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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    James Thomsen's avatar
    James Thomsen 10/26/2018 4:26 AM
    mostly from hydroelectric dams augmented with solar farms and wind.

  • Donald Pozorski's avatar
    Donald Pozorski 10/25/2018 6:01 AM
    I learn how much of an impact a small change can make for the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Alex Dees's avatar
    Alex Dees 10/24/2018 2:18 PM
    Many of my diet choices fall in the guidelines for healthy fishing.  The main reason is my limited fish diet, but also when I do eat fish I tend to make sure I'm eating certain types of fish that fall within the guidelines.

  • Lori Ann Roy's avatar
    Lori Ann Roy 10/24/2018 11:23 AM
    Great challenge, finish strong!

  • Lori Ann Roy's avatar
    Lori Ann Roy 10/24/2018 11:22 AM
    So great ot see how many people participated, we made a great impact!

  • Lori Ann Roy's avatar
    Lori Ann Roy 10/24/2018 11:22 AM
    Great challange, wish it was going for longer!  Hard to remember to report on the weekends.  Would love to see an app for this!
  • 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?

    Lois Harrington's avatar
    Lois Harrington 10/24/2018 11:08 AM
    I will try to take the packaging into account when making my purchases from now on.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Lois Harrington's avatar
    Lois Harrington 10/24/2018 11:06 AM
    It's mainly a culture thing.  Hopefully, as we become a more diverse society, our eating habits will change to a more healthy and ecologically sustainable pattern.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Robin Walden's avatar
    Robin Walden 10/24/2018 10:37 AM
    I think for a lot of people it's just habit; it's the way they've always eaten. It will take a lot of education to get Americans to shift their eating habits away from a sugary, processed, meat-based diet. I definitely see more people realizing that the "typical" American diet is actually very unhealthy. As more people change their eating habits and lose weight, hopefully family members and friends will see the results and change their eating habits as well.
  • 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?

    Elizabeth King's avatar
    Elizabeth King 10/24/2018 9:50 AM
    I have also purchased re-usable grocery bags.