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7-day Earth Challenge

The challenge has ended for this year. check back in for the next time I'm running the environmental challenge. Email me, or sign up for my newsletter, AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN I RUN ONE.In the meantime, Check out the action items below for easy ways to do something great for the environment.


7-day Earth Challenge

Complete the 7-Day Earth Challenge for your chance to win prizes. In collaboration with Barrel Bag and SeaSense Flipflops.

April 10-16th 2021

Winners will be announced Monday April 19 at 12pm PST on Instagram during a live interview with Danielle Eubank @barrelbag #7DayEarthChallenge



1 Pair of flipflops of the size and color of your choice from SeaSense Flipflops.

2021 Barrel Bag  and hat

Antarctica Ice II photo by Danielle Eubank

Danielle Eubank signed and editioned photograph Antarctica Ice II printed on the highest quality, archival resin-coated paper. The image is 9x14 inches in a 16x20 inch archival mat.

Do something kind for the environment. Win a signed, limited edition, matted photograph of Antarctica by Danielle Eubank. 

1. Each day, April 10-16, post a picture in your story on Instagram that demonstrates you’ve completed the daily challenge.

2. Tag @barrelbag, @eubankart and @seasenseflipflops so we can count your entry.

3. Winners will be announced on April 19 at 12pm PST on Instagram during a live interview of Danielle Eubank @barrelbag


Instructions to join


7 easy ways to do something great for the environment.

Day 1

Use a reusable water bottle. It takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to produce single-use plastic water bottles for the United States. Around 80 percent of single-use water bottles are thrown away, taking over 1,000 years to biodegrade in landfills and producing toxic fumes when incinerated.


Day 2

Pick up 10 pieces of trash and recycle or dispose of it properly. Create an account in Barrel Bag’s Impact Tracker so you can track future cleanup activity. What? you say! I live in Utopia and we don’t have litter. Go a little further of field until you find 10 pieces of litter (preferably plastic). Litter dropped on the street gets blown into streams and rivers, making its way to drains and, ultimately, the ocean. Once in the ocean it breaks into smaller and smaller pieces until marine animals eat it. 

Day 3

Adjust your thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer. This could save 2,000 pounds (1 ton) of carbon dioxide per year. The average American produces 22 tons and the goal is 3.5 tons. (Sorry friends living elsewhere, I don’t have stats for each country).


Day 4

Use a reusable shopping bag or food storage container. An estimated 300 million plastic bags every year end up in the Atlantic Ocean alone. All that plastic ending up in oceans is not without consequences.

Day 5

Don’t eat meat today. Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to human-made greenhouse gas emissions after fossil fuels, and is a leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss. 


Day 6

Wash clothes in cold water. 

Approximately 90 percent of the total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions produced by a single load of laundry come from warming the water. Plus, studies have shown that washing in cold water is just as effective.

Day 7

Take a 3-minute shower. Each minute you don’t shower save 2.5 gallons of water. Set a timer! 


Winners will be announced on April 19 at 12pm PST on Instagram during a live interview of Danielle Eubank @barrelbag

Commit to giving back to our oceans and environment! 

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