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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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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?

  • Dimitar Dimitrov's avatar
    Dimitar Dimitrov 10/24/2018 9:42 AM
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    Paula Marín's avatar
    Paula Marín 10/24/2018 4:20 AM
    Ads about healthy food and heatly restaurants are now in our everyday life. However, we sometimes do not have a look to the ingredients of the things we buy at the suprmarket. Ingredients of only ONE ingrediet: this has been my tought when in the supermarket this month. Avoid non-natural ingredients.
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

    Paula Marín's avatar
    Paula Marín 10/24/2018 4:16 AM
    Sometimes it does, we are getting lazier everyday. We do not consider walk as an optionif it take longer than 15 minutes but at the same time we force us to go to the gym. This challenge made me walk daily the distance from work to the train station, in stead of taking the bus to cover this 20-minutes walk =)
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:20 AM
    It could be encouraged by setting the computers automatically with the two-seides printing
    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?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:19 AM
    corn, olives, mango, strawberries
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:18 AM
    I buy a new reusable bags, but I end up having too many.
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:17 AM
    The downside of the reusable bottles is that at some point the start to smell
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:16 AM
    by packing my daily sadwitch with a reusable package
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:15 AM
    I started using my bike to go to work
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

    Laura Sala's avatar
    Laura Sala 10/24/2018 12:14 AM
    I was wating part of the energy I used. With little actions that don't require much effort, I could decrease the amount of energy wasted.