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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Fatema Adamji's avatar
    Fatema Adamji 4/30/2021 7:08 PM
    It will ensure I check foods for spoilage before I decide to throw it out and not assume food cannot be had because it is past the use by, sell by or best by dates since these are just measures of quality
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

    Fatema Adamji's avatar
    Fatema Adamji 4/30/2021 6:46 PM
    I had heard about biomass energy but not researched it in depth. I found it so interesting how human waste also factors into this solution and how yet again the example of Kenya is used! 

  • Joe Walter's avatar
    Joe Walter 4/30/2021 4:04 PM
    Last day of this challenge. Had to get some last minute points in there!!  I hope everyone enjoyed it and learned something new.  I know I did.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

    Joe Walter's avatar
    Joe Walter 4/30/2021 4:02 PM
    I agree with the statement. Climate change is going to effect us, humanity, and our ability to live on this planet. The planet itself will be ok if/when we extinguish ourselves. Physically it will still be there, maybe altered but still there. Billions of years of change, I don't think we will damage it too much. But we will make it uninhabitable for us perhaps! George Carlin said it best in the 90s on one of his comedy routines: "we are like a bad case of fleas". 
    I love the outdoors and fishing. I live near the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, a great resource and fishery. It is a shame what our actions will do to things like that. 

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Joe Walter's avatar
    Joe Walter 4/30/2021 3:57 PM
    Plastics I think concern me the most. When I think about the "floating islands" of plastics out in our oceans I shudder. Human pollution is a huge issue both socially and environmentally. I know carbon is a large concern as well, but pollution bothers me more! 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

    Joe Walter's avatar
    Joe Walter 4/30/2021 3:54 PM
    I have heard about biomass before, but did not know a lot about it.  Surprising to learn about the use of feedcrops for fuel and other things. I will be doing more research on this and other topics. Work was extremely busy for me these last couple months, and I did not put in as much "EcoChallenge Time" as I would have liked.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Joe Walter's avatar
    Joe Walter 4/30/2021 3:53 PM
    My wife and I do a garden, not huge as we live in a development but it is nice size.  In season we also shop at a farmers market or 2 nearby to support local farmers for things we do not grow in our garden. I am inspired both by dependable fresh food (that I know where it comes from and what goes into it!) as well as supporting local farmers and businesses. I have been trying more and more recently to "shop local" rather than the big chain or corporate stores.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions 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?

    Joe Walter's avatar
    Joe Walter 4/30/2021 3:50 PM
    I have patronized several women owned businesses in my area. One is a distillery owned by a woman who is also a veteran of our U.S. military. 
    Researching women-owned and minority-owned businesses can be done to help support these entrepreneurs. 

  • Courtney Groszhans's avatar
    Courtney Groszhans 4/30/2021 11:55 AM
    This EcoChallenge, I ate less animal products, learned about silvopastures, started a book about redlining in communities, donated funds to environmental causes, and researched local businesses owned by women and bipoc. I still need to work on the "refuse" portion of the five Rs and try to cut down on my waste from the grocery store. Thank you to everyone for joining in, and please share on the feed what you learned this EcoChallenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Katherine Adye's avatar
    Katherine Adye 4/30/2021 9:53 AM
    Before this challenge I had not heard of silvopasture. I think the biggest advantage of it is that it's a more efficient way of using space. You can get several products out of the same area of land, and those products can be higher quality as well.