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April 3 - April 24, 2019

Cool Effect Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Dean Sigler's avatar
    Dean Sigler 5/24/2019 5:34 PM
    I have been going about my normal business of writing two blogs on electric aviation.  I research daily, find and share with my readers ideas for new batteries, better aircraft, and associated technologies.  I found there are growing numbers of people and companies jumping into the field, and growing investment in research and realization.  It is an optimistic part of the solution to climate change.

  • Alice McFall's avatar
    Alice McFall 4/25/2019 3:19 PM
    Being accountable feels good. 
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Alice McFall's avatar
    Alice McFall 4/24/2019 11:41 AM
    I have noticed nature and the different birds. The only thing I was disappointed in was the amount of trash laying around.
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

    Alice McFall's avatar
    Alice McFall 4/24/2019 11:40 AM
    I use my dish water to water plants.
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Alice McFall 4/24/2019 11:39 AM
    Yes I am in the process of doing my yard and will be using newspaper to lay down first.
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Sandra Remilien's avatar
    Sandra Remilien 4/24/2019 8:32 AM
    Wasting water, energy and land most motivates me to change my behavior regarding food waste because people are leaving Latin American because they don't have water and there are droughts. Fossil fuels are used and trees are cut down for land to make food.
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    Fiona ORourke's avatar
    Fiona ORourke 4/24/2019 1:46 AM
    I failed to reorganise an air trip from Ireland to Paris. There was a ferry and train option but one of the connections only went twice a day so if I missed it I wouldn't have made the meeting at all. Then my child had a hospital appointment I had to get home on time for. Replacing flying from Ireland is a challenge but fortunately my family are in Britain so I can ferry there. And I don't usually have to fly for work. To offset I sponsored 10 trees with Plant for the Planet
    Buildings and Cities Express My Support
    What do you like most about biking in your city? What would you like to improve?

    Fiona ORourke's avatar
    Fiona ORourke 4/24/2019 1:42 AM
    I like getting the exercise and knowing it is not creating more emissions. My town is not well set up for cycling so I am nervous about safety especially when cycling with my children 
    Action Track: Social Justice Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

    Fiona ORourke's avatar
    Fiona ORourke 4/24/2019 1:40 AM
    I have mixed feelings about farmland as farming can be a pressure on climate and water quality 
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Martha Williams's avatar
    Martha Williams 4/17/2019 6:25 PM
    I live rural at the beach. For errands, I can walk. For recreation I can walk or bike. To go shopping I need to drive, and I don't shop that much. I love to walk to the beach. I love to bike on the discovery trail. I love to drive the bay road. If I can walk, I do.