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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Gerally Rivera's avatar
    Gerally Rivera 3/16/2021 12:19 PM
    My next step for saving energy include keeping everything of when things aren't being used, washing clothes with cold water, using LED lights, and solar power devices. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Gerally Rivera 3/16/2021 12:09 PM
    Eating products that contribute towards deforestation has been something I've done all of my life. It is now that I'm older and in school that I started to realize and learn about this. Since eating certain food products has been something I've done since I was born, it was hard to change my eating habits. Most of the products that I used to consume had palm oil. But now that I know the bad outcomes from producing palm oil, I've been buying less food with that ingredient. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

    Gerally Rivera's avatar
    Gerally Rivera 3/16/2021 11:55 AM
    Family planning is really important because it helps communities reach their economic and social goals. It is a means to contribute towards health, poverty, and the economy. Family planning does so by increasing education in the community, supporting partnerships, and saving the environment. It'd be accurate to say that people that are low in income, live in the city, and are underage would need more family planning services than those that are higher in income and older. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Hannah True 3/15/2021 2:14 PM
    When choosing not to overload your plate you leave enough food for others in your family to eat. Many people take alot of food, but then others go hungry. It wastes resources for other people to use. This is why in America I think that we should be careful of how much food we consume, and be thankful for the food that we have in abundance, because in many countries around the world people, and children are starving due to a lack of proper nutritious food. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Hannah True 3/14/2021 11:24 AM
    I can make two types of places. I can put a recyclable box next to the large trash can in my garage so that I am able to easily throw the recyclables into the recycle bin and the garbage into the garbage bin. 

    It makes me feel good because I am able to help the Earth and protect it even by doing something small.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Hannah True 3/12/2021 7:14 AM
    It gets you out and active! Spending time outside is so good! You get to breathe in fresh air, be active, and relax! disconnect and enjoy sounds of nature!!!! You just get to take it all in! The weather, the sky, the warmth of the sun on your skin, the little details hidden in the earth that makes it so beautiful! You get to enjoy all of it! There is very little I enjoy more than being outside! :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Grace Cupples's avatar
    Grace Cupples 3/11/2021 7:17 AM
    I can find recipes and do research on how to incorporate all parts of a vegetable when cooking. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Grace Cupples's avatar
    Grace Cupples 3/11/2021 7:17 AM
    I can find recipes and do research on how to incorporate all parts of a vegetable when cooking. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Grace Cupples 3/10/2021 9:16 AM
    It helps me create less waste. Before I would throw food out the day before or the day of that the marked date was on the product. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Grace Cupples's avatar
    Grace Cupples 3/10/2021 9:15 AM
    Implementing the 5 R's makes me feel better overall. I know I am helping our environment and earth and that gives me joy and gives me a sense of peace.