Zero Waste Challenge

Join Me On My Zero Waste Challenge

I’m making one green / zero-waste change
every day for a whole year.

DAY 83 | Ban the Lighter

Today’s change is using matches over lighters. Yes, some lighters can be refillable, but I think matches win out. I have never seen anyone refill a lighter. When they get empty, they’re tossed and a new piece of plastic is bought. Matches are EASY! And you can burn them or compost them when done. Better … Read moreDAY 83 | Ban the Lighter

DAY 82 | Green Newsletter

Hey! I’m having a long week but I’m excited! I’m starting a newsletter to bring zero waste / green news and tips. This is part of my plan to help spread awareness. And my change is to send out a weekly newsletter at least! The first issue is coming out tomorrow! If you’re interested, you … Read moreDAY 82 | Green Newsletter

DAY 81 | Reusable Produce Bags

Alrighty! It’s time for me to make this switch! For now on I will be using reusable produce bags to buy my plastic-free vegetables 🙂 Today’s post is short and sweet because I am DEAD tired tonight, LOL. I hope everyone is having a great day

DAY 78 | Ignore the Deals

Ugh Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Early Black Friday, Extended Black Friday, etc We are all being bombarded by ads and deals this time of year. And it sucks. If you’ve already been on the market for something, these deals can save you a lot of money. But other than that these deals entice people to … Read moreDAY 78 | Ignore the Deals

DAY 77 | No Wipes

Wipes are a serious problem. They’re another disposable item like napkins and paper towels. The only difference is they’re drenched in bacteria-fighting liquid. Cool. But still disposable. Today’s change is giving up wipes. So far I’ve been using rags and soap. But for wiping down areas that I don’t want to be completely soapy, I … Read moreDAY 77 | No Wipes

DAY 76 | Electronic Waste

Today’s change is to properly dispose of electrical waste like old computers and cell phones. I just got word that there is a recycling event in April in my town to dispose of all the electrical waste. I also have seen other events in other cities near me. So my plan is to alert my … Read moreDAY 76 | Electronic Waste

DAY 75 | Gratitude

My change today is to be grateful for this Earth. I will be going outside every day. I’m going to enjoy it and take in the rain, the sunshine, the heat, the cold… The hailstorms, the mud, the grass, gravel and sand. I will appreciate the fresh air, the trees, the plants and the clear … Read moreDAY 75 | Gratitude

DAY 74 | No Wrapping Challenge

I am challenging my family, friends and YOU to change the way you wrap presents this year. Here are some awesome ways to go without wrapping paper this year: Newspapers, junk mail and circulars Cloth from old clothes and linen Brown, recycled paper Pillowcases (suggested by @activedomestics ) Homemade present sacks from fabric And many … Read moreDAY 74 | No Wrapping Challenge

DAY 73 | Trickle the Water

Today is another lightweight change to help save water. I’ll keep it short and sweet. Normally, when I am running water from sinks, I turn the knobs all the water. FULL FORCE! Honestly, sometimes it’s way too much and I’m sure water is being wasted. So I will be turning the faucets on to a … Read moreDAY 73 | Trickle the Water

DAY 72 | Litter

People throw everything out their windows down here. I’ve never seen so much litter. No respect at all. My family goes out once in a while to collect cans because they can get money back from recycling them. So I’m going to start going out with them and while they collect cans, I’ll be picking … Read moreDAY 72 | Litter

DAY 71 | No Bubble Wrap

The kids had bubble-wrap yesterday. Who else likes popping them? They’re fun! But they’re not fun for the environment. They are really hard to recycle like grocery bags. You cannot put them in your plastic recycling. They need to go to special recycling locations which may not be near the average person. If your grocery … Read moreDAY 71 | No Bubble Wrap

DAY 70 | Cat Cleanup

I had to take my baby, Teah, to the vet today. Now he gets car sick. Every time we take him out, EVERY TIME without fail, he defecates and urinates within 10 minutes. We always have to clean him up as we arrive at the vet. So, I had to prepare. Usually, I would pack … Read moreDAY 70 | Cat Cleanup

DAY 69 | No Drinks in Plastic

>insert sex joke or helpful information about zero waste sex here< LOL, I have no sex advice, unfortunately, but I do have a change that will make me sad. Today’s change is to stop consuming drinks that come in plastic. I already cut out plastic water bottles, but now we’re taking a step forward. Now … Read moreDAY 69 | No Drinks in Plastic

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