16 Jul '11, 2pm

Our fearless leader, @cgiller, was dared to carry all his trash for a week -- now it's really starting to stink: #ecodare

Our fearless leader, @cgiller, was dared to carry all his trash for a week -- now it's really starting to stink: #ecodare

This is Chip's fourth entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read the first , second , and third here. And support his dare with a gift to Grist. Take-out lentil soup smells really good ... at first. Courtest of LA OC Foodventures via Flickr The bag is about half-full and now it's starting to smell. Yesterday, keeping the family peace took priority over reducing our waste, and today you can really tell. Jenny had an errand to run, and we were too busy to make dinner at home, so we got take-out and ate outside at a picnic table. Again with the take-out! I'm a disgrace. Normally, we are fairly prepared for such trying moments. We keep plastic utensils in the glove compartment of the car, and we bring containers and cups with us when we get prepared food. This time, we forgot. I don't want to blame anyone or point any fingers, so I'll just say we forgot and le...

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grist.org 12 Jul '11, 6pm

Chip Giller Trashtivist Trashtivist Grist dares CEO Chip Giller to relive his youth and carry his trash. Back in college, ...

Here’s how to go plastic-free & still clean up after your dog (via @grist)

Here’s how to go plastic-free & still clean up ...

grist.org 11 Jul '11, 5pm

This is Mike's fourth entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this series. I mentione...

The plastic purge is over, and here's what our daring reader learned: Avoiding plastic makes you lose weight

The plastic purge is over, and here's what our ...

grist.org 18 Jul '11, 11pm

This is Mike's last entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read the first , second , third , fourth and fi...

Plastic purge: The enemy is everywhere: via @grist

grist.org 05 Jul '11, 8pm

Mike SanClements This is Mike's first entry in a series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this seri...

Cut trash with tiny trash cans

Cut trash with tiny trash cans

grist.org 13 Jul '11, 7pm

We tend to associate the "everything bigger" approach with wastefulness -- oversized cars guzzle gas, McMansions drive up ...

Plastic purge: The great plasticky outdoors #ecodare

Plastic purge: The great plasticky outdoors #ec...

grist.org 14 Jul '11, 4pm

There are two kinds of plastic ... one that is disposable or is prone to getting disposed, and highly treasured such as my...

Starting today, we're daring you to make a change. Follow a few brave souls who’ve accepted the challenge: #ecodare

Starting today, we're daring you to make a chan...

grist.org 05 Jul '11, 10pm

Call us immature, but we can’t resist a dare. A dare ups the ante. A dare puts your honor at stake. A dare, frankly, makes...

EPA risks kiling bees to fight invasive stink bugs: via @grist

EPA risks kiling bees to fight invasive stink b...

grist.org 05 Jul '11, 4pm

Bees hang in the balance in the fight against invasive stink bugs. Photo: david.nikonvscanon For many Americans, the brown...