October 11 - October 25, 2017

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  • 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 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 10/25/2017 12:44 PM
    Way to go, Team!

  • 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 10/25/2017 6:38 AM
    Amazing! This was a fun challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

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