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  • Dr. Jackson's avatar
    Dr. Jackson 2/24/2020 8:12 AM
    Let's go teachers! T-5 days! Log your actions! Sunday evening I had an amazing vegan meal! What eco challenges have you accomplished? 

  • Heidi Steen's avatar
    Heidi Steen 2/21/2020 8:28 AM
    It's going great.  One more person has signed the petition from the Sierra Club asking Publix to stop using plastic bags in its check-out lines. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heidi Steen's avatar
    Heidi Steen 2/21/2020 8:25 AM
    People in richer countries can afford meat more easily than less financially privileged people.  Raising animals for meat requires large amounts of land, also less available in poorer countries.  Eating meat cause "rich people diseases" like heart disease.  Raising livestock causes deforestation and methane production.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials 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?

    Marie Gregorio's avatar
    Marie Gregorio 2/21/2020 5:46 AM
    I am saving my used coffee grinds at home to use as compost for my plants.

  • Marie Gregorio's avatar
    Marie Gregorio 2/21/2020 5:43 AM
    I am fortunate to live in a community where I can walk to shops and whenever possible I take full advantage. It's nice to leave the car at home and get outside!

  • Lilliam Fernandez's avatar
    Lilliam Fernandez 2/21/2020 5:22 AM
    Having my metal water bottle with me is second nature to me now, so much so that if I don't have it, I panic. I'm in love with my water bottle.

    • Dr.  Gintert's avatar
      Dr. Gintert 2/21/2020 6:32 AM
      I'm the same way!  I'm lazy though and have to bring a coffee/tea one and one for water.  I also found a tote bag that has a place for 2 bottles and I can't use anything else.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install A Toilet Tank Bank
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Dr.  Gintert's avatar
    Dr. Gintert 2/21/2020 4:15 AM
    Our biggest water issue is going to be saltwater intrusion as sea level rises.  I think most people have no idea that our drinking water is at risk.  Education is the first step.

  • Dr. Jackson's avatar
    Dr. Jackson 2/20/2020 5:51 AM
    I bring my stainless steel cup every morning and I try to bring to lunch to avoid taking disposable cups or cafeteria cups (which then have to be washed). 

  • Constance Hyde's avatar
    Constance Hyde 2/19/2020 6:37 AM
    My refrigerator broke so I composted all the fruits and vegetables, along with oak leaves and cardboard scraps, that had spoiled.

    • Dr.  Gintert's avatar
      Dr. Gintert 2/21/2020 6:34 AM
      I am looking at starting my own compost at home.  I had been using back2earth but city of miami shut down their coconut grove location.  Looking for a small solution that would fit at my townhouse.
  • 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?

    Marie Gregorio's avatar
    Marie Gregorio 2/19/2020 5:19 AM
    I stopped using disposable coffee cups and instead use my own coffee mug in the morning.