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October 3 - October 24, 2018

Remsbug’s La Crosse Eagles 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?

    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Bradley Zachowski's avatar
    Bradley Zachowski 10/31/2018 7:10 AM
    Reducing the amount we use and finding healthy alternatives. Set yourself up by realizing you can save money while also saving the environment in order to persuade yourself to make a permanent change. Using 1 plastic water bottle is better than buying a whole new case of water.

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    Frederick Ragan 10/23/2018 4:49 AM
    My challenge is going great! I was a vegetarian for 9 years previously, and I thought that going meatless again would be really challenging. Apparently it is much easier to go back to those old dietary habits than I thought! I often cook with my parents or other family, ad it is great to see that they are eating less meat now too.

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    Danielle Goddard 10/22/2018 1:32 PM
    This week my goals that had to do with the outdoors went well because of the weather. The goals that involved water didn't go as well, I found myself forgetting to do the little things. 

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    Alysa Remsburg 10/22/2018 10:19 AM
    Instead of using tortillas to make tacos, I made a cornbread topping for a Mexican-type casserole.  This made it cheaper and with (nearly) zero packaging waste.  The beans came from a re-fillable bulk container, the cornmeal from a big bag, eggs from a local farmer, and peppers from my garden. Ok, so the milk did come from a plastic jug, but I always buy  a full gallon and usually try to reuse the jug for projects or watering.  Recycling is my last resort.
    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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    Andrew Kennebeck 10/21/2018 6:03 PM
    Plastic straws, plastic lids, plastic silverware, item packaging. My girlfriends mom bought me a metal reusable straw which I now use instead (I also reuse any plastic ones I get), I've also been reusing plastic silverware, item packaging is hard to avoid because it is not in my hands waht the companies use or not.
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Andrew Kennebeck 10/21/2018 6:01 PM
    School and how to better myself academically. I focus a lot on spiritual stuff but I think it would be beneficial to my grades to start focusing on my school work too.

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    Andrew Kennebeck 10/21/2018 5:58 PM
    I've been avoiding plastic straws and plastic lids for cups and also reusing plastic silverware whenever I eat or drink anything. It was quite the change at first but I'm definitely getting used to it and making a habit. Sometimes there are times where I really wish I had a lid for my drinks but I guess it's worth it considering the impact plastic has on the oceans.

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    Marshall Pecore 10/21/2018 4:21 PM
    My challenge very going very well. I selected two challenges, one of which I was more familiar with, the other I anticipated to be more challenging. My first goal was to meditate for 20 minutes each day, and I decided to break that down in to two ten minute sessions. This really helped me make the most of this challenge by getting the benefits of meditating twice a day. I cannot stress enough how open it made my mind feel, just to take the time and clear away the mental clutter and achieve some clarity. The second challenge is attempted was to eat my meals without going on my phone or watching TV. This was more straightforward but more difficult for me, and took some mental discipline. Overall, the Ecochallenge has helped me to broaden my horizons in multiple areas and is going really well.   

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    Maddy Hosni 10/19/2018 11:58 AM
    My challenge is going well, accept it is more challenging than I thought it would be. Pretty much once a day I have one meal without meat. This really makes me think about what I put into my body. It changes the way I eat sandwiches, like without ham or salami. I also have to make sure I get a vegetarian marinara sauce for my pasta instead of the normal one with meat. I think that this is a good way to make a small impact in the production of meat, and I want to continue to do this after the EcoChallenge is over. 

  • Autumn Gethers's avatar
    Autumn Gethers 10/18/2018 9:09 PM
    For my eco-challenge, I chose to reduce my shower time from 10 minutes to 5 minutes. When I first started this challenge, it was quite difficult considering that I had become so accustomed to taking longer showers. After about a week, it became a habit. What I found that helps with this challenge is if I take a shower at night versus taking one in the morning. By taking a shower at night instead of the morning, I'm far more motivated to complete the challenge. I think that by starting this eco-challenge, it will continue to be a routine even after the challenge ends.