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Week 3 - Plastic Free Challenge

Posted by Meredith Moore on March 14, 2021

Good afternoon! Did you remember to change your clocks this morning? Hopefully you are ready for another great week of challenging yourself to track and reduce your plastic waste! You are officially halfway through the Plastic Free Challenge! How does it feel? Meticulously tracking your plastic use for two weeks now is a lot to celebrate. Now is a great time to reflect on what you have learned so far, what resources and new lifestyle changes you have learned, and what you still want to work on in the next two weeks. Please remember to submit your Week 2 Google Form with an uploaded grin (attached) as soon as possible - though no later than Monday, March 15. As a group, we have already decreased our waste significantly -- let’s keep it up!

This week, in addition to refusing, repurposing, and recycling plastic, we encourage each of you to dedicate time to challenge yourself to commit to a new, environmentally-conscious action. Whether it be having a discussion with a roommate about consumerism, watching a documentary on plastic, or picking up litter, "negative point" opportunities are a great way to help the environment even further and spread awareness of the detrimental effects of plastic (while, of course, helping lower your point total for the week, too).

Have you been committing to environmental actions that we don’t have on our point list yet? Share it with us - we’d love to hear! We are also interested in knowing why you all are participating!

Here is the Week 3 form; please submit this with your weekly grid by Monday, March 22. We will check in with you again on Thursday with more tips on how to reduce your plastic waste! As a reminder, 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.

Have a fantastic week!

Meredith Moore, iSEE Sustainable Programs Coordinator 

Emily Dickett, iSEE Sustainability Intern