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Anne Newman

WPC Earth Care


  • 35 TODAY
  • 115 THIS WEEK
  • 225 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Anne's actions

Freshwater + Oceans

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Itr's estimated over a billion water bottles are thrown away each year. Even if they were recycled, that still uses energy and resources from the earth. I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.


Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 45 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.


Participant Feed

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?

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    Anne Newman 4/12/2024 6:19 AM
    The business of earth month is good. It lets me be me while I am doing something positive for our earth. Can you imagine what it would be like if everyone on this planet did that?!! It boggles the mind. Oh well, I've got bottles of water to "save." Have a great day!

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    Anne Newman 4/11/2024 8:47 AM
    Like a lot of other folks I am busy, but when it comes to EcoChallenge I am ON1! And because I am not always home I practice what I think is good care of and for our earth. Case in point: putting out the trash shows that it is important to me to be helpful and take care of our planet. One small step . . . is true. Keep up the goodness by caring for our earth.

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    Anne Newman 4/09/2024 12:50 PM
    Being able to participate in EcoChallenge is something I've wanted to do. . . and now I am doing it! Helping to save our planet is quite a task. One could assume there are many on our planet who do not have internet connections, but to those of us who do, great. And being able to to post our results on a daily basis, well, that is a bigger "great." It sounds like a win-win! Thanks for reading.

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    Anne Newman 4/09/2024 12:44 PM
    It is most enjoyable to be writing again for EcoChallenge. I missed it from last April. We have loads of wonderful things to do the rest of April. Saving water bottles is certainly a joy and a necessity that impacts all of us. Anyone else feel the same way?

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    Anne Newman 4/09/2024 12:22 PM
    It is never too late to check-in to EcoChallenge. Even though I am a bit late to this party, my frame of mind is not. It's important to me that we strive to change our behavior regarding water bottles. I carry mine with me nearly all the time. Are you?

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    Anne Newman 4/06/2024 6:40 PM
    It is going quite well. Today was a beautiful day outside with the sun shining, the air was crisp, and the pollen was manageable. It was wonderful! I've saved quite a few bottles of water carrying my bottle of water everywhere. I am grateful for EcoChallege to help folks keep a good amount of fortitude for doing this. Yeah!!

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    Anne Newman 4/04/2024 10:38 AM
    Hopeful. That is what I am doing to help make a difference in the world. April is a particularly good month as Earth Day Sunday is coming up in a few weeks. The Earth Care Committee of our church is active and ready to help show others just what we are all about. We are now using glass communion cups instead of plastic cups. We also are using bamboo utensils instead of plastic ones for refreshments. Less plastics being used. Yeah!!

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    Anne Newman 4/04/2024 10:30 AM
    How can one small bottle be so important in our lives? I am trying to make a difference. Sometimes it isn't easy but at least I am trying to make a difference.
    Freshwater + Oceans Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    What did you learn about the amount of plastic we consume and what actions will you take to reduce your use of plastic?

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    Anne Newman 4/04/2024 10:23 AM
    It is appalling how much plastic we use every day. We are creatures of habit when we use plastic bags for so many things we do each day, I am cognizant of what I am doing regarding plastics. Are you?

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    Anne Newman 4/04/2024 10:10 AM
    What a glorious day outside! After the rain from yesterday it is good to have loads of sunshine today. I've got my water bottle to help with the EcoChallenge with me. I do love EcoChallenge and want people to know how important it is. Keep up the good works everyone.

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      Anne Newman 4/06/2024 6:49 PM
      I wish to thank you for your kindness. Being part of EcoChallenge is something I look forward to each day. It is a blessing to be saving lots of water bottles...and to continue onward.