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April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • 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?

    Liz Moisan's avatar
    Liz Moisan 4/26/2019 10:08 AM
    It worked well, and had the benefit of having a car at our destination.
  • 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?

    Liz Moisan's avatar
    Liz Moisan 4/17/2019 10:40 AM
    We could try to bus to dance on the weekend.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Janelle Krause's avatar
    Janelle Krause 4/16/2019 8:31 AM
    the potential of putting in solar panels is what was suggested. Otherwise our home is as energy efficient as possible.

  • Nate Higby's avatar
    Nate Higby 4/13/2019 3:20 PM
    I have been making an effort to walk more to destinations than Lyfting or Ubering. Doing what I can to reduce the congestion on the streets!

  • Nicole Tesoriero's avatar
    Nicole Tesoriero 4/12/2019 1:52 PM
    I'm super happy to say this challenge is working really well for me!  I've been diligently keeping my food waste diary, and the shame of having my waste posted in my kitchen has really encouraged me to waste less!  I've been using my leftovers and planning my meals based on what I HAVE instead of what I 'feel like' which has resulted in less food going bad as well!  woot woot!
  • 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?

    Cassidy Inden's avatar
    Cassidy Inden 4/09/2019 9:31 AM
    In our house we like to have quarterly "purges" where we tackle the often un seen areas of the house, as well as walk through and repair any items that might need it or might be due for maintenance. Example: We will completely wash our dishwasher and laundry washing machine to keep its efficiency up to use less water and power when operating. It is also at this time where we like to post our unwanted items in our Buy Nothing group for our neighborhood. Giving those items to someone who will use them rather than throwing them away.
  • Reflection Question
    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?

    Nicole Tesoriero's avatar
    Nicole Tesoriero 4/09/2019 7:44 AM
    Massages massages massages 

  • 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?

    Nicole Tesoriero's avatar
    Nicole Tesoriero 4/09/2019 7:43 AM
    Meat is cheap and accessible in North America; the true costs are hidden by our political and economic systems.
  • 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?

    chris stewart's avatar
    chris stewart 4/04/2019 7:36 AM
    I currently carpool to work whenever I can. My schedule and work priorities sometimes stop me from doing this, but in general I carpool most of the days in a week. I would say that if I go places on the weekend, I rarely go alone and almost always have a car full of people.
  • Reflection Question
    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?

    chris stewart's avatar
    chris stewart 4/04/2019 7:29 AM
    I love to walk around the city daily. What I've noticed is the downtown (towards the water) sidewalks and walking areas are better up kept then when I travel away from downtown. Downtown is also more crowded, so some days I just want to walk and think so I go the opposite direction. I do find myself on higher alert on these walks because of the cities large homeless population and once in a while I'll have to make route changes to avoid an impaired individual.