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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Eddie Hermosillo's avatar
    Eddie Hermosillo 10/09/2018 9:59 AM
    Doing this not only for me but for the future of my kids :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Andie Ortiz's avatar
    Andie Ortiz 10/06/2018 6:14 PM
    I believe that reducing the consumption of microwavable meals is a good start. The packaging is not eco-friendly  and the food for the most part isn't organic and strive for the most unhealthiest ingredients. To add on, anything that is microwaved will lose it's healthy components, not buying these quick , cheap meals will not only be better for the environment but also for your body. 
  • 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?

    Angela Zhou's avatar
    Angela Zhou 10/03/2018 5:24 PM
    I have used plastic straws, plastic bags (from time to time), and coffee and water cups for the majority of my life. I have since purchased a metal straw and I have plenty of reusable grocery bags, which are both more eco-friendly substitutes.
  • 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?

    Elektra Grant's avatar
    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.

    • Elektra Grant's avatar
      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?

    Elektra Grant's avatar
    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!

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

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