29 Sep Hooray, hooray, my challenge starts today!
Posted at 11:16h in Thoughts 2 Comments
Hi friends! This blog has been a bit sleepy for a while so this time I’m gonna LIVE BLOG my no plastic challenge! I’ve modified it a little bit to give myself a “cheat” of 4 items per week. I know it’s kind of a cop out but it’s the only way I could think of doing the challenge to the best of my ability while giving myself space for slip ups and days when I’m just running around and need to pick up something quick! Hope you guys still got the faith. Since I’m giving myself the cheat I will extend the challenge to TEN WEEKS, so ending on 8th of December. I’m excited!
Michel LevinPosted at 12:31h, 23 April
Alexis, congratulations on your ‘no plastic challenge’ and on your blog!
‘Say no to plastic’ has been important to me for many years but I haven’t really pushed it to the extremes. I try to show people that it is possible to reduce one’s footprint without any reduction of your quality of life, and in many cases, with quite an improvement, if you think of cycling to work and cooking and eating wonderful fresh veggies.
An acro yoga teacher of mine, Jason Nemer (http://www.acroyoga.org/about/jason-and-jenny) went on a world trip teaching acro yoga and vowed to throw nothing away during his 3 (or 6?) month trip. He carried every single item of trash with him for the rest of his journey, and exhibited his (small but growing) trash pile at every stop, explainig why he had to buy this or that item. Of course the exercise consisted of learning to get along buying only stuff that doesn’t leave trash behind.
Good luck to you,
theplanetclubPosted at 16:10h, 31 May
Thank you so much for your comment, and I’m so sorry about my delayed reply. I really appreciate meeting other people who are passionate about showing others that living a low carbon lifestyle can be easy and rewarding!
Your teacher Jason is very inspiring! That is a really great way to do it. Have you seen the documentary YERT? (Your Environmental Road Trip)? I saw it at a green film festival two years ago and it was really wonderful, I highly recommend it. Three young people hit the road for a cross-America road trip, while holding on to all of their trash. Along the way, they meet a lot of characters who are working towards a low carbon footprint themselves! Here is their website: http://www.yert.com/film.php
All the best to you,