The Zero Waste Lifestyle

You do your part to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but is it enough? In The Zero-Waste Lifestyle, Amy Korst shows you how to lead a healthier, happier, and more sustainable life by generating less garbage.

The Zero Waste Lifestyle

Author: Amy Korst

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743493

Page: 256

View: 742

A practical guide to generating less waste, featuring meaningful and achievable strategies from the blogger behind The Green Garbage Project, a yearlong experiment in living garbage-free. Trash is a big, dirty problem. The average American tosses out nearly 2,000 pounds of garbage every year that piles up in landfills and threatens our air and water quality. You do your part to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but is it enough? In The Zero-Waste Lifestyle, Amy Korst shows you how to lead a healthier, happier, and more sustainable life by generating less garbage. Drawing from lessons she learned during a yearlong experiment in zero-waste living, Amy outlines hundreds of easy ideas—from the simple to the radical—for consuming and throwing away less, with low-impact tips on the best ways to: • Buy eggs from a local farm instead of the grocery store • Start a worm bin for composting • Grow your own loofah sponges and mix up eco-friendly cleaning solutions • Purchase gently used items and donate them when you’re finished • Shop the bulk aisle and keep reusable bags in your purse or car • Bring your own containers for take-out or restaurant leftovers By eliminating unnecessary items in every aspect of your life, these meaningful and achievable strategies will help you save time and money, support local businesses, decrease litter, reduce your toxic exposure, eat well, become more self-sufficient, and preserve the planet for future generations.

An Almost Zero Waste Life

This is not that book. Can a “regular” person do this? Absolutely! Zero waste isn’t necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste.

An Almost Zero Waste Life

Author: Megean Weldon

Publisher: Rock Point

ISBN: 0760366691

Page: 192

View: 526

Author Megean Weldon, aka The Zero Waste Nerd, gently guides you on an attainable, inspirational, mindful, and completely realistic journey to a sustainable living lifestyle with tips, strategies, recipes, and DIY projects for reducing waste—presented in one approachable, beautifully designed, and illustrated guide. What is zero waste living? Although the practice has been around for generations out of necessity, it is making a comeback as concerns grow about the fate of our environment. To put it simply: it is attempting to send no waste to landfills. Although you may have read or heard about “zero waste,” “sustainable,” or “green” living, the concept can sometimes seem too complicated, the author’s tone a bit self-righteous, or riddled with advice geared for people with 5 acres of land in the country with dreams of raising livestock and homesteading. This is not that book. Can a “regular” person do this? Absolutely! Zero waste isn’t necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste. It’s about making better choices when we can, and working to reduce our overall impact by reducing the amount of packaging and single-use plastics we bring into our life. Focusing on the positive, An Almost Zero Waste Life presents simple ways to reduce waste in every aspect of your life: Cleaning: Recipes for natural cleaners and how to ditch paper towels for good. Meal plans: Weekly menus and recipes for zero waste meals that use bulk pantry staples. Shopping: How to shop zero waste at big chain stores and ways to reduce food packaging. Bathroom: Sustainable beauty routine. Recycling: Ingenious ways to repurpose old clothing and how to recycle small metals, like razor blades. Compost: The basics of composting. And much more! An Almost Zero Waste Life will change the way you see the world around you, how you consume, and how you think about waste for a healthier planet and happier you.

Zero Waste Home

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste.

Zero Waste Home

Author: Bea Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451697708

Page: 304

View: 718

Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their footprint and simplify their lives. In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been. This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet.

A Zero Waste Life

A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days, exhorts us not to “waste our lives”. This small book is packed with bite-sized hacks and strategies to help you kick the waste habit. -- Danielle Clode

A Zero Waste Life

Author: Anita Vandyke

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143791389

Page: 192

View: 804

Anita Vandyke wants to show you that by living zero waste, you actually gain more – more time, more money and more life. A Zero Waste Life is the ultimate guide to radically reducing your waste, without losing your lifestyle. In her thirty–day challenge, Anita provides you with the rules, tips and tricks you need to eliminate plastic and live a cleaner, kinder life. This practical book is a call to action with a fresh ‘can do’ approach. Over thirty days you will learn how to make sustainable, ethical choices when it comes to shopping, eating, travel, beauty and so much more. Small changes can make a big difference, and by following these easy, creative steps we can all do more to save our world. These are the inside tips of a waste warrior and former engineer, whose life has changed from excess to eco-luxe. Isn’t that what we all want – a life of happiness, a life of luxury, a life that isn’t wasted?

