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Josh Gruber

Niron Magnetics

"The tasks we complete in this challenge can become the habits we keep for the rest of the year!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 175 THIS WEEK
  • 1,528 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    36
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    64
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    41
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    2.6
    pounds
    packaging waste avoided
  • UP TO
    0.7
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • UP TO
    36
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    46
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Josh's actions

Food

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

I will ditch plastic wrap and use reusable containers, lids or wraps instead.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

At Home

Plastic-Free Caffeine Routine

I will cut single-use plastics out of my morning drink by switching to reusable coffee pods, tea infusers, and bulk beans or tea leaves.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

At Home

Extend the Life of Electronics

Manufacturers want you to replace your phones every year. I will keep my phone for at least 3 years and make any necessary repairs or updates to keep it functioning as long as possible.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Kids

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on reasons to avoid plastic and how we will do it.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Pick Up Plastic Litter

I will pick up 2 piece(s) of plastic litter each day and dispose of it responsibly.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Refill travel toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me 

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

On-the-go

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 pieces of plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

On-the-go

Skip the Straw

I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Make Your Own

I will try a new recipe or food preparation method, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Swap the Snacks

I will swap 2 prepackaged snacks for unpackaged fruits or veggies or homemade or bulk items each time we need more.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Josh Gruber 2/29/2024 11:06 AM
    The final push of the final day!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Kids Discover Together
    How did conversations with your family about reducing plastic use go? What common values or motivations do you have to take action together?

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    Josh Gruber 2/28/2024 7:17 AM
    My wife loves conveniences. It hasn't been easy to get her to change, but she's making progress and I commend her for that. It's not like I don't do things that bug her, but I'm making progress on those too. We're better together.

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    Josh Gruber 2/28/2024 7:08 AM
    Did you know that almost 10% of the pounds of CO2 saved in this entire competition are because of Team Niron?

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    Josh Gruber 2/27/2024 6:07 AM
    The bag clips they have at IKEA work great for keeping your food fresh.

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    Josh Gruber 2/26/2024 5:52 AM
    Plastics commonly found in the ocean include: cigarette butts, food wrappers, beverage bottles, straws, cups and plates, bottle caps, and single-use bags.

    • H McCrillis 's avatar
      H McCrillis 2/27/2024 1:35 PM
      I swear I’ve picked up all of the above today at various bus stops.

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    Josh Gruber 2/25/2024 12:36 PM
    Merino wool socks have changed my life for the better.

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    Josh Gruber 2/24/2024 5:39 AM
    It's cool to see the combined impact of all the participants in the challenge.

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    Josh Gruber 2/23/2024 9:47 AM
    Prevent food waste, eat your roommate's leftovers!

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    Josh Gruber 2/22/2024 5:49 PM
    Coming down to the home stretch. It feels good to see the impact my team is making.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Ditch the Plastic Wrap
    Which method did you try? Do you prefer reusable containers or reusable wraps?

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    Josh Gruber 2/21/2024 11:48 AM
    Reusable glass containers are great, but aluminum foil in a pinch.