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1/21/11 9:45 P

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As a team we have a maximum of 4 goals. I've taken this one off the list due to lack of a person to shepherd the goal, and a desire to try something new. If you've added it previously I believe you can continue to track it. It just won't be a team goal.



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11/14/10 12:12 P

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To shepherd a goal, or a topic is just to be willing to regularly participate in it, to encourage others to participate in part by responding to posts on it. It encourages others by showing that the topic or goal is not an orphaned relic of the past but a living active part of our team.

I agree that the old goal ought to be taken down and replaced. I'm working now with BrittaVictoria who has expressed willingness to shepherd the goal to figure out a wording and format that works for her.

Basically I think if anyone is willing to take responsibility for a goal then it ought to be added. (The software for goals as WilliamC no doubt knows is very inflexible so we have to find a creative way through. But eco-friendly types are good at finding a creative way through obstacles. IMHOP!

BTW two shepherds would make the goal stronger, more attractive and more fun, so if you want to do it shoot me a message. Wayne

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11/13/10 11:11 A

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Hi..I think renaming this goal is a good idea and changing the wording to make it clearer would be a good way. I like this goal as it is something that everyone can and should be able to do on a daily basis. WE ALL EAT and shop!!! I don't know what sheparding is, but if you explain it, maybe I'm your girl!

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11/13/10 9:22 A

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The idea of the goal was to stimulate people not to get plastic bags at the supermarket...

I think the solution would be to delete the goal and bring it back in a more clear way or just create another one.

I haven't gotten a plastic back in the store in centuries! i use my reusable ones...

But, when I get a plastic bag, magazines, somebody bring something, I use it to pick up after our dog. If I do not have any plastic bags I use the degradable ones that I buy on line.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

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11/11/10 7:27 P

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I don't know. It would be great to have someone shepherd this goal and give answers like the one you want to other members. Could that person be you?

The goal is a hard one to do with Spark people software because it is about avoiding not doing. Also we aren't allowed to change the name of the challenge or change it to a check box.

I think this might be a goal to delete and remake with a clearer name and a check box (for avoiding acquiring new disposable grocery bags). That way we aren't penalizing ourselves when we reuse and and are giving ourselves credit for taking our reuseable or recycled bags to the store with us.

I also wouldn't count ziplock or Glad. They are very useful and needed for food storage where space is at a premium.

What do you think? About you possibly shepherding this goal and about perhaps replacing it with one as I described or some thing you like.

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11/11/10 7:18 P

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Wow!...I can now ask what is the proper way to do this goal? I don't use plastic at the grocery store for my food, but I do use plastic bags that other people bring me things in, and use them for kitchen garbage and toss into the dumpster! I do not buy glad garbage bags or any other brand. I reuse all other kinds of bags like cat food bags, walmart bags, fresh produce bags, any kind of bag that ends up in my house from whatever source they end up here by. So in my mind, I am being green by using it to get rid of stuff, but I do not get NEW ones when I shop!!! emoticon Also, does this mean sandwich bags like ziplock and Glad???

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11/11/10 3:57 P

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I thought I'd start this topic and make it sticky. Just in case anyone wanted to share their experience with this goal. Remember this is a challenge where lower is better.

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