Resetting Our Future Zero Waste Living The 80 20 Way

We have too much on our plates, and may think these problems are better solved by governments and businesses. This book unlocks the potential in each "too busy" individual to be a crucial part of the solution.

Resetting Our Future  Zero Waste Living  The 80 20 Way

Author: Stephanie J. Miller

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789047404

Page: 112

View: 835

Many of us feel powerless to solve the looming climate and waste crises. We have too much on our plates, and may think these problems are better solved by governments and businesses. This book unlocks the potential in each "too busy" individual to be a crucial part of the solution. Stephanie Miller combines her career focused on climate change with her own research and personal experience to show how a few, relatively easy lifestyle changes can create significant positive impact. Using the simplicity of the 80/20 rule, she shows us those things (the 20%) that we can do to make the biggest (80%) difference in reversing the climate and waste crises.

Six Weeks to Zero Waste

In this book, UK TV presenter turned eco blogger, Kate Arnell, will help you on your path to waste-free living, with the principles of the 5 Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot).

Six Weeks to Zero Waste

Author: Kate Arnell

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 9781856754118

Page: 224

View: 770

We are in the midst of a worldwide waste epidemic, where the average person throws away their own body weight in garbage every seven weeks. We all know the importance of reducing our environmental footprint, but the prospect of going green can seem daunting. Six Weeks to Zero Waste is both an accessible and aspirational program to eliminate waste - and it goes beyond plastic. In this book, UK TV presenter turned eco blogger, Kate Arnell, will help you on your path to waste-free living, with the principles of the 5 Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot). From cutting down on food waste and decluttering to making homemade health and beauty products, you'll soon be on your way to a zero-waste lifestyle.

The Diary of the Nearly Zero Waste Family

This is their story, as told and drawn by the mother herself. Entertaining, educational, and as vitally topical as you can get!

The Diary of the  Nearly  Zero Waste Family

Author: Moret Bénédicte

Publisher: Europe Comics

ISBN:

Page:

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In 2014, a French family of four decided to start living a "zero waste" lifestyle for a year, which made headlines and eventually led to a new career centered on their experience and approach: through downsizing, composting, recycling, eliminating, DIY, buying in bulk, resourcefulness, and rigorous self-discipline, they essentially managed to reduce their yearly household waste down to one small jar of miscellaneous items. This is their story, as told and drawn by the mother herself. Entertaining, educational, and as vitally topical as you can get!

Zero Waste

A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t!

Zero Waste

Author: Shia Su

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510730826

Page: 168

View: 925

Easy and Effective Strategies to Jumpstart a Sustainable, Waste-Free Lifestyle We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Learn how to: Build your own zero waste kit Prepare real food—the lazy way Make your own DIY household cleaners and toiletries Be zero waste even in the bathroom! And more! Be part of the solution! Implement these small changes at your own pace, and restructure your life to one of sustainable living for your community, your health, and the earth that sustains you.

An Almost Zero Waste Life

This is not that book. Can a “regular” person do this? Absolutely! Zero waste isn’t necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste.

An  Almost  Zero Waste Life

Author: Megean Weldon

Publisher: Rock Point

ISBN: 1631066587

Page: 176

View: 593

Author Megean Weldon, aka The Zero Waste Nerd, gently guides you on an attainable, inspirational, mindful, and completely realistic journey to a sustainable living lifestyle with tips, strategies, recipes, and DIY projects for reducing waste—presented in one approachable, beautifully designed, and illustrated guide. What is zero waste living? Although the practice has been around for generations out of necessity, it is making a comeback as concerns grow about the fate of our environment. To put it simply: it is attempting to send no waste to landfills. Although you may have read or heard about “zero waste,” “sustainable,” or “green” living, the concept can sometimes seem too complicated, the author’s tone a bit self-righteous, or riddled with advice geared for people with 5 acres of land in the country with dreams of raising livestock and homesteading. This is not that book. Can a “regular” person do this? Absolutely! Zero waste isn’t necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste. It’s about making better choices when we can, and working to reduce our overall impact by reducing the amount of packaging and single-use plastics we bring into our life. Focusing on the positive, An (Almost) Zero-Waste Life presents simple ways to reduce waste in every aspect of your life: Cleaning: Recipes for natural cleaner and how to ditch paper towels for good. Meal plans: Weekly menus and recipes for zero-waste meals that use bulk pantry staples. Shopping: How to shop zero waste at big chain stores and ways to reduce food packaging. Bathroom: Sustainable beauty routine and zero-waste showering. Recycling: Ingenious ways to repurpose old clothing and how to recycle small metals, like bottle caps and razor blades. Gardening/Compost: Tips on finding heirloom seeds, seasonal produce, and the basics of composting. And much more! An (Almost) Zero-Waste Life will change the way you see the world around you, how you consume, and how you think about waste for a healthier planet and happier you.

