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October 1 - October 31, 2023

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Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Electricity 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!

    Tim Gleason's avatar
    Tim Gleason 10/31/2023 10:17 AM
    I think I saved the best for last with this challenge. I leaned a lot and found I was already doing this more than I knew!

  • Alex Westby's avatar
    Alex Westby 10/31/2023 9:39 AM
    Good job everyone! Try to keep up your positive work for the rest of the year!
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "Rs" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "Rs" make you feel?

    Oshannah Gillis's avatar
    Oshannah Gillis 10/31/2023 8:03 AM
    I am very excited to continue this philosophy throughout my life. This has been a very fun challenge this year. I actually learned some stuff and picked up some great sustainability tips.

  • Onna Marks's avatar
    Onna Marks 10/29/2023 12:41 PM
    Two more days! Hopefully we have more challenges in the future. I enjoy these so much.
    Industry Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket
    How close is the nearest climate-friendly supermarket to your home? How could you encourage local supermarket to reduce or phase out their use of HFC refrigerants?

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    Amanda Smith 10/29/2023 10:37 AM
    The closest climate friendly supermarket is about 30 miles away. I wish there was more companies out there that used climate friendly practices. It doesn't seem like any supermarkets would be phasing out there HFC refrigerants anytime soon but we can try brining it to there attention and explain to them the benefits of not using HFG refrigerants.

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    Alex Westby 10/28/2023 8:10 AM
    Last weekend let's finish strong and carry those good habits beyond this month!
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Alex Westby's avatar
    Alex Westby 10/27/2023 12:53 PM
    It's commonly known the effect of heating too much meat on the human body so instead I focused on the environment. I learned it takes more resources to grow the animals needed for meat when compared to the output gained from focusing on crops. The balance of nutrients in your body is harder to achieve on meat alone and in a perfect world it would be more beneficial to have vegetarian focused diets with meat serving as an additive. Overall in reducing my meat intake this month, I have felt better in energy capacity as well as consuming numerous varied nutrients from increased vegetable/fruit intake. I honestly thought this was going to be more tougher than it was but I think this is something I can easily continue after this challenge and find enjoyment in it.

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 10/27/2023 7:17 PM
      The water Alex - I hope in learning resources it takes for meat - especially beef you saw water as huge!
    Health and Education 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?

    Onna Marks's avatar
    Onna Marks 10/26/2023 4:46 PM
    Family planning helps with sexual disease control, avoiding unplanned pregnancies', and provides individuals with information that may not have been accessible to them before. It is not only a matter of human rights; it is also central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development.

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 10/26/2023 6:52 PM
      Thank you Onna for this succinct and beautiful answer on family planning - so needed to prevent unwanteds. Wish it was widely available all over the world!
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    Onna Marks's avatar
    Onna Marks 10/26/2023 4:37 PM
    Wage gap and misogyny are still at an all time high and create obstacles for woman to gain equal financial freedom or to want to move up in the corporate world due to fear of not being taken seriously or being harnessed causes them withdraw from participating in everyday community activities.
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Cook With Sustainable Seafood
    What did you cook and how did it turn out? Can you share a recipe on the feed for others to try?

    Onna Marks's avatar
    Onna Marks 10/26/2023 4:33 PM
    'Crispy Cod Sandwich':
    • 1 large egg white

    • 2 ¼ cups cornflakes, crushed

    • 1 pound cod, cut into 4 pieces

    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

    • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

    • ¼ teaspoon salt

    • Olive oil cooking spray

    • ⅓ cup mayonnaise

    • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish

    • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns

    • Lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, cabbage, bell peppers and/or tomatoes for serving
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, place a wire rack on it and coat with cooking spray.

    2. Whisk egg white in a shallow dish until frothy. Place cornflakes in another shallow dish. Sprinkle cod with garlic powder, pepper and salt. Dredge the cod in egg white, shaking off any excess, then coat with cornflakes, pressing to help them stick. Place on the prepared rack. Coat the top and sides of the fish with cooking spray.

    3. Bake the fish until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 145 degrees F, 15 to 20 minutes.

    4. Combine mayonnaise and relish in a small bowl. Serve the fish on buns with some of the sauce and vegetables.