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October 3 - October 24, 2018

Daimler - DDC Detroit Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    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?

    Dion Kelly's avatar
    Dion Kelly 10/19/2018 8:37 AM
    Coffee cups at work can be re-used, as well as plastic zip lock baggies. I will make it a point to do this.

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    Saurabh Mishra 10/17/2018 11:43 AM
    I found Oberweis Dairy, and they have returnable glass bottles. so no more wastage on Plastic or tetra packs for the milk.

  • Gerhardt Schuette Jr's avatar
    Gerhardt Schuette Jr 10/04/2018 4:55 PM
    Using refillable gas station cup.  It Saves me money and reduces my waste.

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    Gerhardt Schuette Jr 10/03/2018 11:56 AM
    Planning ahead makes the whole food challenge easier.  Keep the meal simple good ingredients don't require a lot of extras.
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Heather Macdonald's avatar
    Heather Macdonald 10/03/2018 8:15 AM
    Where I live is pretty good at taking most recycling products. What's included: Bottles/jars any color, plastics, paper based food and beverage boxes, metals, paper, and cardboard. This is just curbside. 

    I learned that there's an actual drop-off center that will recycle more including VHS tapes, CDs, clothes and shoes as well as hazardous household waste and electronics. 

    Also learned that I can throw light kitchen wise in with my yard waste. Guess that's like composting! Interesting.

    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

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    Heather Macdonald 10/03/2018 8:03 AM
    Sunrises and sunsets are my favorite times of the day, much like in this quote, to give thanks and get ready for the day. Particularly, if there's a fantastic sunset or sunrise. It's been so cloudy so it's hard to do, but changes in light can indicate this thought process as well.