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October 11 - October 25, 2017


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  • Peggy La Point's avatar
    Peggy La Point 10/25/2017 8:48 PM
    Day 15 garbage. Found a way to have less garbage when buying meat. Instead of packaging the two pieces of roast separately, they packaged them together, separated by the paper they use to grab with. 

  • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
    Anthony Yeznach 10/25/2017 1:36 PM
    Given that this is the last day, ask yourself: Which of these things will I continue to do?  It can be all-the-time or some-of-the-time.  Seriously, stop and give it some thought.

    • Peggy La Point's avatar
      Peggy La Point 10/25/2017 8:51 PM
      Well, I won’t carry my garbage around everyday but I now have a better idea of where my waste comes from and I’m adjusting what I buy because of it.

  • Emily Vislocky's avatar
    Emily Vislocky 10/25/2017 1:19 PM
    This eco challenge has been so fun and eye-opening. Thanks Peggy for organizing!

  • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
    Anthony Yeznach 10/25/2017 11:49 AM
    I went out walking early this morning in anticipation of *possibly* seeing the aurora borealis.  In the Portland area we are pretty much at the bottom end of where it would be visible.  While I was concerned about light pollution from Portland itself, it turned out not to matter, as we had enough fog to prevent viewing.  But the walk was great none-the-less.

  • LeAnn Kritz's avatar
    LeAnn Kritz 10/25/2017 9:01 AM
    Now that these habits are formed it will be easy to maintain a more eco-friendly lifestyle!

  • Heather Reinhart's avatar
    Heather Reinhart 10/25/2017 8:33 AM
    One thing left to do, make my compost bin. Seems to be harder to get myself to make it that I thought. Tonight is the night!!

  • Teresa Gardner's avatar
    Teresa Gardner 10/25/2017 7:49 AM
    This has been a wonderful challenge. Thank you again for the invitation Peggy.

  • Peggy La Point's avatar
    Peggy La Point 10/24/2017 8:35 PM
    Day 14 garbage... my broken espresso glass :(

  • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
    Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2017 5:10 PM
    Just prior to starting this "challenge" I subscribed to a recipe service that delivers 3 recipes (plus two bonus ones usually) along with a shopping list for them to your email each week.  The recipes are completely plant-based.  Additionally, the individual issuing the recipes prefers not to use refined oils - so the recipes are really very healthy.  While I have always been one to "eat my vegetables", this is being a real eye-opener, or maybe a mind-opener.  I've used these recipes in my two weeks of meatless living.

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    Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2017 4:52 PM
    About to head out for an evening walk in the wonderful weather.  Last evening my walk netted me enough wild mushrooms to make a small batch of mushroom rice. Who am I to throw a gift away?

    • Rebecca Snook's avatar
      Rebecca Snook 10/24/2017 4:55 PM
      That's so awesome you have the ability to do that. I am jealous, but happy for you!

    • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
      Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2017 5:14 PM
      Hi Rebecca! I've been picking wild mushrooms all my life so for me it's second nature.  If you really are interested, there are resources locally that can help you learn.  And that is the best way to learn, in my opinion, learn from someone who can guide you.