After much deliberation, we decided to rise to the challenge of Crunchy Chicken’s Extreme Eco-Challenge. To make it even more interesting, we have each chosen to champion one of the challenges. It will be a cooperative effort but we’re each spearheading the idea that sounded most feasible.
I am going to shoot for no garbage output in May, encouraging us to beef up our recycling (I’ve been meaning to call city recycling department and get some clarifications on items like shrink wrap and unnumbered plastics) and our composting efforts, as well as paying even closer attention to packaging at the grocery store.
Will is going to shoot for no plastic consumption in May and so we will be shopping for non-plastic alternatives for our groceries and other consumables. He is a little concerned about having lost already since he ordered Wii Fit last week and it will arrive sometime in May, no doubt entombed in plastic.
Actually, we both anticipate failing. We’re viewing this challenge as an unachievable goal like perfection. Nobody will every be perfect but it’s still worth striving towards. Hopefully this will give us some insight on how we can make a few more changes at home to keep moving down the green path. Wish us luck!