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Save the Earth 2021 Feed


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?

  • Leslee Jaeger's avatar
    Leslee Jaeger 5/28/2021 6:14 PM
    Audible books from Hennepin County library thru the Libby app on my phone is an ideal way to get books read while working in my yard

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    Leslee Jaeger 5/25/2021 8:26 AM
    It can be difficult to get the rest of the members of my household to get on board, but showing them some of these reminders has increased their buy in
    At Home Make Green Cleaners
    Which household cleaners did you try making? Have you been able to simplify your cleaning routine?

    Mary Lillestol's avatar
    Mary Lillestol 5/23/2021 5:57 PM
    General surface cleaner made with vinegar, borax, dish soap and essential oils. 
    Food Ditch the Baggie
    When is it hardest not to use a plastic bag? What can motivate you to stick to your goal in those cases?

    Leslee Jaeger's avatar
    Leslee Jaeger 5/10/2021 7:28 PM
    I have only a small stash of disposable plastic bags and try to think twice before using them. Hoping to make my current bags last a long time by reusing them and washing

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    Leslee Jaeger 5/09/2021 7:03 PM
    I hope that everyone has learned a few new recycling pointers over the past week. Please share with the team a recycling/reuse idea that you haven't seen highlighted yet. I recently purchased a few Norwex cleaning products (dusting mit, dusting wand and glass cleaner) so that I don't have to buy plastic bottles of cleaning product in the future. I put them to the test earlier this week and all did really well. Just a bit of water on the mit to catch dust but used the other 2 products dry. They are pricey but I estimate they will save $$ with time as I don't purchase cleaning dusting or glass cleaner. 

  • Leslie A Baken's avatar
    Leslie A Baken 5/09/2021 4:20 PM

  • Leslee Jaeger's avatar
    Leslee Jaeger 5/06/2021 6:23 AM
    No more store receipts in the recycling. I also remove plastic tops from glass bottles before I put them in the recycle bin. 
    Food Make Use of Leftovers
    How have you modified what you do with leftovers to make sure nothing goes to waste?

    Leslee Jaeger's avatar
    Leslee Jaeger 5/05/2021 7:44 PM
    I am trying to designate one night as a left over meal night

  • Lisa Neary's avatar
    Lisa Neary 5/05/2021 9:05 AM
    At Starbucks the other day (at Target, needed sustenance) and bought one of their sturdy reusable cups with top and straw for $3 and asked barista to fill that instead of using a throw-away cup. Now just keep it in my car with my reusable shopping bags so if I ever get a drink while shopping, no waste.

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    Lisa Neary 5/05/2021 9:03 AM
    I wish there were an app for my phone.  Is there?  I think I'd be better about doing it daily if there were.

    • Sarah Lockwood's avatar
      Sarah Lockwood 5/05/2021 8:10 PM
      There isn’t, but if you have an iPhone and are viewing this site in Safari you can click this button (see picture) at the bottom of your screen and then click ‘add to home screen’ to make an app widget.