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 22 | Join a Green Group

Since the other day on Day 19, I’ve been thinking about the green meetup I went to. The local group board members kept mentioning that they need people to join the team and volunteer. I didn’t know if I should or not because I have a lot going on plus this daily challenge. I’m not … Read moreDAY 22 | Join a Green Group

DAY 21 | Use Soap Nuts

Soap nuts are a berry that grows on trees. They contain natural soap properties. You pop 5-6 soap nuts in a little nut sack šŸ˜‰ and then you pop it in your washer with your clothes. BOOM! Magic happens and clothes are clean without chemicals. I have been using soap nuts for years and I … Read moreDAY 21 | Use Soap Nuts

DAY 20 | Unplugging Things

Like I mentioned on Day 10, I like playing a game to get my electric bill to be as low as possible. With that, I used to go around the house before going to bed to make sure everything is unplugged. I even attack the kitchen appliances, TVs and all of the husband’s game systems. … Read moreDAY 20 | Unplugging Things

DAY 19 | Going to Green Meetups

I love going to meetups. I have always enjoyed going to tech meetups, and listening to the speakers. However for the past few years, I haven’t attended any. This is because I moved from a city to the middle of nowhere — three times. Twice in Pennsylvania, and now I live in the middle of … Read moreDAY 19 | Going to Green Meetups

DAY 18 | Battery-Saving Mode

Today’s change is something we don’t think about often. How can we save energy with our devices? One thing we can do is to prolong the battery. When we prolong the battery, our devices can last longer and we will spend less time charging them. So I propose a challenge! Let’s all run around to … Read moreDAY 18 | Battery-Saving Mode

DAY 17 | No Writing Utensils

Today’s change is me telling myself that I do not need to spend money on pens. Or any writing utensils for that matter. Do you know how many pens we have? A lot. Do you know how many pens we can locate? A few. Why is it so hard to find a damn pen? How … Read moreDAY 17 | No Writing Utensils

DAY 15 | Recycling Batteries

Another weird item we need to watch out for when recycling is batteries. It’s part of electronic waste that can’t go in a regular recycling bin. Mostly batteries end up in the landfill. My husband has a whole drawer full of batteries and now I’m thinking of all the batteries we have gone through over … Read moreDAY 15 | Recycling Batteries

DAY 13 | Turning Lights Off

My change the other day was about keeping the lights off throughout the day and only turning them on as needed after 5pm. Today’s change is turning off lights throughout the house that have been left on. I have a big family. My household, right now, has 10 people living in it. Half of them … Read moreDAY 13 | Turning Lights Off

DAY 11 | Recycling Pill Bottles

I already set up the recycling center and people are using it. But, I have seen some pill bottles go into the plastic section. According to my local recycling group, you need to take pill bottles to the pharmacy or sheriff’s office. So, I’m alerting the family today that I will be collecting pill bottles … Read moreDAY 11 | Recycling Pill Bottles

DAY 10 | Keeping Lights Off

There’s a game I like to play sometimes. It’s purpose is to see how low I can get my electric bill. I will wake up and not turn on a single light. I will see how long I can last. The funny thing is that I CAN LAST ALL DAY! Up into after 5pm, I … Read moreDAY 10 | Keeping Lights Off

DAY 9 | Saving Trash

Recycling is great. I always figure out a way to recycle no matter where I live. And I have always tried to convince the fam to join in. Most of the time they are supportive and willing. But, some people forget, are too lazy to take it outside or they straight up don’t care. I’m … Read moreDAY 9 | Saving Trash

DAY 8 | No Disposable Gloves

I’m ashamed to admit how many latex gloves I have thrown away over the years. I’m so supposed to be “sooooo grreeen and eco-conscious,” but here I am throwing gloves into the landfill. Look, I have 6 children who happen to be 5 cats and 1 rabbit. That’s a whole lot of shit and a … Read moreDAY 8 | No Disposable Gloves

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