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  • Brittany Nordby's avatar
    Brittany Nordby 2/24/2021 8:20 PM
    Just getting started and learning my way around! Excited to see everyone's progress and notes
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Harlene  Sahota's avatar
    Harlene Sahota 2/22/2021 2:21 PM
    I invision a community where all members participate in preserving natural resources,  conserving  energy, reducing waste and living  a more sustainable lifestyle. I believe education is key for this reality. I think  people are doing more and more  to protect our environment as they are learning more about the consequences and impact we have on our planet, and our planet's  future. When we are educated on these topics  we make better decisions for ourselves and our planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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?

    Jason Schweitzer's avatar
    Jason Schweitzer 2/18/2021 7:39 PM
    I have no idea why that is the case, and in fact, I actually question the evidence. From my observation, meat is desired and consumed equally by people in every economic level. Fear over not getting enough protein or the dubious science behind vitamin B12 deficiencies tend to frighten people into meat-based diets.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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?

    Jason Schweitzer's avatar
    Jason Schweitzer 2/18/2021 7:37 PM
    This was an eye-opening learning for me and my family. We now do not stress over food that is past tits sell-by date and instead rely on our common sense and human sense to determine when you dispose of food.  This reduces our food waste, as we tend to consume items completely instead of tossing them after the sell-by date.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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?

    Jason Schweitzer's avatar
    Jason Schweitzer 2/18/2021 7:35 PM
    Health benefits of not eating more food than necessary..
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Jason Schweitzer's avatar
    Jason Schweitzer 2/18/2021 7:35 PM
    The hours of labor, and energy waste motivates me the most, but I can't articulate why exactly - I suppose efficiency and frugality are values for me.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Jason Schweitzer's avatar
    Jason Schweitzer 2/18/2021 7:33 PM
    When eating without distractions, my mind wanders to topics that I otherwise would have forgotten about.