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Fruit Flies and Panic

Fruit Flies and Panic

We recently had a fruit fly infestation…in our kitchen.  The solution ended up being a “fruit embargo”…and a fruit fly trap made of a cup of water, a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap (eco-friendly, of course) in a glass set on the kitchen counter until nay a […]

CHALLENGE DAY 15

CHALLENGE DAY 15

Today’s challenge is to start composting – or at least look into it. Part 1 of this challenge  – instead of putting your peelings and other food waste in the bin, save it for this one day and see how much you would divert from the landfill, then consider starting composting at home or with your […]

CHALLENGE DAY 11

CHALLENGE DAY 11

Just Bike It! Today’s challenge is to take your bicycle to go somewhere:  to work, school, a meeting, class, the store, coffee or a meal. That’s it. Just see if you can break the car habit. It doesn’t matter how far you take it. Oh, and please wear your helmet*. Don’t have a bicycle?  There […]

CHALLENGE DAY 10

CHALLENGE DAY 10

Tare It Up! Packaging…one of the most tedious items to eliminate from our daily lives.  But there’s hope as, more and more, you can bring in your own containers to select stores and get what you’re paying for without having to dispose of/recycle the packaging.  Ironically, my parents generation did this anyway with milk and […]

CHALLENGE DAY 6

CHALLENGE DAY 6

Do you Plog? Have you heard of “Plogging”?  It is a phenomena where people go jogging, bring a bag and pick up trash along their route.  “Plogging” is essentially a combination of the word jogging and the Swedish words for “pick up” (plocka upp). Today’s challenge is to give it a go!  Try “Plogging” in […]

CHALLENGE DAY 5

CHALLENGE DAY 5

Turn down the Heat! If your hot water heater is set to hotter than 120 degrees F. (49 C.), you might get scalded if you have the tap on hot.  Today’s challenge is to turn down your hot water heater* to 120 degrees F. (49 C.).  If yours is already turned down, do one of […]

CHALLENGE DAY 3

CHALLENGE DAY 3

Have a pet? Here are some options for today’s challenge: DOG: Switch to biodegradable friendly poop bags, like these:   BioBags actually compost! https://www.rover.com/blog/truth-about-biodegradable-poop-bags-in/ Just flush it! Easier said than done, but there are options for that, like these: The “Doggie Dooley” is just one way you can compost your dog’s waste Look into composting […]

CHALLENGE DAY 4

CHALLENGE DAY 4

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Do you know how if you do a circuit workout and can’t or don’t want to do one of the work outs you can do 10 burpees? Sometimes during this 21-Day Challenge the challenge of the day may not apply to you or you just can’t do it that day, so we’ve come […]

CHALLENGE DAY 2

CHALLENGE DAY 2

Today’s challenge should be super easy if you already recycle.  Here goes…   Start recycling – – if you already recycle, make sure you’re following your waste management’s guidelines and start recycling one new item   The most important part of this is “following your waste management’s guidelines”.  Recycling varies depending on where you live.  […]

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