July 1 - July 31, 2020

Washington County Sustainability Feed

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  • Michael F. 7/31/2020 10:53 PM
    Done! Another great Ecochallenge in the books.👍🌍

  • Margarita Lopez 7/31/2020 1:12 PM
    Last day of challenge, way to go everyone.

  • Liz Morris 7/31/2020 12:46 PM
    Last day of the monthly challenge.  I am glad to learn some new ways to change my plastic use.  I appreciate the team for all their efforts in reducing single use plastic.  What an interesting time we live in and I have felt a little like Doogie Howzer with my daily posts...  

  • Elizabeth Love 7/30/2020 12:12 PM
    I can't believe how much plastic there is but I was delighted to learn that the plastic that wraps the toilet paper was recyclable with the grocery bags that we aren't allowed to have any more so at least that's one less piece that will go into the trash. 

  • Margarita Lopez 7/30/2020 11:21 AM
    Way to go team, we love challenges!!

  • Margarita Lopez 7/30/2020 11:15 AM
    In our final days and I'm still enjoying the challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use a Reusable Mug / Collapsible Cup
    Since the restrictions that COVID-19 has required of our society, trying to use your own cup might present new barriers, as well as new opportunities for creative problem solving. How were you able to achieve success on this action? How can you make it a long-term habit?

    Liz Morris 7/30/2020 11:01 AM
    I really cut out the amount I would go to the coffee shop and if I really needed to go, I would ask for no lid to help reduce.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Cook a Zero-Plastic Waste Meal
    Do an inventory of your kitchen to see how many single-use plastics you've used in the past. What are some resuable alternatives to these commonly used products? What would your impact be if you switched all the single-use products from your inventory to reusable?

    Liz Morris 7/30/2020 10:57 AM
    This is so hard right now.  I was on the way to do this, but  as bulk food buying is out, there are concerns.  I struggle with not buying too much food so it does not go to waste, but smaller portions come in less desirable packaging.  
  • 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.

    Liz Morris 7/30/2020 10:56 AM
    yes, I'm such a Starbucks gal.  I appreciate that they have moved to have a "sippy" type lid so a straw is not needed and they are moving to not giving a straw unless requested.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

    Liz Morris 7/30/2020 10:55 AM
    It was so easy to pack a really good picnic. Better than being left with a unsavory place to stop with not good options or too busy.