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April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Allison McPhail's avatar
    Allison McPhail 4/24/2019 10:06 PM
    My own future and the welfare of those living in areas already turning deadly because of climate change

  • Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/24/2019 7:41 PM
    Using more local produce, having to put in more time looking for recipes, experimenting with new ingredients

  • Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/23/2019 9:12 PM
    This gets tougher the more I see how screwed up we are & how many things I can act on. It could be a 24x7 job - and I guess it really is.

  • Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/22/2019 7:11 PM
    TVP chili was okay. Frittata was a take on my usual omelettes (which turn out better). Next to try - nutritional yeast & soy nuts.
    In researching, found palm oil in my shampoo, masquerading as Ammonium lauryl sulphate. Went further & found 6 pages of names for palm oil & its by-products. Such a pain checking these on food & non-food items! Did find a Canadian producer of palm-free shampoo tho' no loccal vendors.

    • Anne-Louise Blue's avatar
      Anne-Louise Blue 4/23/2019 9:33 AM
      6 pages of names for palm oil! I had no idea. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts - you and Allison are inspiring. 

  • Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/21/2019 9:27 PM
    Lordie, I follow 1 thread of ugly, anti-Green practices & get led around the world about the endless interconnected evil practices. This could be a full-time job, it sure takes so much time making life changes. 1st TVP meal today.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass techonology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share this with your friends!

    Allison McPhail's avatar
    Allison McPhail 4/20/2019 10:56 PM
    Read about it last year during the EcoChallenge. I was surprised to learn that any kind of fuel-burning could be part of the climate change solution, but I do understand the importance of interim measures.

  • Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/20/2019 5:11 PM
    Don't understand the limit of 15 1-time challenges. I learn from all of them & hopefully have some effect
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/20/2019 4:52 PM
    Decided to ride share with relatives, increasing the joy of sharing hours with relatives I see too seldom. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    Allison McPhail's avatar
    Allison McPhail 4/19/2019 11:22 PM
    While legally equal, Canadian women still deal with a system built on misogyny. There is a double-standard in the workplace that is particularly prevalent in politics, where men can get away with acting like Donald Trump, but women must walk a fine line. Alberta's newly elected Premier opposes women's right to choose. Women are still expected to do the bulk of child rearing. And I have otherwise progressive friends who are against affirmative action because they are convinced the women will be less qualified.

    For me, the most sexist environment I have personally lived in was a STEM university program. It had a rich and beloved tradition of excluding, mocking, and objectifying women. Fortunately, students are actively working to change that attitude.

  • Jim McPhail's avatar
    Jim McPhail 4/19/2019 8:56 PM
    Seems a majority of voters do not believe in climate change, most votes go to parties which even actively promise to cut Green initiatives!