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April 3 - April 24, 2019

Reinhabitors-2019 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?

  • Paul Scott's avatar
    Paul Scott 4/24/2019 8:46 PM
    Way to go, Reinhabitors!  I think we showed up quite nicely for this competition and for Gaia.
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Simran Gill's avatar
    Simran Gill 4/24/2019 4:13 PM
    Recently, in my community, a new sustainability plan has been implemented which promotes water conservation and efficiency. The plan calls for a central irrigation system that prevents overwatering and monitors water consumption and for artificial turf fields.
    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?

    Simran Gill's avatar
    Simran Gill 4/24/2019 4:03 PM
    Right now, I think I could do a little more reusing. I reuse bags as often as I can, but other than that I don’t reuse many things. If I put a little effort into repurposing things rather than just buying new things, it would feel pretty good.
    Action Track: Social Justice Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Simran Gill's avatar
    Simran Gill 4/24/2019 3:58 PM
    I think when public transportation, for example, is very accessible and organized it is used more frequently.
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

    Simran Gill's avatar
    Simran Gill 4/24/2019 3:55 PM
    As I Iearn more, it is becoming harder and harder to fall into the habit of just forgetting everything that goes on around me. It is quite overwhelming in the moment when you read the statistics, and I think that is one of the reasons why its easier to just ignore everything that is happening. There are also good parts, though; hearing about what other people have been doing and the simple steps I can take to do my part makes me feel a little more hopeful.

  • Will Knight's avatar
    Will Knight 4/24/2019 1:04 PM
    Last day, let's get this!

  • Paul Scott's avatar
    Paul Scott 4/24/2019 12:48 PM
    Reinhabitors, this is it. The final chance to set some intentions, to think of ways to move more gracefully and beautifully through the world, to learn about the impact of actions and purchasing decisions, to make a small but positive change in the direction of the human family. I'm super impressed with your commitment to the project, but think you can each manage just a bit more good work in the last few hours.
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    John Myles's avatar
    John Myles 4/24/2019 10:41 AM
    I spoke to my family this morning making plans to install solar panels on both my  houses to offset some of out energy usage with sustainable, renewable energy.
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    John Myles's avatar
    John Myles 4/24/2019 10:40 AM
    Purchasing food from local sources who don't use synthetic fertilizers or herbicides strengthens my sense of community because I can speak to the farmer about his farm and have some sense of what/where he is speaking about. Furthermore, knowing that he doesn't use synthetic fertilizers and herbicides shows to me that he is respecting his land and is thus respecting our  land.
    Electricity Generation Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Annie Steuart's avatar
    Annie Steuart 4/24/2019 10:38 AM
    We are writing an article in the school newspaper about the School's' failed efforts to install solar panels. The solar panels are not connected to anything.