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  • 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?

    Kim Fraser's avatar
    Kim Fraser 10/01/2021 7:08 AM
    wasting food, knowing there are so many hungry people in the world.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Lynn Dalsing's avatar
    Lynn Dalsing 8/05/2021 7:25 PM
    We need a much more ecologically friendly waste system as well as a different approach to utilities (water, electric, and gas) that supports a reduce mindset. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Sophia Keller's avatar
    Sophia Keller 6/19/2021 3:34 PM
    Those of us who grew up in tree-lined shady neighborhoods often took trees for granted. As life has become more urbanized and trees have disappeared to make more lanes for traffic, trees have become more important. Planting our own trees opens a whole new world. What kind of tree, what  needs for light and shade, what climate,.. These considerations brought a sense of harmony and beauty which is mentally restful, physically stimulating, and spiritually nourishing.  There's a sense of personally connecting with an open space.  Also a sense of contributing to the larger community by providing shade, oxygen, fragrance and shelter for insects and birds.  

  • Sophia Keller's avatar
    Sophia Keller 6/19/2021 3:15 PM
    After several weeks of planning I finally planted two of my three trees today.  The third one will go in on July 4 so I'm counting it as good as done.  planting,  Today in honor of Juneteenth I planted a magnolia. It stands 5 feet already and looks like it will thrive. In the back yard I planted a young lilac.  And on Independence Day I'll plant a Japanese maple.  So nice to add to both the health and the beauty of the environment.  

  • Jose Sapon Menchu's avatar
    Jose Sapon Menchu 6/10/2021 8:10 AM
    you acquire to reward companies in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy and to plant more trees so that they continue to produce more green energy

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Connect With A Nonprofit
    What are the most pressing issues for women, girls, and trans/nonbinary people in your community?

    Jose Sapon Menchu's avatar
    Jose Sapon Menchu 6/10/2021 8:04 AM
    a lot of bullying because of  
    your preference

    • Zainab Wani's avatar
      Zainab Wani 6/10/2021 11:12 PM
      In my family/community, I don't know about anyone who is transgender or non-binary. Everyone is encouraged to follow their passion, though. There a ton of bullying in school but other than that, no.

  • abi rivas's avatar
    abi rivas 6/09/2021 11:51 AM
    I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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?

    I see the sun and the sky 

    • Zainab Wani's avatar
      Zainab Wani 6/10/2021 11:20 PM
      I haven't been going for walks consistently due to the current situation of India. Every time I go, I enjoy the greenery, flowers and sounds of birds if I go early morning or late afternoon. I live in a building, so I try to walk around the place as we don't have a large enough park. It's also very relaxing and enjoyable to take a break from technology. 

  • Sophia Keller's avatar
    Sophia Keller 4/30/2021 6:39 PM
    Got myself organized (finally) with the warm weather this week. Got all my plants transp;anted out into containers, and they're much happier.  Have two small raised beds and got them ready yesterday with compost and fresh soil; will bed out my root starts  tomorrow (carrots, beets, onions). It feels so good to get into the dirt again.  Happy Beltaine, everyone!  Enjoy the weekend! 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity 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?

    Sophia Keller's avatar
    Sophia Keller 4/20/2021 6:28 PM
    I didn't understand geothermal energy before reading the links that are posted on this site. We'll be needing to update our heating system within 1-2 years, and geothermal looks like the ideal way to do it.  Meanwhile, I'm involved in learning about which companies provide those services in my area, and encouraging people to consider it as an option. My state of Washington has committed to reduced fossil fuel use, so the community is likely to be receptive to discussing geothermal.