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October 11 - October 25, 2017

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    Cara Hohenstein 10/25/2017 10:05 AM
    For the EcoChallenge I have been inspecting our garbage cans each day and food packaging waste is by far our #1 issue.  This experience has inspired me to cook more from scratch.  A win for the environment and a win for our health. 

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    Cara Hohenstein 10/22/2017 8:06 PM
    Cleared another area today. Found items to donate and organized it so that we won’t accidentally buy items we already own. 

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    Cara Hohenstein 10/20/2017 11:32 AM
    I've been inventorying our family's garbage each evening.  I can't believe the amount of food packaging garbage that we create.  This weekend I am going to make more of an effort to purchase food that isn't overly packaged.  It's going to mean more in meal prep time, but well worth the effort.   

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    Margaret Wetter 10/17/2017 9:51 AM
    Yesterday, an awe-inspiring hike to Lake 22 near Granite Falls in the central Cascades.  I am so grateful to be living in a part of the country with so many natural areas to explore. 

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    Margaret Wetter 10/14/2017 6:55 PM
    Today I managed a styrofoam recycling event.  The people in my neighborhood filled twelve HUGE plastic bags with styrofoam.  (These are big bags -- probably four people could fit inside them.)  While I am very grateful to be part of an activity that keeps styrofoam out of the landfill, I look forward to the day when these collection events are no longer necessary.

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    paula jenson 10/13/2017 10:00 PM
    I did walk today!!

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    Kaitlin Hill 10/13/2017 9:02 AM
    With a full time job and limited time after work, I thought it would be hard to add "taking a walk" AND "replace screen time" each day, but in reality it has been pretty easy! Taking a long walk with my dog after work energizes me to ignore the television and head to bed to read, instead. 

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    Margaret Wetter 10/12/2017 4:00 PM
    Both yesterday and today I fulfilled my pledge to take a walk, combining each walk with errands in the neighborhood.  I hope to get to the point where my first instinct is to walk wherever I go within a mile or two.

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    paula jenson 10/10/2017 11:15 AM
    Wish me luck!