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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

    Julia Robinson's avatar
    Julia Robinson 4/29/2021 9:54 AM
    A landmark study came out this week about how air pollution disproportionately affects people of color. I've know this for a long time, instinctively - having lived in NYC and seen that asthma rates in predominately Black and Latinx neighborhoods like Harlem, where more delivery trucks come off the bridges and are concentrated on thoroughfares through those areas before dispersing. But seeing the study, and realizing that the claim that Black people have higher rates of asthma - and research to identify a genetic cause - are completely BS, and rather about systemic racism - infuriating. 

    This is also true for parts of cities being hotter by 1.5C on average and less resilient to a warming planet (fewer trees and green infrastructure), among other things. 

    Systemic changes. No climate justice without racial justice. 

  • Ting Lee's avatar
    Ting Lee 4/27/2021 3:43 PM
    Three more days left and we are still leading! Well done everyone!

  • Matthew Mupfanochiya's avatar
    Matthew Mupfanochiya 4/22/2021 3:35 PM
    I'm not the best at documenting my efforts, but I am enjoying this platform because it allows me to retro-respectively add my daily goals :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Matthew Mupfanochiya's avatar
    Matthew Mupfanochiya 4/22/2021 3:33 PM
    I'm enjoying walking a lot more - while its getting chilly out I'm enjoying seeing nature change seasons 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Julia Robinson's avatar
    Julia Robinson 4/22/2021 9:34 AM
    I love seeing all the little details of the seasons, watching flowers bloom over a few weeks, birds building nests, etc. Seeing how other people use outdoor space - families, pets (so many more cats on leashes than I've ever seen before!), friends, people alone. 

    Wider, smoother sidewalks. Pedestrian-first intersections. Better bike lanes (so bikes don't ride on sidewalks). People being better pedestrian "citizens" and aware of their surroundings/community. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Ting Lee's avatar
    Ting Lee 4/20/2021 9:20 AM
    I like supporting local farmers and producers. I have the impression the food is fresher and more flavorful, since it's not harvested weeks in advance to be shipped around the world. This also cuts down on transportation emissions, which in some areas is the largest emissions category. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

    Ting Lee's avatar
    Ting Lee 4/20/2021 9:18 AM
    Women are generally the caretakers of the family and tend to not only children, but elders. This is also why climate change disproportionately affects women, because when an extreme weather event hits, they stay behind to tend to those who can't flea quickly. Leaving them in unsafe conditions as sexual violence against women increases after such events (first responders busy with other issues). This is not just a third world problem, the same happened for example after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Ting Lee's avatar
    Ting Lee 4/20/2021 9:14 AM
    When I eat mindfully, I feel fuller at the end of the meal and enjoyed my food more. Otherwise I just feel like adding gas to the tank but not really knowing what went in.

  • Ting Lee's avatar
    Ting Lee 4/15/2021 10:15 AM
    We are still first, woohoooo! 15 more days to go!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Julia Robinson's avatar
    Julia Robinson 4/15/2021 10:04 AM
    Using my own body to move around through walking and biking lets me explore the city (taking different routes, observing, etc.). It also allows me to interact with and observe people in my community (as does public transit). I find driving and parking (esp in SF) stressful, and limiting my use of cars makes me appreciate when I do need one to get somewhere quickly (or at night, when walking/biking/transit can be less safe), hauling things, or getting somewhere not easily reachable by other modalities,