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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

    Doug Price's avatar
    Doug Price 4/28/2022 5:46 AM
    The single-use plastic items I have used the most are plastic baggies.  We've looked into way of using re-usable items like containers instead of the single-use item.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Practice A Sharing Economy
    What benefits does the sharing economy offer to you and others? If you are a little shy to try, what could be a first step for you?

    Fred Desai's avatar
    Fred Desai 4/26/2022 9:37 PM
    Now that we do composting in our backyard, my sister-in-law, who lives in an apartment, brings her compostable waste to our house. In addition, she brings her recycling items as well since her apartment complex does not have a recycling bin.

    Since the Cincinnati Recycle sand Reuse Hub accepts almost all plastics, I have been wanting to set up a day when our neighbors can drop off their plastics. We would then take it all at once yo the Hub.  Some churches do that already. 

    Recently we bought a shredder. We have been thinking of letting people on our street know that they can borrow our shredder anytime they need it. That way they can shred their yard waste and not send it to the landfill.  This would be our little contribution to taking care of our earth. We have been talking about it. We just need to do it now. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities
    Why is it important to honor native and indigenous peoples and cultures? What have you learned that is important to you? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous group, how does your community practice sustainability?

    Chloe Guedel's avatar
    Chloe Guedel 4/26/2022 8:49 AM
    This is a topic I don't know much about because it is not linked directly to my French history but I became sensitive to it in my last trip to Arizona. I noticed approach to covid was different (closing key touristic places to protect its people from the disease, people first vs economy first) in Navajo nation so I wanted to learn more about the political system (I didn't even know they had an election for their own president). I really appreciated the resources here to understand better , it makes me want to read more.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

    Chloe Guedel's avatar
    Chloe Guedel 4/24/2022 1:50 AM
    I now have a bucket in my kitchen sink for when I rincé of something I can then reuse the water to clean my veggies 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

    Doug Price's avatar
    Doug Price 4/21/2022 4:51 AM
    Luckily, finding out how to dispose of prescription medicines is easy since it is just a quick Google search.  Having these medicines properly disposed of is important so the medicines don't end up in a landfill potentially leaching the chemicals  into the ground.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Doug Price's avatar
    Doug Price 4/21/2022 4:48 AM
    Being able to volunteer and help the community is rewarding. I enjoy helping others and look forward to continue to do that throughout the year.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

    Doug Price's avatar
    Doug Price 4/21/2022 4:46 AM
    It was a straight forward process and the type of thing everyone probably already has thought a little about.  Having a plan laid out makes it easy for the entire family to understand what needs to happen during an emergency.  Ready.gov is a great site to help organize and document emergency plans.

  • David Mullaly's avatar
    David Mullaly 4/20/2022 4:02 PM
    Here's the finished garden!  We enjoyed the project. We also used all our compost from the past year in the soil.

    • Fred Desai's avatar
      Fred Desai 4/20/2022 10:33 PM
      Love to hear about all the activities your entire family has been doing during earth month.  Bryant is getting such great lessons at a young age. 

      Enjoy your sabbatical time off. 
  • 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?

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    David Mullaly 4/19/2022 4:58 PM
    We have also been focusing on shorter water run times for hand washing, dishes, and teeth brushing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

    David Mullaly's avatar
    David Mullaly 4/19/2022 4:57 PM
    We love a West African peanut stew recipe we found. That has been our favorite so far. 

    • Fred Desai's avatar
      Fred Desai 4/20/2022 10:39 PM
      Over the last 3 days, Becca and I watched 2 documentary movies—Cowspiracy and Seaspiracy—on Netflix. They are eye opening, thought provoking, and very likely habit changing movies for us.