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October 2 - October 23, 2019
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October 2 - October 23, 2019

Zero Waste Los Alamos

Los Alamos County

Less waste, more life!


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team impact

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    pounds of CO2
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    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
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    spent exercising
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    spent learning
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    locally sourced meals
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    meatless or vegan meals
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    spent outdoors
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    pounds of paper
    have been saved
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    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    plastic straws
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    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
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    not spent in front of a screen
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    waste composted

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  • October 23 at 7:53 PM
    I'm a really water miser, but here's something.  I have stacks of old prescriptions that I never used--that my mom never used.  Protocol is to take them to the police station or to fill the bottle with coffee grounds. But I will bet these meds still end eventually up in the water system.  So...I guess I'll just keep them in the drawer. 
  • October 23 at 7:46 PM
    Well, I didn't do it, but team member Katie sent us all this: I'm going to do it (I just need to gather all my junk mail together and just try to STOP it!
  • October 23 at 1:00 PM
    Outside of my house the rain collects on the roof and spews into the rain gutters that end one of two sides of my house. At one end it waters my rose bushes, and on the other it it being collected by our huge rain barrel that when it gets full I tip over to water my trees and lawn in my backyard. Then I have to clean it out if it gets gross,...
  • October 23 at 12:56 PM
    I wish I'd been more diligent about tracking my progress while I was gone.  I also wish the Eco Challenge would allow you to do more things.  Begin limited to 6 or whatever the number was didn't portray the many actions I do every day.
  • October 23 at 12:51 PM
    I put a new weatherstrip on my front door because I could feel the cold air come through the bottom and goodness what a difference it has made! I now can prolong turning on the heat in my home! Holding out until November 1st at the earliest! 
  • October 22 at 1:42 PM
    “When we reconnect with nature, we will be restore ourselves.” — Lailah Gifty Akita
  • October 22 at 1:40 PM
    Spending time outside has made me feel happier and be a happier person. It has helped lower any stress I had collected that day and has helped me relax more. I hope to explore more hiking trails after this challenge (as well as during).
  • October 20 at 7:54 AM
    "A beautiful environment starts with you!" - Unknown
  • October 19 at 4:09 PM
    How's it going?  I'm a single person who freezes in the dark to save energy--an old westerner who's been worried about the environment for 60-years, so in my daily activities, nothing's changed much.  What I AM excited about are the kids and their efforts.  At the High School we have the EcoClub working on the County imposing a bag-fee on...
  • October 19 at 4:00 PM
    Heavy rain or snow melt in my neighborhood runs off into the canyon, and flows down eventually to the Rio Grande. In this desert area, we often only have "male rains," that is, the heavy downpours.  Snows?  Not so much lately.  I mulched my meager little strip of garden with the hopes that it'll hold more of the moisture.  It's been a...

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CHALLENGER: Los Alamos - Environmental Sustainability Board Challenger Team Members: 7 Challenger Points: 3310 Winning?: VS. CHALLENGED: Zero Waste Los Alamos Challenged Team Members: 11 Challenged Points: 2514 Winning?: