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  • Noel Reich's avatar
    Noel Reich 6/02/2020 5:23 AM
    With the virus preventing the ability to donate items, I want to research other alternatives to prevent myself from just throwing things away
  • 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?

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    Noel Reich 6/01/2020 5:40 AM
    After reading about mirco wind (https://energyeducation.ca/encyclopedia/Micro-wind_turbine) I realized that my high school used a vertical axis turbine to assist with onsite needs. It was located about a small greenhouse created by the science teachers. I am now curious about how much of an impact it has, especially considering how much wind the basin of Nevada gets 

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    Noel Reich 5/26/2020 5:47 AM
    I started using Misfits Market to get organic vegetables that the stores deem unsellable. It is a great way to get delicious produce and stop wasting as much food 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

    Andrea Amoruso's avatar
    Andrea Amoruso 5/21/2020 5:32 AM
    regenerative agriculture practices help us fight the climate crisis by pulling carbon from the atmosphere. One of the most positive impact could be the sequester more then 100% of current annual CO2 emissions with a switch to regenerative organic agricolture.

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      A Mangai 5/21/2020 5:54 PM
      Cleaner and healthier sanitation is another reason that regenerative agriculture should be implemented in farming practices.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

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    Andrea Amoruso 5/06/2020 6:56 AM
    I've heard of biomass in the past. And reading the research I confirmed my knowledge of how to use wood and agricultural products, solid waste etc. Biofuels. Converting biomass into liquid fuels for transportation. Biopower. Burning biomass directly, or converting it into a gaseous fuel or oil, to generate electricity. Bioproducts. Converting biomass into chemicals for making products that typically are made from petroleum. This would not be a surprise, but a hope that they can be used often.

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    Noel Reich 5/04/2020 5:33 AM
    Now that I am brewing coffee at home, I want to find a good use for my coffee grounds but I do not have the ability to compost. Research time 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Andrea Amoruso 5/04/2020 3:53 AM
    $ 1,500 a year is a lot of money, which in my opinion should be used in small vegetable crops that, where possible, we make on our property.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Peggy Furrer's avatar
    Peggy Furrer 5/01/2020 8:26 AM
    I confess I do use plastic bags.  I use them for food storage and to freeze food items. and also garbage bags.  I have seen and will look into buying reusable sandwich bags and vegetable bags,  Will need some ideas when it comes to replacing garbage bags, I will see if any bags are available that will break down and try not to use as many garbage bags by making sure that they are filled to the brim!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Peggy Furrer 5/01/2020 8:16 AM
    Women should have power over their own body- it's that simple
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities 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?

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    Peggy Furrer 5/01/2020 8:15 AM
    I have enjoyed watching Spring unfold- everything turning green, spring flowers from crocus to tulips ,flower buds, trees blooming, Sidewalks on both sides of the street would be nice, right now only one side of the street has sidewalks