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  • 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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    smhall426 smhall426 3/15/2021 10:41 AM
    it makes everything easier
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    smhall426 smhall426 3/15/2021 10:41 AM
    All of them are a huge bummer.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use 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?

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    eric gavelis 5/29/2020 3:23 PM
    You can help protect and restore the temperate forests by purchasing paper and wood products that are FSC certified for your home and business. These are products that have come from sustainably managed forests, where trees are replanted and not clear cut.

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    eric gavelis 5/29/2020 3:15 PM
    I installed a timer in the bathroom so it does not suck heated air from the house after 10 minutes are up. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    eric gavelis 5/29/2020 3:11 PM
    By investing in geothermal bonds, you will not own a part of the company of the respective firm, but you are rather creditor and lend the firm money on which you get a certain interest payment.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

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    eric gavelis 5/29/2020 2:50 PM
    Exploring areas of shared concern among diverse stakeholders could provide an entry point for dialogue, action and policy toward change.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    eric gavelis 5/29/2020 2:34 PM
    Trees provide shade and a nice place to rest. Fruit trees provide treats for decades.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    eric gavelis 5/29/2020 2:27 PM
    I made bamboo pickles from my neighbor's invasive bamboo chutes. I also used the hardened bamboo for stakes in the garden.

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    eric gavelis 5/27/2020 6:36 PM
    Challenge is going well. Will feel better when I see lettuce growing in the garden!

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    Caleb Shulman 5/27/2020 11:03 AM
    During quarantine we've been cooking larger meals that last a few days for more than one dinner and some lunches.