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  • Tristan Aimonetti's avatar
    Tristan Aimonetti 6/05/2020 10:12 AM
    I watched WAR ON WASTE: Fast Fashion, it was a documentary that talks about the stunning amount of waste that comes from clothing and other fast fashion objects.

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      amy minato 6/06/2020 4:27 PM
      thanks for this info Tristan. 

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    Tristan Aimonetti 6/05/2020 10:07 AM
    My faucet in my bathroom and the connecting point for my front yard hose were both leaking. I was able to fix my bathroom faucet by tightening all of the intersection points more. And the front yard hose faucet needed some waterproof epoxy around its seal to stop the leaking. 

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      amy minato 6/06/2020 4:27 PM
      a series of small changes like these can really add up. thanks Tristan

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    Tristan Aimonetti 6/05/2020 9:58 AM
    I have been meal prepping for the past month so that I can stick to my diet. My diet mainly consist of veggies, fruit, eggs, and chicken.

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      amy minato 6/06/2020 4:28 PM
      meal prepping is key!

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    Cierra Koitmaa 5/30/2020 4:46 PM
    I took advantage of the couple days we had of sunny, hot weather. I have never walked out around my neighborhood since I moved apartments. The area is surrounded by walking/biking paths and a few parks. Because the dog parks opened back up, my friend and I brought her dog, Beso. We walked along a trail for while that eventually led us back to the park where Beso could run off-leash. Greenway Park has a lot of open area to run too, where we spent the next hour wandering and playing at the park. Luckily my friend is from the area and knows where the good spots are. After resting for a bit, we returned home because it was getting too hot to enjoy the weather.

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      amy minato 6/06/2020 4:29 PM
      cute dog and Beso is a great name!

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    Austin Sumpter 5/27/2020 8:57 PM
    Because I've already started a garden with wildlife-friendliness in mind (at least from my part), I suppose I can say I've achieved this. I'm also beginning to feel cautiously hopeful as I've managed to get a working means of efficient irrigation started for it. 

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      amy minato 5/29/2020 4:41 PM
      i'm so glad Austin!

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    Brian Burres 5/27/2020 1:30 PM
    I just finished a week of carrying my trash with me to see how much waste I am sending to the landfill every seven days. It made me think about my consumption in a different way than I had before. The biggest change was in the types of food I consumed. Fast food was not an option anymore because of all the waste that came with every order. The cup, bag, straw, napkins, wrappers, and condiment packets were waste which I would then have to carry foe every meal. While grocery shopping I quit buying frozen foods and stopped using the plastic bags for my produce. I also tried to only buy items that were packaged with recyclable materials. The few times I ate out I got a burritos from the local shop down the street. I specified that it not be bagged and also not to give me the extra sauces that I wasn't going to use. I ended up creating very little waste this week because of this challenge. Now I'm going to try and think the same way without the incentive of holding onto the waste created. I would challenge others to try this experiment and see if their consumption habits change as well.

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      amy minato 5/29/2020 4:43 PM
      good idea to ask for no bag and no extra sauce..so many little containers, etc, right now used for less than 5 minutes!

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    Rachel Billington 5/26/2020 1:09 PM
    This week for my challenge, I will be supporting a sharing economy! To successfully do this, I plan to share my car with my boyfriend when I am not using it. Another action I plan to take is to do my laundry with my boyfriend so that we use less water; I'm not sure if this exactly counts as a sharing economy but I thought it would be a good idea!

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      amy minato 5/29/2020 4:43 PM
      any bit helps..

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    Hannah Auld 5/26/2020 12:13 PM
    Hey all! With my eco-change being me building a garden bed for my mom, I have had to do some research on a few things. One being, soil. I really didn't want to just go to a store and buy 5 plus bags of soil. So, I found a place near me that sells compost, topsoil, mulch, etc. in bulk! Once the frame is done (which will be this week), my dad and I are going to go over there and shovel some in the bed of his truck. Should be fun! 

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      amy minato 5/29/2020 4:44 PM
      i feel very empowered when i bring home a load of soil or compost..hope its fun for you too

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    Neema Hodaie 5/26/2020 9:39 AM
    this week my little sister and plants 4 native species in our yard. we had a lot of fun with it and they look great! we plan on planting a lot more in the near future. 

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      amy minato 5/29/2020 4:44 PM
      awesome!  feel like your little sister was part of the class! 

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    Winnie Kong 5/26/2020 9:38 AM
    My county (Marion) opened up recently to Phase 1 and I was able to drop off clothes and things I've accumulated for donation. It felt good to drop them off because it freed so much space in my closet. It made me realize how to let go of things that no longer serves me a purpose. This post will probably sound philosophical but it seemed like I was holding on to things simply with the idea that I once liked it and there were memories involved. But sometimes those past memories are not enough to have these items physically take up so much space. Perhaps it's a metaphor but when I feel like physically something is taking up so much space, it translates into an emotional space as well. Freeing up physical items also means freeing up your mental hard drive. I think we all deserve to clean our hard drive once in awhile and start fresh.

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      amy minato 5/29/2020 4:46 PM
      Well said Winnie!  I really appreciate how you brought in the deeper level that these changes affect. I feel the same way and have generated 3 large bags of clothes to give away.