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April 3 - April 24, 2019

Saluki Green Action Team 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?

  • Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/24/2019 6:19 AM
    The challenge kept me mindful of ways that I can make an impact on a daily basis.  Developing these types of habits will carry into the future for me as I work to be more sustainable in my personal life.
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

    Karen Schauwecker's avatar
    Karen Schauwecker 4/23/2019 11:47 AM
    I will share this quote... 

    Why would we want to bother with something like that? Well, as the USUCS notes, The amount of heat within 10,000 meters (about 33,000 feet) of Earth's surface contains 50,000 times more energy than all the oil and natural gas resources in the world."

  • Holiday Wagner's avatar
    Holiday Wagner 4/23/2019 10:47 AM
    Thank you to everyone who has participated with the Saluki Green Action Team! :D
    Electricity Generation Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. Name some companies you know that invest in green energy. How can you support them?

    Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/22/2019 5:00 AM
    We have a local.  Company which came to our house and did an energy audit and an estimate on installing solar panels.  We are seriously considering doing this.

  • Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/22/2019 4:55 AM
    I joined the team to become more self aware and work harder to develop better habits.
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/22/2019 4:54 AM
    Food waste.  I am working hard to not over purchase, eat leftovers and prepare only what is actually needed.  I am also tt]rying to r=train my
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/22/2019 4:52 AM
    Environmental quality is key to building community as people who live in higher quality areas are ore inclined to create community and have work hard to maintain or improve that quality for themselves and their family 
    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?

    Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/22/2019 4:51 AM
    Those with power, ie; money have access to better appliances and systems that are more environmentally friendly and have less impact on ones health and the environment

  • Geory Kurtzhals's avatar
    Geory Kurtzhals 4/18/2019 10:59 AM
    I really like how easy it is to access the resources needed to "learn more" about the different challenge categories.
    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?

    Lori Stettler's avatar
    Lori Stettler 4/16/2019 5:18 AM
    We.  Do so because we can.    We do not value life, ours or the animals and use it as a status symbol, always trying to do better than others