Janaya Brown, Emma Engen, and Jenna Hryhoruk
Waste Free Week
The amount of waste produced by individuals is more than what can be supported by our world. Simple changes of daily habits can have a large positive affect on the future of our planet if more people commit to trying a sustainable lifestyle and cutting the convenience factor. The Zero-Waste movement can be a daunting task, but in reality, it can be as simple as you make it. That was our goal, educating people on how to do zero-waste, and where to shop local. We challenged 10 people to attempt zero-waste for a week. We got them to keep milestones throughout the week, good or bad. We began by giving a presentation to help educate them and guide them on changes that will need to be made. Our goal is to make sure they know that it is okay to fail, it will help us see where they ran into problems but also highlighting where they had success along the way. At the end of the week we asked them to take an online questionnaire on how the week went. Our goal by the end of the project was to hopefully inspire and educate the people involved in the waste free week to change at least one ‘bad’ habit and become more eco-conscious in their everyday lives.