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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's (or office's) energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Amber Brown's avatar
    Amber Brown 5/22/2020 4:58 AM
    We are replacing 4 old windows.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Ahlia Kitwana's avatar
    Ahlia Kitwana 5/17/2020 7:10 AM
    I am committing to this for the rest of May.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Ahlia Kitwana's avatar
    Ahlia Kitwana 5/17/2020 7:09 AM
    We have started picking up our produce from local farmers
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Explore Other Buildings Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Ahlia Kitwana's avatar
    Ahlia Kitwana 5/17/2020 7:08 AM
    Looked at solutions in Boston, MA and Pittsburg, PA.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Ahlia Kitwana's avatar
    Ahlia Kitwana 5/17/2020 7:07 AM
    "Best by" and "Use by" are recommendations for freshness
    "Sell by" is an arbitrary date set by store or producers
    Each state comes up with its own expiration date rules and I should become familiar with ours.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Chloe Bowman 4/24/2020 10:06 AM
    I would rather use this money to help out Food Link. The shelves are getting empty because so many people need help.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Ahlia Kitwana's avatar
    Ahlia Kitwana 4/24/2020 2:09 AM
    Already doing this due to the pandemic.
  • 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?

    Ahlia Kitwana's avatar
    Ahlia Kitwana 4/24/2020 2:08 AM
    Heard about this app when we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in CA. Now we have it as a source to eat more responsibly.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Ahlia Kitwana 4/24/2020 2:07 AM
    I intend to actually purchase smaller diameter plates.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Chloe Bowman's avatar
    Chloe Bowman 4/23/2020 9:38 AM
    Large scale production of meat is not environmentally friendly. Animals produce lots of methane which is damaging to the ozone layer. The grains used to feed these animals are much more environmentally friendly, however. If we consumed these grains instead of using vast amounts of them to feed livestock, the world and the people on it would be healthier. A diet heavy in vegetables and grains instead of meat has been linked to fewer medical complications and a longer lifespan.