by Malena Lott Putnam
Yeah, we’re a social FUNetworking group of boss Chicks, but our mission extends beyond sharing marketing and business advice and fun get togethers. We’re about WHOLE leadership and that means learning ways we can be better leaders in ALL AREAS OF OUR LIVES. Whew. That’s where ecoChicks comes in. #ecoChicks came to be because several of our Pro Chicks were posting ways about how to be more planet-friendly year around (not just on Earth day) and also more conscious about toxins that effect our bodies and the environments. Soooo… hello, #ecoChicks, a focus flock where we learn something about being more eco-friendly each month.
In June our #ecoChicks challenge was to be mindful of using plastic straws. Like, ask for your drink without them in the fast food line, for example; and buy your own metal straws to re-use (they even have foldable ones you can keep in your purse and car.) How cool is that?!
Our July #ecoChicks challenge is to start replacing our dependency on plastic bags (it’s also the #plasticfreeJuly challenge, which we didn’t create, but, basically, the less plastic we use, the better, you know? So, REPLACING OUR SANDWICH BAGS with eco-friendly options means getting some re-usable bags to meet your family’s needs. Our Jenn Robbins recommends Stasher bags, which are made of silicone and can be used in the microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and even oven! Who’s in?
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