One Habit Pledge

Are you one of the many Lexingtonians interested in reducing your landfill-bound waste? Change is hard, but starting small can make it easier. Set yourself up for success by starting small. Build one low-waste habit at a time.

Through the end of April, Live Green Lexington is challenging Lexington residents to take the One Habit Pledge to help reduce waste and to commit one of ten waste-reducing habits. After six weeks, we’ll check in to see if you were successful. 

If you missed out on signing up by April 30, you can still participate by choosing one of the waste reduction habits below.

How to participate

  1. Take the pledge by April 30. 
  2. Share your commitment with friends and family. We’ll help! Share our posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Just add information on what habit you committed to when sharing.
  3. Encourage others to take the One Habit Pledge with you! Again, the social media links above can help with that.
  4. Celebrate and share your successes! Take a picture of your pledge in action – or your habit ‘tool kit.’ Share a trick that helped you follow through on your pledge. Post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #OneHabitLex and tag @LiveGreenLex. If social isn’t your thing, email us at
  5. Tell us about your experience. We’ll send out a survey out in about six weeks to see how it went.


Participants who complete number four will be entered in a prize drawing. Participants who complete number five will have the option to select a prize that can help further reduce their waste impact. (You can forgo the prize if you have what you need to continue your waste reduction journey.)

Waste reduction habits

  • Pack a no-waste lunch once a week.
  • Use cloth towels and napkins instead of paper.
  • Use a reusable grocery bag instead of plastic bags.
  • Bring a reusable coffee mug with you to coffee shops.
  • Freeze fruits and veggies for later use; don’t let them go bad.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle; eliminate single-use water bottles.
  • Bring a reusable food container with you to package leftovers when you eat out.
  • Choose refillable cleaning supplies or make your own; avoid cleaners in single-use plastics.
  • Pass on plastic utensils and straws when eating out or to-go; carry a kit with reusable cutlery and a straw.
  • Stop unwanted catalogs from clogging your mailbox; visit or call the company to be removed from the mailing list.