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  • Sarah Bernhard's avatar
    Sarah Bernhard 10/24/2018 6:49 PM
    During this challange I learned way more about salmon and seafood in general, than I ever thought possible. 

    • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
      Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2018 7:15 PM
      Pray that you never get stuck in an elevator with me. Salmon is just the starter course! :p)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

    Peggy La Point's avatar
    Peggy La Point 10/24/2018 4:58 PM
    Putting something in the garbage one at a time doesn`t have as big of an impact as seeing three works worth sitting in front of you. It makes you re-evaluate your purchases and where you can cut waste. I don`t think much about buying a box of individually wrapped tea bags, but when you look at 14 tea bag sleeves, it`s more thought-provoking.

    • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
      Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2018 7:21 PM
      Let's work on the tea. There are compostable empty tea.bags available that you.can put loose tea.into. They are inexpensive, easy to use, and in general, fantastic.

  • Peggy La Point's avatar
    Peggy La Point 10/24/2018 4:55 PM
    As some of you know, I`ve been carrying my garbage with me each day and then collecting it in a bag. My final challenge was to do a waste audit. So here`s a photo of all of the waste I collected over 3 weeks. The stuff in the upper left are banners and tent awnings, and they actually come from KINK and Live 95. The rest is mostly packaging from food. I did buy a Hop Pass shortly into the challenge but another piece of waste I need to focus on are the holders from my individual tea bags. I haven`t liked most loose tea that I`ve tried but I need to try a few more...that`s a goal for me over the next 6 months (when my current tea supply runs out)

  • Peggy La Point's avatar
    Peggy La Point 10/24/2018 3:05 PM
    Don`t forget to check in by 11:59 tonight with your check ins!  You guys rocked this challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Disconnect from Email
    Notice how much time you were spending checking email away from work and make note of that. Now that you have stepped away from it and have not been checking, what changes are you noticing in your thoughts, use of time, stress and energy levels?

    stephanie hough's avatar
    stephanie hough 10/24/2018 10:02 AM
    This one was difficult for me because I have to monitor email and social media constantly for my jobs. I made a point of setting my phone aside and taking longer breaks between checking outside of work hours and noticed how much more engaged I was with friends and other work, and how much less anxiety I had!

    • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
      Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2018 7:26 PM
      That 'away' time is important and esential for you. I hope you find a way to sustain it.

    • Peggy La Point's avatar
      Peggy La Point 10/24/2018 3:03 PM
      You absolutely need to be plugged in for your job so I`m so glad you found, not only success, but better mental health through this challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Heather Reinhart's avatar
    Heather Reinhart 10/24/2018 9:27 AM
    I ma not sure how to answer this question. Public transport is more green to start with. I imagine pushing for solar power and electric modes of transportation would be the best option.

  • Jeff Wald's avatar
    Jeff Wald 10/24/2018 7:56 AM
    I know I kind of messed up the beginning of this challenge....but now I feel I truly learned some great earth-friendly habits.

    • Anthony Yeznach's avatar
      Anthony Yeznach 10/24/2018 7:30 PM
      You didn't screw it up. Listen to your inner Mr. Miyagi: If it comes from inside, there can be no wrong.

  • Corey Foley's avatar
    Corey Foley 10/24/2018 7:53 AM
    Yeah, I checked in every day:)

  • Peggy La Point's avatar
    Peggy La Point 10/23/2018 10:34 AM
    CORRECTION!  Wednesday is the final full day of the EcoChallenge!  I misspoke last night.  Keep taking on your challenges and checking in!

  • Heather Reinhart's avatar
    Heather Reinhart 10/23/2018 9:25 AM
    Happy last day everyone and happy Eco saving adventures all year long!