Just Say No to Plastic (Week 17)

This weekly report is for you, as much as it is for me. I feel it is important to document the little victories throughout the week because when these moments are added to our other successes, we achieve big things.

This report is from the #bebetter52 challenge to reduce plastic waste on April 22-28,  2019.

We Made an Impact

All week long your posts and completed challenge reports introduced me to new companies and products that help us reduce plastic waste. I feel it is important to share all your amazing suggestions.

No plastic Make Up: Elate Beauty

Glass Tupperware with Bamboo Lids: Nummyware

Bulk Water: Sparklettes

Refillable Deodorant: Myro

Reusable Plastic Bags: Full Circle (seen at Target)

Beeswax Wrap: The Traveling Bee Shop

Metal Straws

Bamboo Utensils: Bio and Chic

Biodegradable Band-aids: Patch Strips

Toothpaste in a Jar: Uncle Harry's

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Last Week’s Contest Winner:

To qualify for last week’s contest, we asked you to post a picture of your completed challenge and tag @mybebetter and @thetravelingbeeshop. Congrats to the winner of the Beeswax Wrap @cassandraellen_. Remember every time you post a picture of a completed challenge, extra money is donated to charity.

Spreading the Word through Free Contests and Free My Be Better Boxes.

This week I donated two My Be Better Boxes to celebrate the one year anniversary of Fit4Mom Anaheim Hills/Orange, the Fit4Mom group I joined earlier this year. The experience has given me clarity on how I want to spread the word about Be Better Movement and My Be Better Box. How? By reaching out to my audience and offering free contests and free My Be Better Boxes to the women already participating.


If you have a group of women in your life that you think would enjoy the Be Better challenge, I would love to hold a free customized contest for you. As I mentioned, I am doing it right now within my Fit4Mom Anaheim Hills/Orange group, and so far it has been a fun (motivating) experience.  If you are interested in learning more, pleasefill out this contact form.    

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May’s Be Better Challenges

Here is a list of the scheduled challenges for the month of May. This list will allow you to prepare ahead of time. Please share this list with friends and family, so they can join you in the challenges.

We SOLD OUT of this month’s My Be Better Boxes:

Since the launch of My Be Better Box in November, we continue to grow in subscribers. This month we officially sold out. Thank you to all of our subscribers for your continued support. It has been fulfilling to see our Be Better participants receive thoughtful and purposeful items in their bi-monthly box that help them successfully complete the challenges for the month. This week’s item was the Beeswax wrap by The Traveling Bee Shop.

Challenges Completed and Money Raised:

Year-to-date we have raised $668.90 for Every Mother Counts! That is 1444 CHALLENGES COMPLETED.

Be Better Teams

Congrats to our Be Better Teams.  10 teams had 80% participation or more for week six.

The teams with 100% participation: 8 teams.            

(Be Better Be Supermoms, Be Better Boss Babes, Change Craver, Mama Needs a Minute, Mtn. Ladies, Team Awesome, The Positive Changemarkers, TRIHOW)

The teams with 80% participation: 2 teams

(Beautiful Badass Breeders and Pacers4lfye)

It has been fulfilling to see our Be Better participants receive thoughtful and purposeful items in their bi-monthly box that help them successfully complete the challenges for the month.

It has been fulfilling to see our Be Better participants receive thoughtful and purposeful items in their bi-monthly box that help them successfully complete the challenges for the month.