October 3 - October 24, 2018

Hazel Anderson

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 569 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    public officials or leaders
  • up to
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill



More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.



Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.



Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

One-Time Challenge


Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.



  • Hazel Anderson 10/24/2018 10:26 AM
    This challenge was very beneficial to me and I hope that there will be more in the future so that I can push myself in new ways. 

  • Hazel Anderson 10/18/2018 5:36 AM
    Even though climate change is mainly being caused by big businesses and corporations, taking little steps in your own life allows you to make an impact. And if enough people make little impacts, bigger companies might notice and be encouraged to take steps of their own. Besides, doing something, no matter how small, is better than doing nothing.

  • Hazel Anderson 10/15/2018 8:36 AM
    I love how educational this challenge is. It allows you to find more ways to live a more Earth friendly lifestyle in ways that are actually very impactful.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Hazel Anderson 10/04/2018 6:07 AM
    Thrift new clothes and fix ones with minor problems. Learn how to sew/mend, which will save you money and will be beneficial to the planet.
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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Hazel Anderson 10/04/2018 6:05 AM
    Always carry at least one reusable bag. You never know when you might need one for something. If you can't get a bag that you can reuse, opt for paper or go without if possible. Also most disposable bags can be recycled if you absolutely have to get one.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

    Hazel Anderson 10/04/2018 6:04 AM
    The most prominent sustainability issue where I live is keeping the Great Lakes clean. This is an important water source and it needs to be preserved for future generations.

  • Hazel Anderson 10/04/2018 6:01 AM
    Day 2- Small changes can make a huge impact. It's not hard to make these small adjustments in your life and over time they will add up.

  • Hazel Anderson 10/03/2018 10:36 AM
    This challenge is making me more aware of the small steps I can take as an individual for a more eco lifestyle
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

    Hazel Anderson 10/03/2018 10:36 AM
    Meat is seen as the "norm". Most people don't have good access to healthy alternative such as a variety of vegetables and fruits. To start a shift, we need to educate people on meat-free meals and ways that it would be beneficial to them monetarily and nutritiously.