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April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Shawna Troyer's avatar
    Shawna Troyer 4/24/2019 2:53 PM
    Today's the last day! I wish I'd been more organized this time around, and kept up with tracking and posting. 

  • Teresa Mason's avatar
    Teresa Mason 4/24/2019 7:50 AM
    How fun was that?  Do your best to keep it up even though the challenge is over.

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    Teresa Mason 4/21/2019 10:42 AM
    My bees are getting ready for Earth Day. 

    “Female Mason bees build their own nests, gather their own food, and lay their own eggs. With all this work to do, Mason bees are far too busy to be aggressive towards people.”

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    Teresa Mason 4/21/2019 10:41 AM

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    Teresa Mason 4/18/2019 4:19 PM
    Beautiful day in the neighborhood! Used my muscle power to take a walk and enjoy the fresh air. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Shawna Troyer's avatar
    Shawna Troyer 4/17/2019 9:39 AM
    I really need to start using re-usable bags for shopping. The past year I've been telling cashiers to skip the bag and I'll carry things out if my shopping is enough to carry in two arms. I own re-usable bags, but always forget to bring them. Other than that: I love repurposing things. I'm turning old CD's into jewelry, dance belts, wind-chimes, etc.

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    Shawna Troyer 4/16/2019 10:36 AM
    Alternate commute options haven't been very successful for me so far (I've tried for years). What takes me 15 minutes driving takes 1 hour 15 minutes by bus, and my schedule is too early for the ride-share bus, and I tend to stay late fairly often and it's not fair to others. But I did talk a friend into carpooling to a class in Rosalia on Sunday. I likely won't be doing any more carpooling during the challenge, but one day is better than none.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

    Shawna Troyer's avatar
    Shawna Troyer 4/16/2019 10:31 AM
    The main grocery store I shop at is actually only a block away from home. I often stop on my way home, but should just start walking. Especially during the warmer months. 

  • Teresa Mason's avatar
    Teresa Mason 4/12/2019 6:23 AM
    Bulbs are peeping out to enjoy the sunshine.  Let's band together to make this a better world for all.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Shawna Troyer's avatar
    Shawna Troyer 4/10/2019 12:19 PM
    I've not researched this a lot, but I know there are bamboo flooring options available, and a week or two ago I bought a bamboo toothbrush at Huckleberry's inside Rosauer's in Spokane Valley. I've been reading about them, and looking online, but put off buying one. I was surprised to run into them locally while shopping for other products.