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the scourge of plastic bottles

No Recycling in the Garbage

I pledge not to throw any recyclable or redeemable items in the garbage whether at home, at work ...
tap running water

Be Water Wise

I pledge to be water wise and will not waste water in my home, in my yard and ...
garbage disposal

Remove Your Garbage Disposal

I pledge to remove my in-sink garbage disposal because food scraps should never go down the drain. I ...
zero waste events

Plan Zero Waste Events

I pledge to plan zero waste events that rely on washing and reusing everything, composting food waste, and ...
beer bottles

Redeem Deposit Containers

I pledge to redeem all deposit bottles and cans I buy, or otherwise use, at redemption centers to ...
glass food jar

BYO Takeout Container

I pledge to go zero waste takeout by bringing my own reusable container and will inform the restaurant ...
food storage tin

No Single-Use Food Storage Bags

I pledge to not buy any single-use food storage bags to help transition to a plastic-free lifestyle. I ...
lemons loose

Buy Plastic-Free Produce

I pledge to not buy any produce packaged in plastic mesh or plastic clam shells, or wrapped in ...
reuse aluminum foil

Reuse Aluminum Foil

I pledge to reuse aluminum foil by washing it - soaking if necessary to soften baked-on food - ...
sweeper pad

No Single-Use Sweeper Pads

I will not buy or use single-use, disposable sweeper pads - wet or dry - since they create ...
beeswax food wrap

No Plastic Food Wrap

I pledge to not buy plastic food wrap since it's not recyclable and is made from petroleum, which ...
paper receipts

No Paper Receipts

I will opt out of paper receipts whenever possible including those from the drug store, supermarket, bank, dry ...
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No Home or Mobile Car Washes

I pledge to not wash my car at home or hire a mobile car wash to come to ...
cancel your catalogs

Cancel Your Catalogs

I pledge to cancel all the paper catalogs that I receive and do my shopping in store, online ...
zero waste gift

Zero Waste Gifts

I pledge to not buy plastic gifts or trinkets that don't have value beyond the day's celebration. Instead ...
mow green

Get the Gas off Your Grass

I pledge to not mow, blow or weed wack with gas-powered equipment or let any service do so. ...
eileen fisher renew

No Fast Fashion

I pledge to not buy fast fashion and will instead buy secondhand clothing as my first choice and ...
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Buy Local Food First

I pledge to make a farm or farmers market my first choice for eating in season and living ...
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Be a Conscious Consumer

I pledge to buy used, repair, swap, borrow and become a thrifter before buying anything new. I will ...
rotten lemon

Cut Food Waste by 50%

I pledge to cut my food waste by 50% by better managing the food I buy, consume, freeze, ...
unlawn

Unlawn

I pledge to unlawn at least a 10 x 10 foot area of grass this month and plant ...
Shearwater Airscape

Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee Package-Free

I pledge to buy organic, Fair-Trade coffee package-free by purchasing loose coffee and bringing my own container to ...
used sneakers

Recycle All Used Textiles

I pledge to not throw used textiles in the garbage because they have value in the circular economy ...
reusable fabric gift wrap

No Single-Use Gift Wrap

I pledge to not use paper or other single-use gift wrap. Instead I will use reusable fabric gift ...
food scraps

Compost All Food Waste

I pledge to be a zero food waste household by composting all of my food waste. Typically home ...
reusable dry cleaning bag

No Plastic Dry Cleaning Bags

I pledge to not accept any plastic dry cleaning bags. Instead I will participate in my dry cleaner's ...
single-use coffee cup

No Single-Use Coffee Cups

I pledge not to accept, buy or distribute single-use coffee cups. Instead I will carry my own reusable ...
metal coffee filter

No Paper Coffee Filters

I will not buy or use paper coffee filters because they are single use and create daily waste. ...
reusable cutlery

Carry Your Own Cutlery

I will not purchase, accept or distribute plastic or other single-use cutlery. Instead I will carry my own ...
single serve packaged snack

No Single Serve Packaged Food

I pledge to not buy any single serve or travel size packaged food products unless it's an emergency ...
styrofoam container

No Styrofoam

I pledge to not buy any food and beverages packaged or served in styrofoam containers (expanded polystrene foam). ...
no plastic straws

No Plastic Straws

I pledge to not accept, buy or distribute single-use or heavy-weight reusable plastic straws. I pledge to use ...
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No Single-Use Plastic Bags

I pledge to not accept, distribute or use single-use plastic bags to reduce the impact of plastics on ...
plastic-bottle

No Plastic Bottled Water

I pledge to not accept, buy or give out plastic bottled water unless it's an emergency. I will ...