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  • David Burrows's avatar
    David Burrows 5/31/2020 8:39 AM
    For an extra five points towards Lilac Goes Green team's efforts, I'll add that I consciously avoid purchasing new objects, repurpose whenever possible, and make examples of ways to keep a low environmental footprint.

  • Cindi Rittenhouse's avatar
    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/29/2020 8:29 PM
    I am glad I did this, but would like to do more
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Susan Ruhlin's avatar
    Susan Ruhlin 5/28/2020 1:04 PM
    I love trees and seeing them makes me happy.  I just supported the planting of 25 bamboo tree in the Philippines in honor of my friend who was born in the Philippines

  • Matthew Costello's avatar
    Matthew Costello 5/28/2020 8:57 AM
    I am glad to be a part of this and it has helped to restore the environmentalist in me that went quiet in recent years. Thank you Harley!
  • 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?

    Crystal Wood's avatar
    Crystal Wood 5/28/2020 3:07 AM
    I didn’t realize that Iceland gets over half of its energy from geothermal and it’s been in use in California since 1924. There is so much potential for clean energy there if closed loop systems are installed. New plants actually will have lower cost than coal or natural gas and it can be feasible for individual homes as well, but it’s a matter of up front investment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Beata Gomulak-Cavicchio's avatar
    Beata Gomulak-Cavicchio 5/24/2020 8:01 PM
    I think all three of these are important to me as well as supporting farming as a career.  I've met many young farmers in my years of farmers' market shopping, which I find so encouraging.  I think it's really important that sustainable, local, small scale farming (vs. industrial farming) continues to be a viable career option for future generations.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

    Cindi Rittenhouse's avatar
    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/23/2020 4:44 PM
    I have participated in CSAs.  Other than that, I grew up with lots of farms and apple orchards around.  Bring in farmland makes me feel at peace and connected to the earth and human families history.

  • Cindi Rittenhouse's avatar
    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/22/2020 12:07 PM
    I wish I could do more!  

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    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/17/2020 8:28 PM
    I joined to help my son - let's win this team!!  - and because I always strive to do things that reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Cindi Rittenhouse's avatar
    Cindi Rittenhouse 5/17/2020 8:27 PM
    Biking is my favorite. I can move along quickly, I don't have to carry items on my back because my bike has a rack.  I like that I can really look around, I can easily stop to say hello if I see someone I know.  Walking is my second favorite; I really like when I can take care of needs within walking distance.  Driving is my least favorite.  Though I do enjoy listening to books on CD when I do.