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  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

    Linda Dias's avatar
    Linda Dias 4/30/2022 7:14 PM
    Bronx Zoo — took my daughter on her spring break
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

    Anne Mullaney's avatar
    Anne Mullaney 4/30/2022 1:58 PM
    Work-life balance gives me more energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    Anne Mullaney's avatar
    Anne Mullaney 4/30/2022 1:56 PM
    laundry -- don't just wash when the time is right; wait until the load is full
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

    Lakshmi Basava's avatar
    Lakshmi Basava 4/29/2022 10:34 PM
    Gender equity will improve representation of gender diverse group in crucial and leadership roles in society, who can help create just and sustainable use of gender targeted resources.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women and girl's equitable participation or representation in your community? Do you experience these barriers?

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    Lakshmi Basava 4/29/2022 9:59 PM
    I do see unequal domestic work distribution, as per survey women do 2.5 times more in unpaid domestic work compared to men, which impacts their career progression and higher education to participate and represent themselves in community.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Lakshmi Basava's avatar
    Lakshmi Basava 4/29/2022 9:52 PM
    The linking factor was pandemic, which affecting existing issues like inequality, inclusivity, health and well-being, refugee crisis and violence against women.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

    Linda Dias's avatar
    Linda Dias 4/29/2022 5:34 PM
    Every year, I plant lots of flower seeds around my backyard — mostly a variety of zinnias, sunflowers, and marigolds. I love watching the butterflies visit every day. And sometimes I spot a bee!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

    Christine Generali's avatar
    Christine Generali 4/29/2022 11:48 AM
    I am replacing areas of my lawn with plants that need little water to survive and also using mulch to help with water retention. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Lakshmi Basava's avatar
    Lakshmi Basava 4/24/2022 11:41 AM
    I feel the linking factor was urbanization, which leads to greenhouse gas emission, global average temp rise, marine pollution, deforestation and eventually, loss of bio diversity.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

    Jennifer Flaxman's avatar
    Jennifer Flaxman 4/22/2022 9:26 AM
    My water comes from Sebago Lake, which I lived on for 2 years. It is the deepest lake in Maine (316 feet!), and I can speak to the clarity of the water. It is truly a precious resource.