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  • Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 11:45 AM
    Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.. So be positive and keep work towards sustainability  effort!!! 

  • Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 11:42 AM
    We are glad to reach the last day of our ECO Challenge. Hope we all have learnt few things which we can carry with us and implement in future work to bring some changes towards environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

    Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 11:40 AM
    Now a days, people are getting more involved in sustainability work which is really positive. Being a part of Mace, I have noticed that Mace is doing more sustainability activates to reduce carbon. Mace's 2025 plan is go reach Net Zero Carbon which is quite inspiring!! I am very hopeful about Mace sustainability goal. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Solar Water Consultation
    Diversifying our energy supply and improving public health are just two benefits of renewable energy. What other motivators inspire you to consider installing a solar water heater in your home?

    Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 11:32 AM
    Link to explore more:

    https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/benefits-renewable-energy-use

    Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions. These gases act like a blanket, trapping heat. The result is a web of significant and harmful impacts, from stronger, more frequent storms, to drought, sea level rise, and extinction.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

    Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 11:30 AM
    1. Adjust your day-to-day behaviors. 
    2. Replace your light bulbs. 
    3. Use smart power strips.
    4. Install a programmable or smart thermostat. 
    5. Purchase energy efficient appliances. 
    6. Reduce your water heating expenses. 
    7. Install energy efficient windows. 
    8. Upgrade your HVAC system.


  • Martina Rizzo's avatar
    Martina Rizzo 3/31/2021 11:26 AM
    Last day of ecochallenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks 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?

    Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 10:22 AM
    Land must be purchased in large acreage masses, and donated to land trust organizations to prevent this development. It’s my dream and goal to help to raise money to both donate to land trusts, and also, non-profit organizations must also be organized for farm land and wilderness land preservation and restoration. Then, will need help be with this, in terms of learning fundraising skills.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

    Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 10:17 AM

    1. A Bicycle Has a Tiny Manufacturing Footprint When Compared to a Car
    2. Bicycles Produce No Meaningful Pollution When in Operation
    3. Using a Bike for Transportation Can Help Y Lose Weight and Improve  Overall Health
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 3/31/2021 9:59 AM
    When it comes to transportation choices, people generally do what is best for themselves. Understanding what factors influence people’s decisions can help the transportation industry and advocates better show the benefits of different transportation options that address different components of motivations.
    1. Convenience is a big factor
    2. Cost


  • Noelle Cole's avatar
    Noelle Cole 3/31/2021 7:46 AM
    Today is Manatee Appreciation Day – March 31, 2021

    "We celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day every last Wednesday of March, on March 31 this year, to raise awareness for the endangered sea cows who are quickly falling victim to pollution, global warming, and hunting. Did you know manatees weigh as much as 1,200 pounds but survive on seagrass alone? And that they have no natural enemy except humans? This day is celebrated to appreciate, learn more about, and protect the bloated bean-bag look-alikes from deadly human activities."