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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    BabyCare Cares 4/16/2022 4:48 PM
    Stuffed Peppers are a great tasting zero waste meal.  Use fresh peppers from your garden, boil til semi-soft, drain, cut in half and fill with cooked hamburger, spaghettis sauce, diced onions and capped with mozzarella cheese.  Everything gets eaten and the spaghetti jar and meat pack get recycled!  Enjoy! 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Volunteer
    What was one of your most memorable volunteer experiences, and why? What would you like to volunteer for next, and why?

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    BabyCare Cares 4/15/2022 2:53 PM
    My favorite volunteering opportunities were with Habitat for Humanity and Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship prepping small seedlings for reforestation projects.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    BabyCare Cares 4/15/2022 2:49 PM
    I was surprised to see strawberries with the highest amount of pesticide residue.  The highest by far!  Organic strawberries tested in the safe range.  I'll only be purchasing organic strawberries from here on.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    BabyCare Cares 4/15/2022 2:40 PM
    More and more children are experiencing social anxiety.  With the prolific use of smart phones among school age children, they are losing out on face to face interaction and have more difficulty interacting in person.  As a result many experience social anxiety and surface only friendships.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    BabyCare Cares 4/15/2022 2:40 PM
    More and more children are experiencing social anxiety.  With the prolific use of smart phones among school age children, they are losing out on face to face interaction and have more difficulty interacting in person.  As a result many experience social anxiety and surface only friendships.  
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Volunteer
    What was one of your most memorable volunteer experiences, and why? What would you like to volunteer for next, and why?

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    Nicolette Vanderklaauw 4/15/2022 4:57 AM
    A wonderful woman in my neighborhood organizes the Montgomery food share - she picks up food & personal care items to donate to the FoodBank every other month, and sends a note about how many lbs we've collected.   I donate every month and sometimes  help with pick-up.  My favorite memory was helping at the Shelter on Elm street - feeding folks on Sunday morning with a YMCA volunteer group.  So much gratitude from those who have so little

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    Nicolette Vanderklaauw 4/15/2022 4:51 AM
    I encourgae you to read more under 'calculate my water foot print', particualrly under food choices.  some new insights there.
  • 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?

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    Nicolette Vanderklaauw 4/15/2022 4:50 AM
    i had no idea growing coffee beans was so water-intensive (and maybe land use as well).  I drink tea - which apparently is better.

    I already eat a mostly vegetarian, whole food meal - but do consumer a lot of nuts (albeit not nut-milk) and dairy.  Didn't realize that nut-milk requires more water that soy; still, will stick with cows for that one!
  • 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?

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    Danielle Schiano 4/11/2022 11:19 AM
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? Take shorter showers 
  • 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?

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    Nicolette Vanderklaauw 4/08/2022 9:41 AM
    I Use my  apple watch to remind me to stand and to breath.   Not sure how that contributes to sustainable life style though