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April 3 - April 24, 2019

Team Teal (SCH OR) 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 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?

    Renee Harn's avatar
    Renee Harn 4/17/2019 8:28 AM
    Marketing by meat producers and  what people ate when growing up
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

    Ashley Colletti's avatar
    Ashley Colletti 4/06/2019 1:48 PM
    I prefer transportation methods that allow me to incorporate some exercise into my day: cycling and walking to and from transit, for example. Our commute bonus is a considerable motivator as well.  Transit needs to arrive on time, and run frequently for it to be a feasible option since my schedule can vary.  It also needs to operate reliably despite weather or traffic conditions.  While bus or light rail may take longer than driving, I try to multitask as much as I can, responding to emails, listening to podcasts, or reading a book when commuting. Door-to-door shuttles are especially convenient when it's very cold, raining, or snowing.
    Buildings and Cities Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

    Elizabeth Hansen's avatar
    Elizabeth Hansen 4/05/2019 10:47 AM
    I love getting some fresh air on my daily ride, and having nothing else to do while I cycle. It is my meditation time.

    • Ashley Colletti's avatar
      Ashley Colletti 4/06/2019 1:33 PM
      I agree! It makes me feel so much less anxious than sitting in traffic.  I can't think of a better way to start or end my day, especially when I get a glimpse of the sunrise or sunset. 

  • Joanna Nelson's avatar
    Joanna Nelson 4/01/2019 8:26 AM
    I'm excited!!  I'm ready to learn more earth-friendly tips as an attempt to decrease my carbon footprint.  I also come with some hard wired practices which will gain points for our team!!!!
    Action Track: Social Justice Make School More Affordable
    Why is it important that girls have equal access to education in order to reduce our global greenhouse gas emissions?

    Bukola Ojo's avatar
    Bukola Ojo 3/28/2019 10:23 PM
    Educating girls yields a high return for society:
    - End in child marriages = lower population growth, decreased under-five mortality and malnutrition
    - Economically empowers women who can then make better choices and have access to environmentally safe resources
    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?

    Sara van der Giessen's avatar
    Sara van der Giessen 3/26/2019 2:50 PM
    Expired food may not be unsafe to eat, I don't need to waste food when it's past the use by/sell by date.

  • Elizabeth Hansen's avatar
    Elizabeth Hansen 3/22/2019 2:34 PM
    Team Teal prize - sandwich wrap

  • Elizabeth Hansen's avatar
    Elizabeth Hansen 3/22/2019 2:33 PM
    Just found out what the prizes are! I may add my own prizes for top Team Teal point-getters - I'm thinking reusable sandwich wraps. What do you want to win? 

    EcoChallenge Prizes for Staff Members and Providers
    The Carbon Vanquishers: the top 3 point earners receive the book Drawdown by Paul Hawken and a Seattle Children's logo cup. 
    The Carbon Heroes: the next 25 point earners receive a set of nylon produce bags and a Seattle Children's logo cup.
    The Carbon Champions: the next 50 point earners receive a Seattle Children's logo cup.