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  • Joy  Hughes 's avatar
    Joy Hughes 7/31/2019 9:15 PM
    Hey Everyone!!

    Want to keep the momentum going? I created a group on Facebook, please join so we can keep sharing local tips and virtual high fives!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/LifeUnplasticChallenge/

    Im sending out emails for to the top 5 with their prizes, but don’t forget all of you still have access to the store discounts all the way through this Sunday :D 


    Thank you all so much for being on this team with me and making it a memorable summer.  I hope to see you over in the Facebook group so we can keep the challenge alive!! 

    With gratitude, 
    Joy 


    • Krystal Nelson 's avatar
      Krystal Nelson 8/01/2019 7:17 AM
      Thanks for making a group - I'm excited to join!

      And thanks for letting me know about the Leaf razor - I've been eyeing it, so now there's no excuse to give a safety razor a try!
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

    Juliana Cantillo's avatar
    Juliana Cantillo 7/31/2019 8:59 PM
    My last reflection question! This challenge helped me realize most of my waste comes from small non-recyclable plastics (such as fruit stickers, plastic clothes tags, etc) as well as paper-packaged food products that are unsuitable for recycling. When I'm not at the mercy of a mandatory school meal plan, I expect my food-related trash to decrease substantially, and in the meantime, I plan to start making eco-bricks for those plastics that can't be recycled. 

  • Juliana Cantillo's avatar
    Juliana Cantillo 7/31/2019 8:41 PM
    Just want to say thank you to everyone who embarked on this plastic-free journey. I enjoyed learning from all of you and greatly appreciate having had the opportunity to connect with people who also share the same vision of a healthier tomorrow for our planet. 

  • Annie Opuda's avatar
    Annie Opuda 7/31/2019 8:13 PM
    Grateful for this opportunity to enlarge my awareness.

  • Mackenzie Goode's avatar
    Mackenzie Goode 7/31/2019 6:14 PM
    We're at the end of PFJ, and I feel accomplished yet dissatisfied. I think---I KNOW---I could have done more during this month to be proactive. But, alas, it's a work in progress, and I look forward to keeping up my challenges, even when doing so doesn't earn points.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care That Was a Close Shave
    What have you noticed about the economic and social impact of switching to steel razors? Was there ever really a need for disposable razors, or do you think it was just a way to sell more things?

    Mackenzie Goode's avatar
    Mackenzie Goode 7/31/2019 6:12 PM
    Steel razors save so much money and so much unnecessary plastic waste! When I think of all the razors that I've purchased in my lifetime, I've easily spent $1,000+ on them. Alarming, right? But, that's the norm! It's what everyone does! NO. It doesn't have to be the norm and it shouldn't be what everyone does. Consumerism is so ingrained in our day to day lives that most wouldn't think twice about switching to a more common-sense solution for hair removal. It's an easy switch with a big impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Fresh as a Daisy
    Do some research on the toxic side affects of aluminum deodorant. After reading the side effects, can you think of instances where you may have experienced the side effects from this form of deodorant?

    Mackenzie Goode's avatar
    Mackenzie Goode 7/31/2019 6:09 PM
    I've definitely experienced rashes before. But, beyond that, it would be difficult to pinpoint the exact side effects from aluminum deodorant. There are a lot of great scientific articles which point to myths about aluminum deodorant, and many that suggest we simply don't know enough. I personally dislike using aluminum deodorant because the ingredients included are often not necessary, and I find local products more attractive. Regardless of your stance on the ingredients, it is true that your average deodorant comes in packaging that cannot be recycled or reused. For that reason alone, it's worth switching to an alternative.

  • Lisa Huang's avatar
    Lisa Huang 7/31/2019 6:05 PM
    Thanks for the challenge! It has been enlightening, challenging and fulfilling to evaluate my actions. 

  • Joy  Hughes 's avatar
    Joy Hughes 7/31/2019 3:34 PM
    I went to Vine today and they sliced my baguette so it would fit into my produce bag! (Couldn’t help but tear off a few pieces on my way home) 💚🥖

  • Susan Ho's avatar
    Susan Ho 7/31/2019 2:41 PM
    Can’t believe today is the last day — happy to have learned more about myself and habits that i will continue to do!