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Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Michelle Lane's avatar
    Michelle Lane 4/25/2018 8:18 AM
    This has been such an interesting and fun project. I now live in an apartment building that has solar panels and is self sustaining. It's nice to know by living in that type of building I'm truly making a difference. At first I wasn't thrilled about composting but I've started to enjoy the fact that I'm not wasting leftovers. I also only cook what we'll eat instead of making way too much. 

  • Leone Gholston's avatar
    Leone Gholston 4/25/2018 7:16 AM
    It sure can be tough to break habits like getting a lid on coffee cups, straws in drinks - but when you think of it adding up, it sounds ridiculous that these practices were ever the norm! It is too easy to hid your head in the sand and I hope we can find more sustainable ways for our most wasteful practices.
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Leone Gholston's avatar
    Leone Gholston 4/23/2018 10:30 AM
    I use exclusively reusable grocery bags. I TRY to remember my own reusable coffee mug when getting a coffee treat. I don't know what I can do about to-go containers, other than refuse until they change their packaging, which is hard to do when you smell that food cart...  I am on the lookout for a stainless straw also.
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than other countries, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Leone Gholston's avatar
    Leone Gholston 4/23/2018 10:26 AM
    Promotion and availability of fresh produce is vital, especially in low-income regions where higher fat/lower nutritious food is typically available. Community gardens help too!

  • Sarra Yamin's avatar
    Sarra Yamin 4/23/2018 9:50 AM
    This was an interesting article. It made me wonder about the coffee we use at the office and whether it is the most sustainable option.
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Mark Soloos's avatar
    Mark Soloos 4/23/2018 8:54 AM
    I'm still looking for a local source of bamboo drinking straws.

  • Mark Soloos's avatar
    Mark Soloos 4/23/2018 8:52 AM
    I must say that this challenge has helped my awareness and influenced my actions to be less wasteful and more mindful of choices that will help the eco system and not clog landfills. Hope the same is true with all of you.
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

    Mark Soloos's avatar
    Mark Soloos 4/23/2018 8:48 AM
    I would like to use the extra $ from food waste on feeding homeless persons.
    Women and Girls Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

    Katie Corgan's avatar
    Katie Corgan 4/19/2018 11:22 AM
    Using the #NowMoreThanEver hashtag on several of the social media platforms I am on has resulted in multiple people sharing their thoughts and feelings about how important it is for girls around the world to get a good, quality education.  It has been a real stepping stone to getting the conversation started about a very important topic.
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Katie Corgan's avatar
    Katie Corgan 4/19/2018 11:18 AM
    Access to voluntary, high-quality family planning around the world is a human right that has powerful positive impacts on the health, welfare, and life expectancy of both women and their children and is a key factor in reducing rates of poverty.  Lack of access to quality family planning and pregnancy services limits their ability to build a stable life and future for themselves and their families.  It's important to keep these services available to low-income women and families so they can build the kind of positive, productives lives they'd hoped for.