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Week 2 - Plastic Free Challenge

Posted by Meredith Moore on March 7, 2021

Hello! We hope you are having a nice weekend and enjoying the warmer weather. Congratulations on completing Week 1 of the Plastic Free Challenge! How does it feel? Did anything in particular surprise you during Week 1? We have already learned a lot about our daily habits and are excited to get started on Week 2. Hopefully, we will decrease our waste each week, both as individuals and as a group. If you have not already, please remember to submit your Week 1 Google Form with an uploaded grid (attached) as soon as possible, though no later than Monday morning.

We encourage you to reflect on your Week 1 waste and perhaps set some new goals for Week 2. Maybe that means remembering to keep a reusable water bottle on hand, setting out your grocery bags before leaving so you are not stuck in a situation without one, or if ordering take-out, remember to request it without extra cutlery, straws, or napkins. Discover a sustainability-themed documentary or read an interesting article - and consider sharing it with the group or others in your life. Whatever you choose to focus on, keep up the fantastic work!

Here is the Week 2 Form. Attached is a copy of the grid and point guide for your convenience. Please submit your Week 2 Form by Monday, March 15th. 

At any time throughout the challenge (especially if you have recently joined!), you can revisit any of our emails or resources that have been distributed to the group at this Box folder. This folder can also be found by scrolling down to "More Information" on the iSEE Plastic Free Challenge webpage. As always, we invite you to email us with any feedback, questions, comments, or to let us know how the challenge is going for you. We also encourage you to share these thoughts with your fellow participants on the Waste Reduction @ Illinois Facebook page; we can all learn from each other and hopefully decrease our plastic waste as a group.

Thank you and have a great week!

Meredith Moore, iSEE Sustainability Programs Coordinator 
Emily Dickett, iSEE Sustainability Intern