More Plants Less Waste

The book will share his delicious, low waste vegan recipes and the tools readers need to make a conscious lifestyle, second nature.

More Plants Less Waste

Author: Max La Manna

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529394716

Page: 224

View: 949

Max La Manna, zero waste chef and climate activist, bridges the gap between vegan food and waste-free cooking - inviting us to channel the MORE PLANTS LESS WASTE mindset and discover a stronger purpose in our daily routines. -- Max has inspired thousands of people across the world to rethink their approach to consumption and made it his mission to turn the tide on plastic and breathe new energy into the leftovers that are typically destined for the bin. In his first cookbook he will share 80 of his tasty, healthy recipes that will have your taste buds watering, help you save money, food and eat well from Sumptuous Spag Bol and Crunchy Cauliflower Curry to Leftover Veggie Nachos in a Hurry.. MORE PLANTS->LESS WASTE INCLUDES: - simple, accessible ingredients that celebrate the power of plants and wholefoods at their best - all-natural home hacks from DIY deodorant to Citrus Bomb House Cleanser - the life tools you need to add value to what you already own and set you on the path to living more sustainably - a 21-day zero waste challenge -- With a little more thought we can all make small changes that will have a BIG, positive impact on the health of our planet. --

Make Garbage Great

Jam-packed with information, more than 200 photographs and illustrations, and approximately twenty DIY projects, this engaging, graphic volume shows us how we all can cut down, reuse, and repurpose the garbage we produce.

Make Garbage Great

Author: Tom Szaky

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062348852

Page: 224

View: 859

Help Keep Our Planet Green From TerraCycle, a world leader in the upcycling and recycling movement, Make Garbage Great is the household primer on going and staying green. With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, and more than 100 tips and creative do-it-yourself upcycling projects, this stunning graphic volume for people of all ages demystifies the impact that the current production and disposal of consumer goods has on the environment—and offers a multitude of suggestions to help everyone live more sustainably to promote a safer, healthier planet. Inside you'll find chapters on plastics, glass and ceramics, paper, wood, textiles, metal, rubber, and organics, each of which offers a wide range of information on recycling, reusing, composting, and upcycling. Make Garbage Great is the definitive resource on living a zero-waste lifestyle.

Zero Waste 50 Tips for a Plastic Free Life

Are you frightened by the pictures of heaps of garbage on dream beaches? Do you feel helpless and don't know what you can change? This book shows you how dangerous plastic is and gives you concrete tips for a plastic-free life.

Zero Waste  50 Tips for a Plastic Free Life

Author: Caroline Piech

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781091505346

Page: 39

View: 373

Waste management and plastic free living Plastic - the ticking time bomb? Are you frightened by the pictures of heaps of garbage on dream beaches? Do you feel helpless and don't know what you can change? This book shows you how dangerous plastic is and gives you concrete tips for a plastic-free life. Everywhere we see pictures of once beautiful beaches, covered with plastic bottles and other plastic waste washed up from the sea. But it is difficult for us to connect to ourselves. Do we have to change something in our daily lives? Everywhere we look we are surrounded by plastic: the hair dryer you use to dry your hair, the cheese packaging you take out of the fridge in the morning, the can of your day cream, everything is made of plastic. And even the cream itself often contains micro plastic, which we cannot see but is no less harmful. Can we just keep doing this or do we have to change anything? In this book you can find: What is plastic? Why is plastic so successful? A day in life in a world of plastic What are the dangers of plastic consumption? Plastic waste at sea: facts and consequences Plastic makes you sick What is already being done by countries, corporations and organizations? What can you do? Become aware of what plastic does to us! Come into action yourself!Don't you go on. Try to live plastic-free . It doesn't have to be a complete renunciation to try to gradually replace plastic in your life with other products. 50 tips for a plastic-free life Put it into practice in your everyday life.As a small bonus you will receive recipes to make your own detergents, cosmetics, etc.

