April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Adelaide Landsman 4/25/2019 11:44 AM
    I think the hours of labor matter the most to me because there are so many people who work such long hours to support their families on very low wages and if I were to save enough to make a few more meals those people might have to work a little less. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Sam Grant 4/24/2019 9:18 PM
    I feel like I am able to reuse and repurpose a lot of stuff just around my house and in my room. I always like finding another use for something, so that way I know that its not going to waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

    Magdeline Aylor 4/24/2019 9:07 PM
    You can protect peatlands by using less carbon and plastic, and some other things that pollute the environment. Peatlands are very important so we should preserve them.

  • elliott gallas 4/24/2019 8:33 PM
    My challenges are going good.

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

    elliott gallas 4/24/2019 7:55 PM
    I could give money and help other people and my self create our own geothermal energy systems and have them pass it on.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

    elliott gallas 4/24/2019 7:55 PM
    I could give money and help other people and my self create our own geothermal energy systems and have them pass it on.

  • Anne Russell 4/24/2019 7:53 PM
    If anyone really liked the EcoChallenge and wants to extend the environmentalist fun, come to the Sustainability Club's Spring Carnival!! This Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm in the cafeteria plaza. There will be food and games and awesome local organizations who can help you make your life more environmentally friendly and socially just!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

    Sylvan Gates 4/24/2019 7:20 PM
    In Asheville, with our mountains,  I don't know how that would affect how useful and convenient they could become In any area other than the main city. There many buildings could make use of them
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass techonology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share this with your friends!

    Aidan Walsh 4/24/2019 6:53 PM
    I had heard of biomass in the most traditional sense (that is a wood burning furnace to heat an individual house) but I had never heard of it as a means of producing sustainable, clean, efficient heating. I think it is wonderful that we have such a low tech- easily implemented and (most importantly) eco-friendly form of energy production to help us wean off of fossil fuels and hold us over until we develop a more flexible and efficient power grid to accommodate more long term sustainable energy solutions.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

    Aidan Walsh 4/24/2019 6:38 PM
    Peatlands seem like an invaluable resource to the global ecosystem, and a resource that has largely yet to be drained by humans at that. I hope to see the 85% of remaining peatlands stay intact, and continue to absorb Co2 from the atmosphere. I plan on purchasing products made with either sustainable palm oil or no palm oil whatsoever in order to stop supporting the companies who are destroying these valuable peat lands for profit.