Zero Waste Challenge

Join Me On My Zero Waste Challenge

I’m making one green / zero-waste change
every day for 183 days.

DAY 5 | Ban the Bottle – Water

Ban the bottle. Make yo body waddle. Right to the fountain to refill your reusable bottle. -Eminem, sorta Today’s change is THE change when you think about going green. Using reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles. Now, I’m pretty good with this already. I use reusable water bottles and mason jars for my … Read moreDAY 5 | Ban the Bottle – Water

DAY 4 | Navy Showers

I’m standing in the shower today and the next change hits me: navy showers. I used to take navy showers a lot, but I stopped for some reason. Navy showers are when you stop the water to suds up and then only turn the water back on as needed. So, you get in the shower, … Read moreDAY 4 | Navy Showers

DAY 3 | Getting Others on Board

Setting up the recycling center went well. I have 5 bins: Paper / Cardboard Aluminum Plastic Grocery bags Glass jars and egg cartons My next step was teaching my family how to use them. I thought it would be difficult, but they are pros. The children actually have something interesting to focus on, so they’re … Read moreDAY 3 | Getting Others on Board

DAY 2 | Recycling Center

I just moved to Tennessee with my family. Now, down here they don’t have a good, convenient recycling system. I think all towns should make recycling as convenient as possible so more people participate. When I lived in Baltimore, they had single-stream recycling. We didn’t have to separate anything! Just collect the recycling in one … Read moreDAY 2 | Recycling Center

DAY 1 | Using Up What I Have

Day One is finally here and I’m terrified. Not that I can’t do it, because I love being ecofriendly, but because I’m afraid that I won’t be able to do this every day for a year. But like all great things, they happen one step at a time and one day at a time. Today’s … Read moreDAY 1 | Using Up What I Have

Day 0 | Why

I’ve been contemplating this challenge for a long time. I’ve been in love with this green Earth since I first learned about recycling in 8th grade. I had NO IDEA. My family never recycled. I knew not to litter, but I had no idea I was littering a landfill everyday of my life. My whole … Read moreDay 0 | Why

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