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CHALLENGE DAY 18

CHALLENGE DAY 18

Clean up Your Cleaners Today’s Challenge is to find out if your dry cleaning service is “green” (if you have your clothes dry cleaned).  This should be as simple as a phone call or Internet search. What does that mean? Dry cleaning chemicals have historically tended to be highly carcinogenic (psst…that means they cause that […]

CHALLENGE  DAY 17

CHALLENGE DAY 17

Sustainable Fashion – Try out a Thrift Store! Today’s challenge is to explore thrift shopping if you don’t already.  Check out a local thrift store and see what great selection they have for all sorts of items. Some are better than others, so I would recommend doing your research. Maybe start here:  Thrift Store Google Search […]

CHALLENGE DAY 16

CHALLENGE DAY 16

Go Green with your Products!   Today’s challenge is to go green with your products! This has many elements. One way is to purchase more ecologically friendly products using Environmental Working Group’s web site or Try Buycott or Think Dirty apps as a guide &/OR try using more natural everyday household items (like coconut oil instead […]

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 14

CHALLENGE DAY 14

Create a Car Kit! Today’s challenge is to set up a car kit to make zero waste shopping and such easier. It could be as simple as: a cardboard box, a reusable coffee mug, reusable drink bottle, reusable straws and cutlery, cloth napkins, A to-go/take-away kit a few Mason jars, mesh bags for shopping for […]

CHALLENGE DAY 13

CHALLENGE DAY 13

Turn off the Tap! Thousands of gallons of water are wasted each year because people leave the tap running while doing water-related activities. The average American household uses 400 gallons of water per day! Today’s challenge is to turn off the tap while you… Brush your teeth Wash your hands (similar to the combat shower […]

CHALLENGE DAY 12

CHALLENGE DAY 12

Coffee Klatch – Bring Your Own Mug and Linger kaf·fee·klatsch ˈkafāˌklaCH/ noun noun: kaffeeklatsch; plural noun: kaffeeklatsches 1.  an informal social gathering at which coffee is served. Today’s challenge is to have coffee (or tea) with someone at home or at a cafe and make a mindful connection with them.  OR, have a coffee date with yourself.  […]

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 […]

Zero Market

Zero Market

I live in Denver, Colorado and there is a fantastic new store called “Zero Market” here.  It’s located in a re-purposed airport building near where I live.  They have lotions, laundry soap, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, tea, essential oils, cleaners, and so much more that people can buy using their own containers. You can also […]

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