Category Archives: Tote Bag Project

Team Tote Bag

Greg and I have made the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project and food banks (such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank) as our main community organizations to support. Yesterday, we had the chance to walk in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community as Team Tote Bag, raising money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and spreading awareness of the Tote Bag Project. Greg even got Highmark to donate a box of totes! keep reading

#PghToteChallenge Day 6 Thoughts

Yesterday was day 6 of the Tote Bag Project’s Tote Challenge. Sticking with traditions, we headed to the big screen and had to grab dinner on our way there. (Aside, I sure hope this doesn’t put a damper on my efforts to drop a few more pounds before Mud on the Mountain!) I took the tote bag in because of all the interesting situations we’ve had in the drive thru, and the cashier was confused but not unfriendly. keep reading

#PghToteChallenge Day 5 Thoughts and Couponing

Today felt like it was way too easy. In a way, I had to wonder if I broke the rules again with a pre-packaged version of oatmeal, but, as instructed, I was able to recycle it (see?)

Lunch, as usual, was in my lunch tote, and Mr. Burgher and the kids stayed at home and did lawn work and A cleaned her toy room (ahem). There were no opportunities for a slip up for them. keep reading

#PghToteChallenge Day 1 Thoughts

Well, the ‘lil Burghers almost forgot that today started Earth Week and the Tote Bag Challenge, but we’re proud to say that we have not had to claim a $1 penalty through day 1!

This morning when I woke up, I went downstairs to get started on the kids’ brunch and pack my Monday lunch. I realized the fridge needed some cleaning, so I reached for a grocery bag to collect trash items. I was one step away from the pile that needs to get to the recycle bin when it hit me…the Challenge started today! It was time to think about how not to use a bag to get the trash to the trash can…this involved several trips to the trash (and thus extra burnt calories, win). The sad thing is that it made Mr. Burgher and I realize how much food we let spoil or go to waste (mostly leftovers from the kids’ meals that they let sit out way too long). Hunger is a problem, and we shouldn’t be so wasteful, but that’s another challenge to take on. One bag avoided. keep reading