This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Monday, August 15, 2011

New challenge of the day: No Plastic

Well I guess I need to start this entry off with an apology.  I (meaning because of everyone else and not because of me, I kid I kid here, this is all me) have not been holding true to my promise of working on the leftover love challenge very diligently.  Life has a way of becoming a bit hectic at times, and little old me tends to let it overwhelm me instead of punching it in the face (but in the nice way).  So anyway I am renewing my promise and hope to have some actual (meaning real) good  news for you soon. 
Now that that is out of the way I would like to present a new challenge to myself and anyone else out there who may be interested.  Can you go one day without using plastic?  I know I have discussed this before, but I have just got to try.  I am already realising how difficult this will be for me, as I am weak and pitiful (but in the good way).  Guess we need to set up some guidelines here for this challenge.  Number one I am not asking anyone to throw away any major appliances or expensive equipment like TV's or fridges or anything else.  Guess that is really the only big guideline.  I mean the objective of this challenge is to venture through your day without using and especially throwing away any plastic.  Of course recycling is always alright.  But I guess the point is to see how much plastic we touch and use.  So, here it is no new plastic for 24 hours may enter the house and all items that I use that are plastic I must see if there are alternatives before using them.  Oh man I know this is going to kill me and I am already thinking of loop holes.  I guess the upside to all of this is I now have a new addiction to focus on rather than the paper towels.  Anyway good luck to all.  I will let you know how I do, if  I survive.

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