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 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

DAY 7 | No Napkins

I hate paper towels. I hate napkins. They are literally designed to be thrown away. You literally spend money on something to throw it away. Money in the garbage. I don’t use napkins a lot. I’m the messiest eater. But, I do find myself using napkins and paper towels. They are handed to me when … Read moreDAY 7 | No Napkins

DAY 6 | Shopping Bags

My husband and I usually have a good system. We have two large bins in our car. Whenever we go shopping, we check out, skip the grocery bags, take our cart to the car and place the items in the bins. When we get home, we take the bins inside. Very easy. Very green. But, … Read moreDAY 6 | Shopping Bags

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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