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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Austin Van Wyhe 10/24/2018 9:39 AM
    You can substitute reusable shopping bags for plastic bags, or keep using the plastic bags for other activities.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Austin Van Wyhe 10/24/2018 9:38 AM
    The next step could be the further reduction of shower times (Four minute showers?!?) along with smarter dish and laundry washing habits.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Austin Van Wyhe 10/24/2018 9:37 AM
    Use not just reusable straws, but reusable water bottles and cups as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Austin Van Wyhe 10/24/2018 9:36 AM
    Signing up to be removed from junk mail services both removes your clutter and reduces waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Austin Van Wyhe's avatar
    Austin Van Wyhe 10/24/2018 9:36 AM
    Smarter light usage, like the Boise site is doing with new light-triggering motion sensors.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Austin Van Wyhe 10/24/2018 9:35 AM
    Electricity we're I'm at is mixture of renewable and nonrenewable sources with both hydroelectric power being the source of 79% of Idaho's electricity in 2016.

  • Stefanie Wolf's avatar
    Stefanie Wolf 10/02/2018 1:23 PM
    I recently traveled to SE Asia and altered my perspective on several things I previously took for granted, I want to work on becoming a better global citizen