October 11 - October 25, 2017

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  • Leah Brosig 10/25/2017 6:34 PM
    One of my challenges is to eat one meatless meal a day. Back home, my family would usually eat meat with every meal (we ate our own pigs and cattle). However, eating here has more vegetarian options, which makes it a lot easier to reduce the amount of meat eaten. Today I went the whole day without eating meat, and i wasn't even trying to do this challenge. I love meat to much to become a vegetarian, but i do believe I can reduce the amount of meat I eat.

  • joey breen 10/25/2017 1:57 PM
    For me the Eco Challenge was very interesting. I have never done anything like it before but i think it is a good experience and would recommend it to anyone. I had to make the conscious effort to save energy and go out and explore nature and i really enjoyed it. La Crosse is a beautiful area to explore and I also feel a lot better about my energy use. All in all i think this challenge was very beneficial and im glad we did it.  

  • Whitney Ebert 10/25/2017 1:18 PM
    I enjoyed this assignment and the little challenge and change it brought as i was doing it. Nutrition has always been something i have been interested in, so i thought doing a challenge around eating would be interesting to me. Eating mindfully is definitely something that i have never really focused on before, as i always like to be on my phone or watch an episode on Netflix when eating a meal. Personally, i had to remind myself when ever i started eating to just enjoy my meal and what was in front of me. It was a nice little challenge for myself and i will keep it in mind as far as eating meals in the future goes. 

  • Alysa Remsburg 10/25/2017 10:33 AM
    Having a meeting outside was so nice! The only challenge was that it's hard to predict how long the meeting will go, so it's hard to know where to walk!

  • Karley Sloma 10/25/2017 7:32 AM
    For my challenge, I decided to turn off the water when I am brushing my teeth. This has been a problem for me starting this year because my water bill is included with my rent. I guess I don't have the monetary incentive that I used to have before. The challenge so far has been relatively easy. I forgot a couple times but once I made a habit of it, it was easier to remember. When do the challenge it also made me more aware of the fact that I also leave the water on when I wash my face. I decide to stop doing that along with my challenge. 

  • Maggie Gallenberg 10/24/2017 8:24 PM
    I chose the challenges of turning off my computer, which I have just been charging my computer to completion and then making sure to unplug it, and I don't use it while it s charging. This has been more difficult than my other challenge, printing on both sides instead of just one. Doing both of these challenges and seeing the results make me glad I am making a small difference.

  • Rachel McKiernan 10/24/2017 5:04 PM
    I chose the challenge of only showering for 5 minutes. At first, this was a little difficult for me because I normally shower for long periods of time, but after a few tries, I was able to make my time in the shower much more efficient and only use 5 minutes worth of water each time. I'm glad I attempted this challenge because it's something I can be mindful of everyday in order to conserve water.

  • Sydney Jahnke 10/24/2017 5:03 PM
    One of the challenges I am doing has been pretty easy because it is just not accepting plastic bags at stores. I go to target and festival quite a bit and I bring re-usable fabric bags instead of taking more plastic bags from the stores. This is obviously a small gesture but it is a step in the right direction and if everyone begins doing it then we could reduce or even eliminate the need for plastic bags at stores. 

  • Nick Allbee 10/24/2017 4:58 PM
    My challenge that I have chosen was to not have the water running as I brush my teeth. So far this has been very easy to do. Makes me wonder why I never thought to do this before!

  • Logan Jacobs 10/24/2017 4:11 PM
    I used to be lazy and run the water while brushing my teeth but then I read how much water I was wasting. It was really easy to make the switch to brushing without the water running and I have been doing it every day.