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    Tabetha Adams 10/25/2018 7:31 AM
    Overall I think it went pretty well. I'm used to commuting by public transit, but having to think of three things I'm grateful everyday was really uplifting. I also went through a bunch of the stuff I didn't need at my house. I also saved money trying to decide if they were things I needed or wanted. Honestly, the Vegan thing was the hardest for me. My roommate also participated eating vegan with me, we definitely ordered a meat lovers pizza last night. Haha. It's not a lifestyle that I could keep up with, but it was eyeopening about how many things contain meat or dairy that I have never thought about before. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Nikole Clow's avatar
    Nikole Clow 10/24/2018 5:24 PM
    I wasn't able to complete this challenge, but what I find interesting (and what I just learned a couple weeks ago) is that one of my family members actually does canning and pickling! 

    The foods I'd love to preserve are cucumbers, peppers, carrots, and a ton of other veggies and fruits. I love the idea of canning veggies and fruits, so I hope I remember this for next year!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Nikole Clow's avatar
    Nikole Clow 10/24/2018 5:12 PM
    I actually kept track of most of my purchases in my head after the first week of this challenge. I noticed that I tend to do more impulse shopping than planned/need shopping. I love to read, so it came as no surprise to me when I bought seven books in the last three weeks. Most of that was impulse. 

    I do feel I need to work on my impulse buying. I have a budget, so maybe what I need to do is create a budget category specifically for book shopping each month. I think that will help my buying habits. We shall see. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Nikole Clow's avatar
    Nikole Clow 10/24/2018 5:09 PM
    Practicing gratitude, I have discovered, is a wonderful way to reflect on your day and to also see how many things happened to you that day that you are grateful for. I found that my mood would always become more positive when I'd work on my gratitude. 

    This practice helps make for a better world because it gives people the opportunity to reflect on their day and be grateful for the things they value. I definitely plan on continuing this exercise. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Nikole Clow's avatar
    Nikole Clow 10/24/2018 4:28 PM
    I stay inspired to act on sustainable energy because of what it does for the environment. Sustainable energy is also meant to last for a longer period of time, so that is always an added bonus. I am very thankful the units were updated in time for the Chicago winter! 

    Side note: these units were actually upgraded over the weekend and I completely spaced on updating this :/ 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Angelica Barcenas's avatar
    Angelica Barcenas 10/24/2018 2:05 PM
    It is generated through a power station....ComED.  All energy sources impact our environment, animals and humans.  It harms  our environment, which leads to global warming.  And this effects all living humans and animals.  We need to start finding more use of solar energy, which is one of cleanest sources of energy.  It does not release any gas or pollutes the air.

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    Angelica Barcenas 10/24/2018 1:52 PM
    Great job Tabitha!! Our final day!

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    Angelica Barcenas 10/24/2018 1:51 PM
    Great Job Marcy! You did great!!!

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    Angelica Barcenas 10/24/2018 1:51 PM
    Great job everyone!  We did it!

  • Nikole Clow's avatar
    Nikole Clow 10/24/2018 11:40 AM
    Today, I am grateful for...

    1. Accomplishing some of my goals this month
    2. Discovering a new hobby
    3. My new laptop :)