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October 11 - October 25, 2017

TeamESB Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Heather Ward's avatar
    Heather Ward 10/26/2017 10:15 AM
    I chose a lot of challenges, but they mostly fell into three categories: eating better, reducing waste, and spreading awareness. I had been attempting to go vegan before the EcoChallenge, so I used this opportunity to push myself. I had a few slip-ups, particularly on my daughter's birthday, but I did get to try a variety of new recipes. It's extremely hard when your family is not on board.

    I started composting again, and by reducing purchases my trash is about half what it was before. The hardest daily challenge for me was writing to politicians and/or corporations. I only did six, but that's still six more than without this challenge.

    What I liked most was that it pushed me to learn more. I consider myself fairly aware of my habits and their effects, but I learned how much more I could be doing. I'm not going to be mindlessly picking the same brand of laundry detergent that I have been using for years, but rather looking for more eco-friendly options. That uninsulated water heater is a lot worse than I thought, and since it needs replacement soon anyway, I'm going with a tankless water heater. My small vegetable garden has been neglected the past few years, but I intend to build it up and use it again.

    Thank you!

    • Sue Barns's avatar
      Sue Barns 10/26/2017 10:34 AM
      Thank YOU, Heather! Well done, and thanks for encouraging your team mates as well. Glad you enjoyed the EcoChallenge. :-)

  • Heather Ward's avatar
    Heather Ward 10/25/2017 12:44 PM
    Way to go, Team!

  • Angelica Gurule's avatar
    Angelica Gurule 10/25/2017 7:50 AM
    This challenge has opened my eyes to my own behaviors and their impact on my daily life and environment.

  • James Robinson's avatar
    James Robinson 10/25/2017 6:38 AM
    Amazing! This was a fun challenge!

  • Angelica Gurule's avatar
    Angelica Gurule 10/24/2017 3:52 PM
    1 day left!!! The social media challenge has been the hardest for me.

  • James Robinson's avatar
    James Robinson 10/24/2017 9:58 AM
    Down to the last day! Make it count! 

  • Heather Ward's avatar
    Heather Ward 10/23/2017 3:56 PM
    Two more days - we can do this!

  • James Robinson's avatar
    James Robinson 10/23/2017 6:31 AM
    On to the last two days!

  • James Robinson's avatar
    James Robinson 10/22/2017 8:37 PM
    Go TeamESB

  • Angelica Gurule's avatar
    Angelica Gurule 10/21/2017 6:45 AM
    It’s Saturday! It’s the home stretch! Keep up the good work team.