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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Hannah Edge 's avatar
    Hannah Edge 10/24/2018 12:40 PM
    October Ecochallenge has been a challenge alright, but also a lot of fun. Hardest part for me is remembering to check in everyday. So happy that I can go back and check off my actions from the days before .
  • 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?

    Renie Bober-Moken's avatar
    Renie Bober-Moken 10/19/2018 5:40 PM
    Most showers can be less than five minutes, if we pay attention.

  • Rubi Jaimes's avatar
    Rubi Jaimes 10/15/2018 11:21 AM
    Wasn't able to fully see the sunrise or sunset due to the rain. Still made me appreciate the rain that came through. 
  • 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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    Rubi Jaimes 10/12/2018 3:34 PM
    My family doesn't use straws very often, we mainly use it when we go out to eat. However, I have been meaning to cut them out as best as I can especially since at my work place we advocate not to use them. Recently, I just purchased my first set of reusable straws. I used them at a restaurant where I informed my boyfriend, his cousin, and his date about the challenge and how by reusing a straw i can cut back on the plastic one use ones. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Keep a Nature Journal
    What natural gifts are you grateful for?

    Rubi Jaimes's avatar
    Rubi Jaimes 10/12/2018 3:21 PM
    I am grateful towards the sky, the rivers, and the trees. These have been the main natural gifts I keep being drawn towards. I hope to continue to appreciate more. 

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    Rubi Jaimes 10/12/2018 3:20 PM
    Been doing great so far on my daily challenges! Need to work on some a bit more though for sure:)

  • Rubi Jaimes's avatar
    Rubi Jaimes 10/10/2018 5:48 AM
    Thinking on going on a walk before my shift that should be fun! Walking on zoo grounds now and maybe doing some I naturalist as well;)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Rubi Jaimes's avatar
    Rubi Jaimes 10/10/2018 5:47 AM
    Looking into buying sustainable foods/drinks when I go shopping. One of the things I already participate in is by looking at the labels on my products. I now am more often to choose foods that are organic, non-gmo's, and certified products on sustainable fishing. 

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    Rubi Jaimes 10/10/2018 5:44 AM
    Added anther eco challenge for myself. I will be including the INKTOBER Challenge! Looking forward to drawing more often and getting points to feel rewarded for my accomplishments.
  • Reflection Question
    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?

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    Sarah Gorton 10/09/2018 6:46 PM
    I very much agree that it is better to pay the farmer. It means paying less down the line for reactive medical care. I have opted to include bread in the definition of "whole foods" during my daily diet because it perishes and is made of ingredients that are pronounceable and non-synthetic. :)