How To Go Plastic-Free This July

How To Go Plastic-Free This July

Have you ever wanted to live more sustainably but found that the habits you tried to build just wouldn’t stick?

According to the organizers of the Plastic-Free Ecochallenge that ACHS participates in each year, many people care about environmental issues but their actions don’t align with their values.

So, the organizers’ goal is to “help people who already care about the environment to figure out ways to take meaningful action in their lives, businesses, communities, and the world at large.” They do this through making it as easy and fun as possible for people to change their actions and build new habits.

Join us in the Plastic-Free Ecochallenge

ACHS is excited to participate in the Plastic Free Ecochallenge again this year! The Plastic Free Ecochallenge encourages people to live more sustainably and gain “points” for reducing plastic usage in their lives throughout the month of July.

Once you sign up for the Ecochallenge, you can choose actions to gain points for your team. There are 6 categories to choose actions from: Food, personal care, community, lifestyle, pets, and family.

Within each category you have a variety of actions to choose from. Some are daily activities, and some are one-time activities. Some examples are:

  • I will try a new recipe(s) or food preparation method(s) each day, such as canning, pickling, making yogurt, or baking granola bars or bread.
  • I will only buy cloth, wooden or plant-based natural rubber toys. Or make our own toys from recycled items found in our home!
  • I will raise money to support a nonprofit dedicated to plastic pollution reduction.


Watch this quick video to get all the details on the Ecochallenge:

Learn more and join the ACHS Ecochallenge team here.

What sustainable habits would you like to build? Let us know in the comments.

About American College of Healthcare Sciences

American College founded in 1978, is a fully online accredited institute of higher education specializing in holistic health. Based in Portland, OR; our goal is to make research-driven and science-based holistic health education taught by industry-leading experts accessible to anyone anywhere while still giving students a hands-on experiential learning experience like a traditional college and a strong sense of community, school pride and student bond.

This commitment to our students and graduates reflects in our current survey results that reflect 98% of our students would recommend ACHS to a friend or family member.

We believe education is the most powerful tool for changing an individual and the world around us.

When a person enrolls as ACHS, it is vitally important that they graduate with tools they need to forge their own holistic and sustainable missions, build up their communities confidently and changing the face of healthcare with knowledge.