For Week 17 I wanted to focus more on current events. As there have been a myriad of peaceful protests taking place during the last few weeks and due to the likelihood that there will be more throughout the next several weeks as well, I thought an appropriate objective for this week would be to not go against one worthy cause while participating in another worthy cause. If you do participate in a peaceful protest, please take into consideration the following eco-friendly tips (refer to zerowastewisdom.com/post/2017/01/22/10-way-to-be-an-eco-friendly-protester for more details on each tip):
1. Take public transportation or carpool to the location of the protest. 2. Reuse scavenged cardboard to create your sign. 3. Use a reusable sign handle (examples include a broom handle or wooden stake) 4. Use biodegradable tape. 5. Refuse free handouts and flyers. (I know this one is difficult, but a lot of paper is consumed during such events.) 6. Avoid bottled water; bring a reusable water bottle. 7. Bring protein snacks (e.g. nuts, trail mix) wrapped in a napkin or paper bag. 8. Bring a reusable container from home for food purchased from food trucks; avoid the extra wrappings they use. 9. Know the weather so as to avoid needing a free plastic poncho if it rains. 10. Bring a paper bag for trash and pick up any trash you see along your route. Leave the environment cleaner than when you arrived.
I hope this helps. Good luck out there and stay safe!