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April 3 - April 24, 2019

Design Collective Drawdowners 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?

    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?

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    Seonhee Kim 4/24/2019 6:57 PM
    regardless of these dates, plan ahead and buy only what you need until your next grocery run. Use locally grown fresh produce as much as possible. 
    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?

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    Seonhee Kim 4/24/2019 10:18 AM
    keeping healthy weight, feel good about self-control, quality over quantity, and you feel better after the meal.
    Transport Test Drive an Electric Bike
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Private vehicles account for 60% of trips of a mile or less. Do you often drive short distances instead of biking or walking? If so, how might incorporating an electric bike into your lifestyle help you make more climate-friendly choices?

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    Eric Lowe 4/24/2019 7:45 AM
    I have cut out driving short trips altogether.  I try to encourage others to ride their bikes in Baltimore, pointing to new and improved cycling infrastructure.
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Eric Lowe 4/24/2019 7:43 AM
    I would like to (further) prioritize exploration of the landscape with my family.
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Eric Lowe 4/24/2019 7:41 AM
    Using less paper to begin with would be taking things a step further.
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Jennifer Chorosevic 4/24/2019 7:00 AM
    it is so hard to keep track of food that goes to waste and even scraps! I have noticed a lot of my food ends up going to waste when I guesstimate rather than make a plan and stick to it when it comes to cooking meals for the week. I am motivated to be more rigorous about my weekly meal planning and only buying what I need from the grocery store.
    Action Track: Social Justice Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Jennifer Chorosevic 4/24/2019 6:57 AM
    "For the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere." I take a lot of my freedoms and choices for granted every day, especially when it comes to my reproductive health. I hope my small donation will give someone some or all of the freedoms that I have, because I believe every woman and girl should be free to decide what's best for their bodies.

    Transport Advocate For Greener Vehicles
    How does advocating for green vehicles in your community connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to fuel-efficient vehicles?

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    Seonhee Kim 4/23/2019 7:53 PM
    since our company doesn't own a vehicle, i might find a way to advocate using alternative fuel vehicles for the business travel.
    Action Track: Social Justice Express My Support
    How could better walking infrastructure make your city both more enjoyable and more equitable?

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    Seonhee Kim 4/23/2019 7:46 PM
    walking is more universal than driving as it doesn't require owning a car. better walking infrastructure creates less discrimination and less barriers. 

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    Seonhee Kim 4/19/2019 6:34 AM
    Morning chat with my neighbor about solar panels on the roof.. some are open, and some not so much. still more work to do!