April 3 - April 24, 2019

Chris Kane


"I want to "be the change"."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 781 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    with people
  • up to
    spent learning



Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

One-Time Challenge


Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family and/or colleagues.

One-Time Challenge


Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

One-Time Challenge


Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.



  • Chris Kane 4/24/2019 1:39 AM
    This has been a wonderful experience for me.  Not only have I learned so much, I've enjoyed being the Captain of our team.  While the final points haven't been tallied yet, I'm so happy that our team is 3rd in the State of Florida and 221st overall!  That's a huge achievement for such a small team.  I want to thank NWEI for another outstanding challenge!

  • Chris Kane 4/23/2019 5:49 PM
    i can't believe that tomorrow is the last day..............i've learned so much this year, and i'm very grateful to my team for their work.

  • Chris Kane 4/21/2019 5:07 AM
    As I approach the conclusion of this challenge I am certain that I have made new habits which will stay with me.  I always learn something new.

  • Chris Kane 4/18/2019 5:52 AM
    Things here are going well.  I am still learning more and more about the bioplastics and what i read i don't like; again, i'm really glad i am participating in this challenge.  thanks, nwei

  • Chris Kane 4/17/2019 4:14 AM
    Happy Wednesday everyone!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Chris Kane 4/15/2019 9:33 AM
    I'm sorry to say that the majority of people I run into really don't have the time or inclination to care about what they're doing to the planet.  I learned long ago to stop trying to convince them otherwise.  Now I lead by example.  I've found that many more people respond in a positive way to that and will engage me in conversation.  There's not a day that goes by that I don't see in the news or see with my own eyes, another clear example of how we're destroying the planet.  I feel so incredibly sorry for my grandchildren and their children because the world I grew up in will not be their reality.  The best I can do is keep fighting the fight.  I love this planet and it makes me very sad to see what we've done to it.

  • Chris Kane 4/15/2019 4:52 AM
    Things are going well; worked in the garden a long time yesterday.  That helps me find clarity when things are on my mind.  Everyone should be able to play in the dirt, regardless of their age!

  • Chris Kane 4/14/2019 3:57 AM
    I had a great conversation with someone yesterday and told them all about this challenge and about nwei and our discussion course and she's interested in getting more info from me!  i do tend to talk about all this with folks i run into; this year has been so much fun so far.

  • Chris Kane 4/12/2019 4:05 AM
    Things are going very well.  I'm just about finished with my reading for my next challenge.  I do love these challenges!

  • Chris Kane 4/11/2019 1:08 AM
    Today promises to be another productive day with my challenges.