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  • Caine Pittman's avatar
    Caine Pittman 4/25/2022 12:00 PM
    I want to contribute less waste to the earth. I believe the world can be better that way.
  • 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?

    Angilina Tron's avatar
    Angilina Tron 4/25/2022 9:09 AM
    I have been trying to take shorter showers, and I'm planning on moving out soon so that will significantly decrease my household water usage. This decreases it because I plan on practicing more environmentally ' sustainable activities. I already practice the 'Let it Mellow' rule, because it's just pee. 
  • 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?

    Angilina Tron's avatar
    Angilina Tron 4/21/2022 10:17 AM
    My girlfriend made tofu orange chicken, and if you season it right then it’s delicious 
  • 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?

    Angilina Tron's avatar
    Angilina Tron 4/21/2022 10:04 AM
    I volunteered for WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) in the children’s nutrition department. It made me think about the growing food scarcity we are currently facing, but it was nice getting to make a kid happy. I plan on volunteering for them further on. 
  • 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?

    Elliot Heye's avatar
    Elliot Heye 4/20/2022 10:34 PM
    It is important to honor indigenous communities because they were on the land first and we destroyed their communities. I enjoyed learning about the conservation work indigenous communities lead, as I am very interested in the intersection of culture and conservation.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Angilina Tron's avatar
    Angilina Tron 4/17/2022 12:46 PM
    The Pandemic deflated many of our resources as well as our economy. It was mentioned that 7% of the global population will live in poverty and that 2.37 billion people are without food or unable to get proper nutrition. Our global population is over 7 billion right now, so that equals nearly 30% of our global population.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

    Angilina Tron's avatar
    Angilina Tron 4/17/2022 11:06 AM
    I'm realizing that my family is conscious of their energy usage. I live with my aunt and uncle (I use to live with my grandparents) and every lightbulb is of the eco kind, our house is well insulated and they are constantly doing improvements on it to make it livable and eco-friendly. We have a few solar panels that help power the lights in our greenhouse too. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

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    Angilina Tron 4/17/2022 11:01 AM
    I wasn't aware of the 'Granny Flats'. It's usually a small space built on the property of an existing home. This helps make multigenerational living easier! 
  • 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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    Angilina Tron 4/16/2022 12:24 PM
    I was surprised that most of my produce was on the dirty dozen list. I love everything on the clean 15 list and have been trying to swap out my dirty dozen for the clean 15. Avocados are a must, so I'm happy to keep buying them.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

    Angilina Tron's avatar
    Angilina Tron 4/14/2022 12:29 PM
    I've meditated before. I use to be very consistent, but I felt like I never had enough time anymore. Picking it back up has helped me relax and stay focused longer. My work has improved since practicing and I can pay attention longer in class. I'm more engaged and my mind doesn't need constant entertainment. I don't find myself doom scrolling anymore. I try to meditate more outside to celebrate Earth month. This recent weather has made that a million times more easier--and more enjoyable!