Zero Waste Kids

Written by US author Kathryn Kellogg, a leading voice in the zero-waste movement, author of the adult book 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, founder of the Going Zero Waste blog, featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Times, the ...

Zero Waste Kids

Author: Kathryn Kellogg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144517801X

Page: 64

View: 254

Our planet is in danger! It's time to make a difference to ensure its future by taking up the zero-waste challenge. Zero Waste Kids is full of fun ways to help you make sustainable choices to save planet Earth. Become informed about the crisis we're in but also, more importantly, take action through the 30 achievable child-friendly challenges to reduce waste, including craft activities and lifestyle changes to reduce, reuse and recycle your way to a better future. Filled with facts about the state of our planet, the environmental impact of over-consuming and the waste we produce and where it goes. Written by US author Kathryn Kellogg, a leading voice in the zero-waste movement, author of the adult book 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, founder of the Going Zero Waste blog, featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Times, the Guardian, CNN.

Zero Waste in the Bathroom

Fantastic guide for all interested in sustainable living. 85 tips on how you can implement zero waste strategy in one of the most "waste-full" spaces of your home. Let's make your life easier, green and... save your money!

Zero Waste in the Bathroom

Author: Earth Lovers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788395532436

Page: 180

View: 718

Fantastic guide for all interested in sustainable living. 85 tips on how you can implement zero waste strategy in one of the most "waste-full" spaces of your home. Let's make your life easier, green and... save your money!

Zero Waste Year 2020 Planner and Journal

If you are trying to transition into an eco-friendly lifestyle, this journal will help you along the way. This is your year to save the planet. What are you waiting for?

Zero Waste Year 2020 Planner and Journal

Author: Ecobooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781693333101

Page: 124

View: 189

2020 Zero-waste planner and Journal living zero waste has a lot of benefits: you can pay off your mortgage faster and save money. If you are if you are looking for motivation to reduce waste and your footprint on our precious earth this planner is for you! If you are trying to transition into an eco-friendly lifestyle, this journal will help you along the way. This is your year to save the planet. What are you waiting for? This 2020 planner and journal includes: zero waste ideas Habit tracker garden log pages for zero waste recipes yearly calendar monthly calendar weekly calendar and much more!

Zero Waste Secrets

" If you're reading this book you're probably keen on saving our beautiful planet from waste, toxins and plastic pollution.

Zero Waste Secrets

Author: Honest Miracle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781696991292

Page: 106

View: 256

"What good is all of that greed the huge corporations have for money over our health and planet with single use chemical ridden products designed to break, when there's no air left for us to breathe because we've polluted it?" If you're reading this book you're probably keen on saving our beautiful planet from waste, toxins and plastic pollution. You might have also experienced what I call "zero waste overwhelm" where you want to do everything to fight climate change, heal the planet and tell everyone about it to get them involved too! That's brilliant, but we all have our limits, so don't push yourself to do too much at once. I like to push myself just passed my limit then wait there for a little while before trying to get to the next level because if we burnout we can't help anyone. The top excuse I've heard from people as to why they don't go greener or try zero waste is that they can't be perfect like the social media influencers who fit all of their years rubbish into one jar. We don't have to be that extreme! In fact, how do we know they actually did fit all of their years rubbish into one jar?! There's a thought... So, I created this book as a realistic guide to zero waste, maybe that's not the best name, maybe it should be called conscious living, or less waste, because in all honesty, it's impossible to have ZERO waste. My hope is that you will use this guide to ease your way into zero waste/less waste/conscious living, or you can use it to add to your current eco knowledge. Don't forget to share it with family and friends, so that we can all do our bit to help the planet and to also help our families and ourselves. Because we're all in this together!

Mottainai

" Or, if something appears wasteful, one might remark, "mottainai."A kind of modern day fairy tale, MOTTAINAI: A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE ZERO WASTE LIFE is the story of a young man who has everything and feels nothing but frustration.

