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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Ward Cannard

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Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 15 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)


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Away with all plastics

To purchase zero plastics for the entire October challenge.No straws,No plastic bags, No plastic mechanical pencils,No plastic period. I picked this because plastics are not natural to our biosphere.


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    Ward Cannard 10/16/2018 6:40 PM
    So I had a cosmopolitan today and it came with a plastic cocktail straw. should have seen that one coming.  It seams we almost have a symbiotic relationship with the the stuff. Small Dakine, but for the most part I've been successful today. used glass jars to get laundry soap and curried pistachios. 

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    Ward Cannard 10/13/2018 12:32 PM
    I failed to achieve my zero plastics today need to search for toilet paper wrapped in paper. also bought some great German mustard in a glass mug but it had a plastic lid,Do'h.
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

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    Ward Cannard 10/13/2018 12:27 PM
    After my eyes adjusted to the natural light, objects became more clear and vibrant. I could hear more distant sound. I could smell the dank and earthiness of the bio-swell. I felt the mildly smooth surface of a very large basalt rock placed unnaturally in the riparian area just off the pavement of the parking lot.......... Fascinating. 

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    Ward Cannard 10/11/2018 9:35 PM
    Shoping with zero plastics in mind is very revealing of the limited options available. What was uplifting was joining a food coop (People's ) and I can get bulk tofu,bring your own container,local artisan bread in a paper bag.Peace out and good luck with your chalengrs.

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    Ward Cannard 10/10/2018 8:37 PM

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    Ward Cannard 10/10/2018 8:36 PM
    Today I received my box of organic fruits and veggies from very happy with quality. I recommend to anyone. Saves food from waste, saves water, fuel. Watch the video at the Web site . These came in a cardboard box.No plastick

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      Ward Cannard 10/11/2018 9:08 PM
      Thanks for the encouragement . Just by doing this chalenge shows the extent of plastics in our enviroment..

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    Ward Cannard 10/05/2018 9:17 PM
    Harder than I thought . Must find coconut milk without plastic top. Hallo brand vegan ice cream paper container with foilseal,Yea!

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    Ward Cannard 10/03/2018 8:40 PM
    I used wax paper bags for my lunch today..I did not shop today so that's going to be my first big hurdle.