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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?

  • Shelley Orloski's avatar
    Shelley Orloski 5/02/2023 2:42 AM
    There are so many small actions we can take, that add up to substantial change. Working together is the key to success.
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

    Andrea Markiewicz's avatar
    Andrea Markiewicz 4/30/2023 6:26 PM
    I created more sustainable habits slowly. I focused on one area at a time, like reducing plastic in my bathroom, or reducing my meat consumption, or paying more attention to how much electricity I used, and let each habit sink in before starting a new one. That way, I wasn't overwhelmed with a lot of change at once.

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    Andrea Markiewicz 4/29/2023 8:49 PM
    My 25th eco habit is to use reusable feminine hygiene products. This is another swap that I've made to reduce my single-use plastic usage.

  • Linda Keller's avatar
    Linda Keller 4/29/2023 12:01 PM
    It's been a cold, drizzly day so not outside as much as usual but we still took our daily walk. One of the ways to save miles instead of driving is to combine trips and walk to the store instead of driving.

  • Linda Keller's avatar
    Linda Keller 4/29/2023 11:58 AM
    It's been fun to discover some new areas around us - I've been picking a different path to walk each day

  • Andrea Markiewicz's avatar
    Andrea Markiewicz 4/28/2023 7:54 PM
    My 24th eco habit is recycling! Since I'm new to the area, I've only been able to find convenient paper recycling, but have saved my cans (obviously for Cans for Corridors), bottles, and plastics to recycle once I figure out where...

  • Niki Hosafros's avatar
    Niki Hosafros 4/28/2023 9:23 AM
    It's still too cold to plant, BUT I did expand my raised garden by reusing dirt and some wood from a poorly placed raised bed that I made in 2020. (It never got enough sun due to my neighbor's tree) I added an extra 7' of length bringing it to 13' long by 4' wide!

    • Amber Acord's avatar
      Amber Acord 4/28/2023 9:29 AM
      Awesome! I am filling in some dirt this weekend in my front garden! I can't wait to start outdoor planting! Home grown veggies just taste better

  • Andrea Markiewicz's avatar
    Andrea Markiewicz 4/27/2023 6:24 PM
    Eco habit #23 piggybacks off of my last one. To go with my more sustainable dish soap, I use more sustainable dish cloths. I mainly use old wash cloths, but also coconut husk scrubbers for those hard, stuck-on messes. They're all over Amazon, and most of home compostable when you're done with them! No more plastic sponges!

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    Amber Acord 4/27/2023 5:25 AM
    Spent 2.5hrs walking the park fence line yesterday, even though it was work it was nice to be out in nature for a moment. I saw a few different critters, but sadly a large amount of invasive too.

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    Andrea Markiewicz 4/26/2023 7:30 PM
    We're in the last week! My 22nd eco habit was switching out dishwashing soap in a plastic bottle for solid dishwashing bars. I get mine from Sheets (Handcrafted Solid Dish Soap | Sheets Laundry Club). One bar usually lasts me 2-3 months, and comes in paper packaging.