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April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

    April  DeLeon's avatar
    April DeLeon 4/25/2019 2:50 PM
    weight loss less waste and cheaper food bill
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Linda Ferreira's avatar
    Linda Ferreira 4/24/2019 5:45 PM
    I know this will help our trees thrive, in the dry Denver climate.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

    Melissa Root's avatar
    Melissa Root 4/24/2019 9:38 AM
    I think our food pyramid has a lot to do with this, and likely the politics of lobbyist. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Melissa Root's avatar
    Melissa Root 4/24/2019 9:36 AM
    I like to know that my produce is fresh and local. 

  • Linda Ferreira's avatar
    Linda Ferreira 4/22/2019 7:21 AM
    With today being Earth Day, I have challenged myself to use mostly recycled materials in the art class that I offered to teach.  3-6 and 6-9 year-olds are such a great ages to teach how you can use trash and make it beautiful and fun.  I'm so looking forward to showing them how to reuse, along with reduce and recycing
  • 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?

    Linda Ferreira's avatar
    Linda Ferreira 4/22/2019 6:33 AM
    We decided on a staycastion .  We did lots of things close to home and rode our bikes when we could instead of getting in the care.  When we did get in the car we tried to maximize our time and plan a route that limited left-hand turns and stops.
    We had a great time.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Linda Ferreira's avatar
    Linda Ferreira 4/22/2019 6:15 AM
    I'm looking forward to the fruit these trees will produce so I can make more of my own food.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

    Abby Mcneal's avatar
    Abby Mcneal 4/22/2019 4:52 AM
    Reduction in overeating, switching to a smaller plate helped me with this challenge, now I'm hooked.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Linda Ferreira's avatar
    Linda Ferreira 4/18/2019 11:23 AM
    I was already pretty aware as I have a nutrition minor and in my nutrition classes we spend time discussing these differences.  It was a nice refresher and it will help discussing this with others.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

    Susy Barreiro's avatar
    Susy Barreiro 4/17/2019 8:41 AM
    Creates a safer environment for people, reduces the carbon footprint which reduces air pollutants. Pollution in general matters to me.