October 14 - October 28, 2016

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  • Shawn Postera 10/28/2016 2:20 PM
    I went to the doctor today and I told the health care professional about healthy purchasing. She didn't know that make up didn't have to declare all of the ingredients. For example most make up has formaldehyde and mercury. Both chemicals of concerns because they pose a danger to health. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/28/2016 2:18 PM
    I wrote a public official about healthy purchasing which is less toxic purchasing. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/28/2016 2:17 PM
    Yesterday I bought food for houseless people. I bought fruit and veggies and gave it to a thankful street resident. I know I am suppose to go to the Food Bank or Urban Gleaners, but the store was right by a camp! 

  • Sara Mihm 10/28/2016 1:15 PM
    In the last two weeks, I didn't buy a single thing that I didn't need. It feels amazing! This is a big shift for me that has been coming for quite some time and this year's EcoChallenge was exactly what I needed. The impacts are incredible in every imaginable way: More money saved, less stuff to store, more time to spend with loved ones, less impact on Earth for the resources used to extract/manufacture/package/transport/use/maintain, and more focus on the beauty of experiences. Sigh. This has been a good one! :-)

  • Dan Swerbilov 10/28/2016 8:45 AM
    I will make an effort to carry forward my 5 minute shower challenge. I've been through a few suction-cupped salt timers before - need to get another.

  • Dan Swerbilov 10/27/2016 3:05 PM
    I am glad to have participated. A big thanks to Sara Mihm for her contagious enthusiasm! And to everyone else who joined in.

    • Sara Mihm 10/28/2016 1:05 PM
      Thank you for the nod, Dan! This was such a fun experience and it's hard not to be enthusiastic about so many people coming together to try something new. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do.

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 1:52 PM
    The challenge for me is logging in, but I like it. I could bring it into a practice. It would be great to do a challenge like this at a conference. I could a 2-3-4 day conference running a challenge like this especially if it incorporated sustainable practices.

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 1:00 PM
    I took the time to write a letter in the form of a forum post to other government jurisdictions concerning the importance of processing E-waste with a company that practices e-steward standards or R2 certification. Of course I pointed out that e-steward is a higher standard and preferred because the waste doesn't leave our Country and many other reasons. 

    • Kelly Bauman (EcoChallenge Staff) 10/27/2016 1:31 PM
      Great, thoughtful efforts. Thanks for doing this!

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 12:57 PM
    I suggested to my group of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership council members that we do our own eco-challenge during our yearly summit--to promote sustainable purchasing!!! We are talking about it. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 12:56 PM
    I did a healthy purchasing seminar promoting purchasing of safer products in government.