drink 
    - skipping the sides often helps you skip single-use plastic, for example a bag of tortilla chips and a plastic cup of salsa or cheese. And it probably makes your meal healthier! 
  • 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?

    Meaghan Boice-Green 7/05/2019 6:06 AM
    Plastic wrap in some cases helps group items together, but we need to find more sustainable products to serve that purpose. For example, It’s nearly impossible to find organic bananas in my area without a plastic & paper band around the bunch. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Great job on getting rid of your disposable cup habit! How does it make you feel? What's next on your list to reduce your waste?

    Kristen Rosenburg 7/02/2019 10:38 AM
    We even brought reusable mugs and water bottles on vacation! There were a few times when we got disposables, but we brought as much as possible that could be recycled home with us.