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  • Trina Henley's avatar
    Trina Henley 7/27/2020 1:04 PM
    Hi- just wanted to say that I have been trying to pick up 5 to 10 pieces of garbage every day since I started the ecochallenge. It is going really well. I find myself going for it more than I usually would. I feel like a perfect person every time I grab something and pick it up and throw it away. I could technically hang on to this habit and not let go. Picking up garbage is the best thing that ever happened to garbage that is left on the ground. I use my reusable face mask too while I am out. I have not purchased any water bottles during this time when I am thirsty to save a plastic water bottle each day. I am completely fine with using a scooper to pick up animal feces everyday if it is more sanitary and healthy safest. I last of all learned pretty much learned what social justice of the people of the world is by reading and watching a video. So that sums up how my ecochallenge has been incorporated.

  • Joan Qazi's avatar
    Joan Qazi 6/02/2020 9:16 AM
    For the most part, I don't use single-use plastic, but I signed up for this goal because during the pandemic I am challenged to continue using my canvas bags at the grocery store.  I only go to the grocery store once every two weeks and am shopping for six people in two households.  But when I bring my own bags, I have to unload my cart, place all the items on the cashier's counter, work the credit card machine, bag all the items myself into my bags and load my cart (often two carts). It is stressful when someone is waiting in line behind me.  I am not convinced that the single-use plastic bags are any safer than canvas bags for the retail workers and they are a lot worse for the environment. Does anyone have scientific data on this beyond the study that shows how long the virus lasts on glass, cardboard, etc.? 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Abby Morales's avatar
    Abby Morales 5/13/2020 8:10 PM
    I bought wood and decided to make a small Garden box. My dad helped me make it and my mom helped planting seeds. Now I can see small sprouts growing. I’m excited to see the prosees.

  • Abby Morales's avatar
    Abby Morales 5/13/2020 8:04 PM
    I saw myself purchasing alot  of plastic water bottles, and noticed how much more efficient and healthy is to carry a water bottle with you. I think it’s important to limit the purchase of harmful products and it’s also cheaper to have reusable things on hand.

  • Emily Villalobos's avatar
    Emily Villalobos 5/13/2020 8:40 AM
    I have been composting for a while, and now my family know what to put into it, and EVERYONE is involved!

  • Stacy Parker's avatar
    Stacy Parker 5/12/2020 8:44 AM
    I'm going to explore Sauer Mountain this week!  This challenge has pushed me to explore my surrounding area and I am grateful.  

  • Emily Villalobos's avatar
    Emily Villalobos 5/06/2020 8:27 PM
    Everytime I write three things Im grateful, it adds stability, focus, and gratitude into my day. Also I complete this challenge in the morning, making me feel the slightest bit more accomplished before I start my day.

  • Joseph Lowe's avatar
    Joseph Lowe 5/06/2020 11:06 AM
    Writing the three things I am thankful for every day increases the success of starting my day. Thankfulness is an awesome thing and thanking someone even for the smallest things goes a long way. 

  • Joseph Lowe's avatar
    Joseph Lowe 5/06/2020 11:03 AM
    If you are looking to start eating organic meals or materials milk is a great place to start. A lot of families have cereal for breakfast so organic milk with an organic cereal that still tastes good is a great way to start. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Victor Valenzuela's avatar
    Victor Valenzuela 5/05/2020 9:55 PM
    You can include your friends to come along and it might inspire you to push yourself harder if they're in better condition than you. I have found that it is also more motivating to workout with other people because you can create memories.