Take the Challenge

Seven days. Seven ways to take action. Take the Love the Boot Challenge to see how small efforts to live sustainably make a big difference. Share your experience and get featured here using #LovetheBoot.

Take the Love the Boot Challenge with these daily activities and #LovetheBoot to challenge others.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONDAY 50 billion plastic water bottles are sold in the U.S. yearly and yet only 23% are recycled. Choose reusable drink containers instead of single-use plastic ones. Post a video or photo of you and your reusable bottle with #LoveTheBoot.

TAKE-IN TUESDAY Individuals produce 1.6 lbs. more waste each day than they did in the 1960s. Reduce how much waste you consume. Rather than getting take-out food with Styrofoam, plastic or throwaway containers, make dinner at home. Post a video or photo of your delicious home-cooked meal or recipe with #LoveTheBoot.

CLEAN WATER WEDNESDAY 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources. Litter is harmful to marine life and pollutes the waters. Help reduce litter in our waterways by removing it from roadways. Post a video or photo of your litter cleanup with #LoveTheBoot.

THRIFTY THURSDAY An average family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year, none of which are recyclable. Use reusable cloth bags instead of plastic bags when shopping. Post a video or photo of your favorite reusable bag with #LoveTheBoot.

STRAW-FREE FRIDAY Because straws are too small and lightweight to be recycled, they often end up in landfills, in the street, or directly in waterways. Straws will disintegrate into smaller bits of plastic, more easily consumable by birds and marine wildlife. If you don’t need a straw, don’t use one or use a plastic alternative one. Post a video or photo of your strawless drink with #LoveTheBoot.

STORM DRAIN SATURDAY Litter and debris often are carried by wind or rain into storm drains, clogging them and causing street flooding. Post a video or photo of you cleaning out a storm drain with #LoveTheBoot.

SUSTAINABLE SUNDAY An average American produces 4.6 lbs. of waste each day. Reduce your footprint by purchasing sustainable, reclaimed, or recycled items and clothing. Post a video or photo of you shopping sustainably with #LoveTheBoot.

Your financial contribution goes a long way in preserving our state's beauty.

There are countless projects that could use your time and effort.

Spark change - coordinate a local beautification or cleanup.