April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Reflection Question
    Transport Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    J Gurantz 5/10/2019 4:01 PM
    Support pedestrian and bicycle local groups that advocate for safer and greener streets and pathways. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Cheaper to run and maintain.

  • Leisa Vandehey 4/24/2019 3:23 PM
    Although I've been participating in EcoChallenges for many years, I appreciate that this event provides a unique opportunity to focus on an area where I have fallen back into harmful habits, and provides a framework, inspiration, and support to try something beyond what I had even envisioned as possible. Thank you, NWEI, for these on-going opportunities for education and growth! 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

    Brandon Short 4/24/2019 3:22 PM
    Instead of a leaky faucet, I replaced an entire toilet that cut the gallons per flush in half. (1.6 gallons to 0.8 gallons)

  • Inge Winters 4/24/2019 7:33 AM
    I am in the market for a newer car. Will probably purchase a used hybrid.  I do need a car as I live 3 miles away from the nearest bus stop.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Inge Winters 4/24/2019 7:29 AM
    All organisms, including humans, are dependent on one another.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Veslemøy Klavenes-Berge 4/23/2019 10:16 PM
    Yes, I had heard about it. I think one of the biggest advantages is more nutrients in the crops. Also it really is beautiful!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

    Veslemøy Klavenes-Berge 4/23/2019 10:11 PM
    We need to bring the CO2 back to the soil.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Liza L 4/23/2019 7:16 AM
    I think having had to take bus to school, and having my bike which I was allowed to just ride around gave me the freedom attached to having both of these. And when I got older I realized that the cost attached to owning a car is too great, when I don't really need it (especially since I'm lucky enough to live in a place where distances are not too great so commuting by public transport/bike is easy). So yeah, I think growing up exposed to all of these, normalized it for me and made me much more open to this.

    • J Gurantz 5/10/2019 4:04 PM
      We own 2 cars. One is a hybrid and the other is old and we use 2x/ month. Down the road, I hope to have time to look into an electric car. My partner rides their bike all over the place but I don't feel safe yet.
      I'm glad you are using public transport and using your bike. 

  • Calla Felicity 4/23/2019 1:01 AM
    For Eater Sunday meal with the fam, I cooked organic, sustainably produced local beef with organic vegetables and potatoes from the local farmer at the farmer's market. I found salad dressing in a glass jar to use. We sent leftovers home in old glass containers ("pyrex" bought secondhand at a local store last year) held closed with rubber bands from produce which we save to reuse. Today I made dog food, which we make ourselves for dog health and well being, with locavore organic vegetables and turkey, and organic grains bought in bulk. For Easter baskets, we gave cotton napkins in woven shopping  baskets.