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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Mackenzie Minder

Hauppauge Eco Team

""The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for" - Ernest Hemingway"


  • 0 TODAY
  • 245 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Mackenzie's actions


Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.



Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.



Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.


Participant Feed

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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Mackenzie Minder 4/22/2019 3:13 PM
    The most single-use items I use regularly are plastic water bottles and plastic straws. What could be substituted for this would be reusable water bottles/containers and metal straws instead of plastic straws.
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Mackenzie Minder 3/31/2019 2:53 PM
    There are a few things that I would like to prioritize over material "stuff" in my life. Since materialism is viewed at a want to fill a void somewhere in your life, it is good to stray away from it to focus on other aspects of your life. For example, one main thing I'd like to stray away from is the excess amount of clothes I own and focus on using the space it takes up for other projects.  By straying away from this materialistic way of thinking, it can help me feel better of getting rid of old clothes I have no need to hang on to anymore, and from this go on to donate said clothes for someone else to use. This would help with some major cleaning by cluttering and offering change in my life.

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    Mackenzie Minder 3/31/2019 1:55 PM
    I think this challenge is an interesting idea. It can teach us all more ways to help out the environment and help lead us to make a difference in the world we live in .
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Mackenzie Minder 3/31/2019 1:33 PM
    One way I am going to incorporate other "R's" into my lifestyle is by using more reusable containers as opposed to plastic water bottles/cups or paper products. Planning to implement these "R's" into my lifestyle makes me feel hopeful about reducing the production of waste in my life.