Mottainai

Author: Fnr Foundation

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540535399

Page: 108

View: 606

"Mottainai feels like sacrifice at first. Then it feels like the only way to live." Mottainai means waste. Popular with the Japanese for generations, mottainai (pronounced moe-tie-nye) is the Buddhist term for essence. One can say mottainai and mean "waste nothing." Or, if something appears wasteful, one might remark, "mottainai." A kind of modern day fairy tale, MOTTAINAI: A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE ZERO WASTE LIFE is the story of a young man who has everything and feels nothing but frustration. Until he meets a stranger and learns about a program to teach us how little we really need-and why living differently is important for each of us, and for the planet. A typical American Millennial, Greer Grassi stumbles on a grassroots movement to change the world. More interested in material accumulation and boosting his bank account, he puts his lifestyle of comfort on hold once he meets a charming activist. To woo the girl, he takes a job at her nonprofit organization and embarks on the wacky but required training program in rural Japan. There, he lives off the grid with a cranky guru who talks trash and drinks too much. Yet, mottainai is the journey that will change the young man's outlook-and his life. An ancient Japanese philosophy popularized worldwide by the late African activist Wangari Maathai, mottainai is both an individual consciousness and a global movement toward zero waste. To support this important worldview, MOTTAINAI: A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE ZERO WASTE LIFE provides an entertaining story, an allegory about what it takes for us to change our comfortable, wasteful lifestyle in order to save our beautiful, beleaguered planet. Includes tips for cutting back on waste.

A Zero Waste Home in the Rhine Valley

Firstly, the term Zero Waste is defined, and its founder is presented. Additionally, the Zero Waste Hierarchy is introduced which is regarded as the ultimate guide to the Zero Waste lifestyle.

A Zero Waste Home in the Rhine Valley

Author: Riona Zumeri

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Nowadays, serious environmental issues are undeniable. Some problems such as the plastic pollution in the Pacific are directly caused by waste. The Zero Waste lifestyle promotes life with as little waste as possible to reduce human environmental damage. As it is known as a very sustainable way of living, I wanted to examine how every individual could integrate its principles into their daily life. Firstly, the term Zero Waste is defined, and its founder is presented. Additionally, the Zero Waste Hierarchy is introduced which is regarded as the ultimate guide to the Zero Waste lifestyle. It illustrates what measures must be taken to transform a home into a Zero Waste. However, I wanted to apply the gained knowledge about Zero Waste. The idea itself of reducing the degree of environmental damage sounded great but the question was if it was a realistic solution. In order to examine to what extent it is possible to live waste-free in the Rhine valley, I performed a self-experiment where I attempted to transform our home into a Zero Waste home for one week. My family and I tried to implement the principles of Zero Waste into our household. Impressions of Zero Waste including upcoming challenges and benefits were summarized in the practical part of this research paper.

Simply Sustainable

In Simply Sustainable, perfection is not required.

Simply Sustainable

Author: Lily Cameron

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1984859145

Page: 224

View: 904

Break your plastic habit with simple, actionable steps and jumpstart your journey toward a minimal, beautiful, low-waste home. Transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle means eliminating unnecessary clutter from your home and reducing your dependence on disposable goods, but it also comes with practical challenges that can seem daunting. In Simply Sustainable, perfection is not required. Whether you are looking for easy changes to get you started, or more advanced, high-impact tips for your low-waste home, these simple, effective steps will forever change your relationship to disposable plastic products. Lily Cameron shows readers how to gradually transition away from plastic and curate a minimal, beautiful home in the process. Her approach teaches you how to "make plastic-free living work for you, savor your progress and celebrate that with each small change, you are making a positive impact on the environment, your health and your family's well being." Simply Sustainable proves that zero-waste living can be easy and deeply satisfying, whether shopping at the farmers market, throwing a dinner party, or packing for a getaway weekend. With practical, manageable strategies organized by room, and inspiring photographs of plastic-free homes, you can begin your journey toward intentional, low-waste living.

Waste Not Everyday

Waste Not Everyday is your step-by-step, day-by-day guide to simple, progressive lifestyle changes that will have a big effect on what you throw out, and on the health of our planet.

Waste Not Everyday

Author: Erin Rhoads

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743795552

Page: 240

View: 341

A waste-free lifestyle is actually achievable—for everyone, every budget and every schedule. Not ready to dive straight into composting, or to go totally plastic-free yet? Waste Not Everyday is your step-by-step, day-by-day guide to simple, progressive lifestyle changes that will have a big effect on what you throw out, and on the health of our planet. With tips, tricks, recipes, motivation and inspiration, Erin Rhoads, well-known author of Waste Not and passionate waste advocate, takes you on a gentle journey towards zero waste, day by day. Split into four easy-to-follow parts, Waste Not Everyday features 365 achievable daily changes that will lead to a genuine shift in thinking and action, motivational reminders to help you keep sight of the bigger picture, as well as daily, weekly and monthly mini-challenges to help you progress.