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  • Emilie Crangle's avatar
    Emilie Crangle 4/30/2021 2:48 PM
    This was a really great challenge and I appreciated the email reminders throughout. Sometimes I was doing the actions and not logging in and sometimes I was forgetting little things I can do and this pushed me to look into more than I already do. Will work on keeping up the habits and thinking more about my actions and purchases.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

    Emilie Crangle's avatar
    Emilie Crangle 4/30/2021 2:46 PM
    Found some great new women-owned businesses with the links includes and also looked into local businesses to support more actively women-owned businesses. I was excited to see many restaurants I love and visit often included! Just another motivator for me to get more Chinese and Indian food takeout :) 

  • Brittany Joiner's avatar
    Brittany Joiner 4/30/2021 8:01 AM
    I actually thought this was really cool. Glad I partook in this :) I wish Drawdown would do this regularly and not just for the month of April! Would be really cool to regularly have a dashboard and reminders and action items for educating myself and taking more action for making the world a little better!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Brittany Joiner's avatar
    Brittany Joiner 4/29/2021 11:22 AM
    I found some bamboo toilet paper before from Reel that i didn't really like... but I'm trying out Who Gives a Crap and I'll see if I end up liking that any better.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

    Brittany Joiner's avatar
    Brittany Joiner 4/29/2021 11:14 AM
    I've gotten better about using a smaller plate, but I need to do a better job about making sure I get the right portions when I'm eating out. Its difficult to avoid leftovers, and I am not always great about eating those leftovers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

    Emilie Crangle's avatar
    Emilie Crangle 4/28/2021 12:07 PM
    This was really interesting to learn about. I knew there was a huge need for more parks and outdoor recreation for lots of neighborhoods but how far the effects of missing nature is astonishing. Will keep looking into this and donate to some organizations like American Forests who work on solutions.
  • 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?

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    Emilie Crangle 4/28/2021 10:00 AM
    Living in an older, suburban neighborhood, and having injured my foot recently, I'm noticing even more how much work needs to be done for accessibility and comfort. A lot of streets don't have sidewalks which means you're weaving around parked cars or walking in the middle of the street. Also, a lot of the sidewalks that do exist are warped because of tree roots or lack or maintenance over time. We really need some improvements to make sidewalks easier to walk on and for strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

    Emilie Crangle's avatar
    Emilie Crangle 4/28/2021 9:52 AM
    Interesting topic and see the benefits especially combining heating/cooling. Unfortunately, renting an older house comes with challenges such as no HVAC systems so will have to work on energy assessments and smaller changes in the meantime.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

    Brittany Joiner's avatar
    Brittany Joiner 4/28/2021 8:31 AM
    Found this cool site to show women owned restaurants near me! https://restauranther.com/

    Unfortunatately... there weren't any 😭
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Brittany Joiner's avatar
    Brittany Joiner 4/24/2021 3:02 PM
    I'm going to keep the temperatures up as much as is reasonable in the summer, and not keep windows or doors open when I'm sitting outside on the porch. I'm also going to try to dry less things and get back into a habit of batch cooking and laundry on one day a week so I'm batching all that energy together.