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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

    Phil Grupe's avatar
    Phil Grupe 4/20/2021 7:10 AM
    This is the first time I've calculated a carbon footprint since moving to a separated single-family home, having previously only lived in apartments or condos, so it was disappointing to see my footprint increase as much as it did. That said, no longer renting or sharing a building, I now have far more control over the footprint related to my home structure, which is exciting for me.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

    Phil Grupe's avatar
    Phil Grupe 4/20/2021 7:08 AM
    Even after working in energy efficiency for 5+ years, it still surprises me how quick I am to focus on the more fashionable home upgrades for energy savings like doors and windows, when insulation and air sealing are typically the most impactful improvements a home owner can make to address a drafty house. The bang-for-your-buck on shoring up poorly insulated walls and eliminating air leaks is tremendous, and can significantly improve home comfort as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

    Lisa Heitman's avatar
    Lisa Heitman 4/08/2021 11:03 PM
    Another great reason for regenerative agriculture is it brings back native wildlife! Regenerative agriculture positively impacts our community by not using harmful chemicals and pesticides.