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April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Ed Boyle's avatar
    Ed Boyle 4/24/2019 10:55 AM
    Since today is the last day of Virginia Mason participating in this year's Drawdown EcoChallenge, I just wanted to thank all the members of my departmental team, the Communications Climateers. Excellent job! Way to help make a difference for the health of Mother Earth and our grandchildren's grandchildren. 

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    Ed Boyle 4/19/2019 12:41 PM
    Since Monday is the last day of our participation in the Drawdown EcoChallenge, I encourage my teammates to finish strong since we are in the home stretch of our participation. Do it for Mother Earth and future generations! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

    Ross C. Baker's avatar
    Ross C. Baker 4/18/2019 6:28 PM
    My parents grew up on farmland in Tennessee.  Sadly, that land is now urban residential land.  I support the work of American Farmland Trust to help preserve much needed, valuable farmland. 

  • Ed Boyle's avatar
    Ed Boyle 4/18/2019 12:17 PM
    Efforts continue to go well. Yesterday, I invited our freelance graphic designer, Dean Driskell, to Join Virginia Mason Communications Climateers. Go (green) team!

  • Ed Boyle's avatar
    Ed Boyle 4/17/2019 9:45 AM
    We are halfway through the Drawdown EcoChallenge and I am feeling really good about the progress that my team - Virginia Mason Communications Climateers - and I are making. Not only are these the right things to do, but our grandchildren's grandchildren will thank us. GO, Mother Earth!

  • Ed Boyle's avatar
    Ed Boyle 4/15/2019 10:52 AM
    I planted a tree this weekend, which felt good and will likely encourage me to plant more in the near future.

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    Ed Boyle 4/12/2019 10:34 AM
    My challenge is going well. Each day's actions have become easier and less time consuming. I have no doubt that my efforts will become habitual even after my participation in this year's Drawdown EcoChallenge ends.

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    Ed Boyle 4/10/2019 3:56 PM
    The challenge is going well and proving to be a fun, enlightening, engaging and competitive experience. I have been impressed with the online platform, it's ease of use and by regular motivation from Virginia Mason Sustainability Director, John Leigh.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Ed Boyle's avatar
    Ed Boyle 4/09/2019 1:21 PM
    Not only does planting trees increase the natural beauty of a space/area, but in doing so you increase the earth's ability to generate more oxygen and help offset carbon production, which is the leading cause of global warming.

  • Ross C. Baker's avatar
    Ross C. Baker 4/04/2019 3:25 PM
    Glad to be carpooling to impact climate change!  Must get around to improving a bus stop!