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The 90 Day Plan

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 20

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 20 

Living 'sustainably' means providing for current needs without jeopardizing future resources. WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. If you don't need it, don't buy it. Interaction is a core concept of ecology. What we have and what we have to lose is one in the same; it is important that we carefully manage our resources and interact in a way that builds positive relationships.

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Challenge: Why is the act of sharing an ecological act?

Friday, July 8, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 19

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 19 

With the variety of audio options on the rise, opt to DOWNLOAD music, movies, and other files instead of burning them to a disc. CD's, DVD's, and their protective jewel cases are made of plastic and last I heard, it wasn't the best thing for our planet.

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Challenge: Who is Pete Seeger? What has he done for the Hudson River?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 18

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 18 

An informed consumer is a better consumer; LEARN YOUR LOGOS & NUMBERS in order to be hip to the Green Lingo. Choices can be difficult to make if you are not aware of what you are really choosing.

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Challenge: Why is the economy the ultimate factor in determining what is recycled and what is trashed?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 17

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 17 

For today, CUT THE JUNK and SODA. Other than the obvious health benefits to avoiding junk food and soda, often it comes in plastic packaging. Didn't we talk about that? A typical American's daily diet requires close to 2,000 gallons of water to produce. By limiting your intake of junk food and soda, that amount of water used can be significantly reduced.

1700 Gallons/Day for my food?

Challenge: Substitute honey for sugar—sugarcane plantations often replace valuable wetlands. Difficult to beat diseases and the overuse of pesticides are serious and ever-present threats to bee colonies; what would happen if bees were to go extinct?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 16

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 16 

Purchasing a product grants the company that made it your approval. MONEY TALKS so LET it SPEAK for the PLANET. If the top 100 companies reduced their carbon-dioxide emissions by 5%, it would be the equivalent of taking twenty-five million cars off the road.

Challenge: What are three direct impacts of your purchasing power can have on the way a company does business?

Monday, July 4, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 15

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 15 
Have you ever considered what it takes to make a t-shirt or a pair of jeans? CHECK YOUR THREADS and figure out a way to start wearing your commitment to conservation ON YOUR SLEVE. The next time you purchase clothing, try to buy organic cotton or make a purchase from a second-hand store.

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Challenge: What is domoic acid, how does it impact marine life, and what does that have to do with fertilizer application in agriculture?

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