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October 3 - October 24, 2018

La Crosse County Feed


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?

  • Bryany Weigel's avatar
    Bryany Weigel 10/24/2018 5:40 PM
    I loved this challenge! There are lots of changes I can make and even small changes make a difference. Future goals are to start my own composting system and and still looking for a way to re-use or recycle the Styrofoam containers that I receive! I will find some way to keep the Styrofoam I receive out of the landfill or incinerator.
    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?

    Heather Fisher Wallin's avatar
    Heather Fisher Wallin 10/24/2018 9:36 AM
    This is such a true statement. If I don't take care of myself with healthy food and exercise, I feel terrible and eventually it leads to doctor's visit to try and feel well again. Prevention is key.

  • Ashley  Giese's avatar
    Ashley Giese 10/24/2018 9:06 AM
    What a great challenge.  The 3 weeks has flown by!

  • Linda Kloet's avatar
    Linda Kloet 10/24/2018 8:58 AM
    This was a great learning experience! Good challenge - I would like to do again sometime!
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    Linda Kloet's avatar
    Linda Kloet 10/24/2018 8:54 AM
    By being better stewards of environmental and community health, it will have a positive impact on not only mine own, but everyone's personal health! We can make our community and environment healthier for all people one baby step at a time!
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Kristie Marx's avatar
    Kristie Marx 10/24/2018 8:22 AM
    I found places that accepted electronics, paint and medications.
    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?

    Kristie Marx's avatar
    Kristie Marx 10/24/2018 8:20 AM
    Driving less and walking more would both cut emissions and help us get exercise.

  • Dawn Bender's avatar
    Dawn Bender 10/23/2018 7:31 AM
    I am turning my large garden into a small garden and building a native prairie on the other half of my garden. I am doing this in an attempt to attract many bees.
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

    Dawn Bender's avatar
    Dawn Bender 10/23/2018 7:30 AM
    I would say clean water and bee health are the most pressing issues.
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How do we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

    Julie Martine's avatar
    Julie Martine 10/23/2018 4:13 AM
    No I don't particularly agree with that.  For me it might be the other way around, strive to be a good person, do what is right and be thankful that I can help.