Skip to main content

Recycle Brevard 2019 Feed

Back to Team Profile

  • Marcia Booth's avatar
    Marcia Booth 8/01/2019 7:17 AM
    I didn't have a chance to check in yesterday and thought I could do it now but it's locked... Well, tasks were done just not accounted for in the challenge. Onward!

  • Mj Waters's avatar
    Mj Waters 8/01/2019 5:00 AM
    Exiting my car to see a man flick his cigarillo butt in a puddle on the ground right in front of me! He apologized profusely - not for littering but for throwing something in front of me. I told him about the challenge and that I would have to pick it up. He said "no, no!" but didn't move to retrieve it. So I picked it up, put in the trash can (which was about 3 feet away). I talked to him and his girlfriend nad told him that he could pay it forward by making sure he disposed of those appropriately in the future. Hope to have made a small impact!

  • Marcia Booth's avatar
    Marcia Booth 7/30/2019 9:24 AM
    Today I signed the Greenpeace petition that asks big corporations to stop using single-use plastics in their product. That is the best bet we have: reducing plastics that are delivered with purchased products. Corporations have the power, money and staff to do that. Consumers cannot be the ones running around trying to find a solution to all the waste dumped on them. Stop the plastic monster! 

  • Laura Lee Walko's avatar
    Laura Lee Walko 7/29/2019 9:25 AM
    Here's a really great idea. We're in Copenhagen now and it's a beautiful summer, everone in boats, swimming, biking & kayaks.  Several places rent kayaks and have a 'green program' which gives 2 hrs of free kayak rental if you pick up water trash while out. They even supply a trash can! 

  • Marcia Booth's avatar
    Marcia Booth 7/29/2019 5:09 AM
    Petition I signed today was to Starbucks.  Companies need to be responsible for the material they distribute and use in their operations. Consumers cannot be the ones trying to find a solution for waste generated at the counter when purchasing a product. Companies have R&D teams to develop what they distribute. It's time to go back to the drawing board... 

  • Marcia Booth's avatar
    Marcia Booth 7/29/2019 4:38 AM
    It is still painful to go grocery shopping. There's so much plastic packaging... and to top it up, Publix still sells styrofoam coolers. Sigh...
  • Reflection Question
    Food Shop the Bulk Bins
    How has buying bulk impacted the quality of the food you receive? Why do you think Western society relies more on prepackaged foods rather than buying in bulk?

    Barbara Peterson's avatar
    Barbara Peterson 7/29/2019 4:16 AM
    Finally have my act together with correct bags and containers. I’m finding that the bulk container offerings at Sunseed are comparable to the packaged items. Have my pantry set up with labeled Mason Jars. Sunseed is less convenient than Publix next door, but can easily plan a trip just a mile down the road. ‘Mindful Consuming’
  • Reflection Question
    Food Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

    Barbara Peterson's avatar
    Barbara Peterson 7/29/2019 4:11 AM
    I must not forget my reusable bag when I dash into the drugstore and getting through errands. The ‘oops’ add up over the year.  Guess this goes into the realm of ‘mindful shopping and consuming.

  • Chris Kane's avatar
    Chris Kane 7/29/2019 3:40 AM
    oh my gosh - i just can't believe how fast time has gone - i'm super excited to see more actions which will inspire me in the future - today i'm going to message my team members and give them information on the "1 million actions" challenge sponsored by 1 million women so that they can continue their momentum if they choose to do so.  EcoChallenge staff are amazing, aren't they?  somehow with every challenge they continue to find new ways to keep us all going!

  • Laura Lee Walko's avatar
    Laura Lee Walko 7/29/2019 2:50 AM
    SIL = sister in law. ;×)  ....sorry about that! Now in EU so we'll see how they do here!