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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Elektra Grant

Otis EcoChallengers

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Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

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Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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Attend LA Open Streets Festival, Sun Sep 30

My goal is to enjoy car-free mobility while having fun with other Angelinos. I picked it to slow my roll, and increase my connection to the greater LA community.

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Elektra Grant 9/24/2018 5:37 PM
    I am still receiving catalogs in the mail that are addressed to my father or former housemates.  Or ones addressed to me, that I don't want.  During the October EcoChallenge, I will contact the senders and asked to be removed from future mailings.

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      Elektra Grant 10/01/2018 5:05 PM
      I've started to do this!   It doesn't take too long; and there are customer service reps at all hours available to help with getting removed from catalog lists.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Elektra Grant 9/12/2018 4:37 PM
    I forget to request "no straw" when I eat out.  I have a metal straw, and I also don't mind drinking from a glass or cup without a straw.  I can do better, and will commit to asking for "no straw" from this point forward!

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      Elektra Grant 10/01/2018 5:01 PM
      I've been practicing this.   By the end of the EcoChallenge, it should be a habit!

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    Elektra Grant 9/12/2018 4:29 PM
    I'm looking forward to increasing my environmentally friendly actions with all of you!