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  • Reflection Question
    Materials Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Vanessa Herman's avatar
    Vanessa Herman 5/12/2020 3:59 PM
    There are many ways that someone can express their personality, creativity, and values through sustainable fashion. When someone is in need of a new article of clothing, purchasing from thrift stores. garage sales, or online sellers/swap sites is a great way to express personality and individuality. Reusing items of clothing once owned by other people helps prolong the life of many materials and reduces the demand for more clothes to be produced at higher rates (created through fast fashion). Also, repairing, redesigning, and upcycling clothing shows and individual's creativity without purchasing unnecessary fashion. In addition, it is extremely good to look past the labels and do research into a company. Greenwashing, the act of a company claiming that their products are "eco-friendly" or "green" without any proof that they are, continues to trick many people into buying their products. In conclusion, purchase second-hand or from a verified fair and ethical store and pay attention to what you're putting your money into!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Vanessa Herman's avatar
    Vanessa Herman 5/12/2020 3:28 PM
    Human activities such as sedimentation, pollution, climate change, deforestation, landscape changes. and urban growth are all serious threats to the health of water systems. To help improve the health of water systems, you can implement rainwater harvesting systems and build wells to collect and reuse naturally provided water. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? How do they compare to other energy sources?

    Caeley Simon's avatar
    Caeley Simon 5/05/2020 11:26 AM
    I learned that wave and tidal energy are effective, renewable resources, meaning they can be used forever. I think this is an effective way to generate electricity.
  • 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?

    Angela Henry's avatar
    Angela Henry 5/02/2020 12:08 PM
    Knowing the difference between the different labels will lead me to waste smaller amounts of food, and I will be less likely to throw out foods that are safe to eat.

  • Caeley Simon's avatar
    Caeley Simon 4/28/2020 4:38 PM
    Our first challenge complete! Hosting virtual meetings!